Ron Boots - 18 March 2017
Ron Boots is among the most engaging Electronic Musicians to ever export music from The Netherlands. Since the late 1980s, his work has been rooted in the Berlin School, yet reaches far beyond the basic fundamentals of the genre. Combining elements of Contemporary Instrumental, film soundtracks and Spacemusic, Boots' music moves easily between the mainstream and the cosmic.
Along with many noted albums, concerts and collaborations,
An avid concert performer, Ron Boots at last made his solo Stateside debut - in Philadelphia at
Guitar Pilots plus Andrew Chalfen - 22 April 2017
Guitar Pilots is the new spacemusic duo featuring guitarists
Ombient plus Geoffrey Waterman - 20 May 2017
Music with Space radio show host and multi-instrumentalist
Possessed by a unique atmospheric sensitivity he is currently exploring the sonic territory of Spacemusic's 1970s Berlin-School - utilizing a number of classic electronic instruments, among them a substantial four cabinet "Synthesizers Dot Com" modular system.
Ombient will be joined on-stage at
Robert Rich - 3/4 June 2017
Robert Rich finds expression in his works by fusing nature, technology, art and craft into a sonic replica of our earthly macrocosm. His music is concise, exhilarating and charged by a keen sense of drama. Moving through his many albums we find multi-layered realizations enlivened by misty flute solos, floating glissando guitar, and ethereal synth pads. Less active areas within the meshes of musical fabric are like an oasis nestled inside his ambitious design.
Conjuring soundscapes derived from the darkest regions of the earth, to the brightest grain of stardust, Rich's performances evoke the enigmatic nature of the universe while emphasizing its harmony with the human spirit. With his steel guitar, flutes, field recordings, synthesizers and samplers Robert Rich delves into the mysteries of the cosmos, and our place in it.
Robert Rich returned to Philadelphia and
This concert was broadcast live on WXPN/STAR'S END Ambient Radio, in commemoration of 40 years of broadcast.
Sincere Thanks to IsoTank, Projekt Records, Robert Rich, WXPN, The Rotunda and to all of our supporters.
Hotel Neon plus Datadrift - 16 September 2017
Hotel Neon is a Philadelphia based ambient drone-guitar/synth trio. Consisting of
Jeff Pearce plus Eyes Cast Down - 7 October 2017
Jeff Pearce is well known to the Spacemusic community for his unique approach to the electric guitar. Pearce produces tones that rarely betray their origin as they are processed, delayed, distorted and looped to create complex harmonies and timbres. His music is compelling and moody, traversing the Space, Ambient, Experimental and New Age genres, and ranges from deep, dark soundworlds to bright, elegant, melodic compositions.
The Ministry of Inside Things plus Hallowed Bells - 18 November 2017
Consisting of electronic musician Chuck van Zyl and electric guitarist Art Cohen, The Ministry of Inside Things are considered among the most innovative of US spacemusicians today. While their music touches on many of the hallmarks of Berlin-School Spacemusic, MoIT bring their own influences and innovation to the process. The result is a sound that is uniquely individual.
25th Anniversary (1992-2017)
Additional details are forthcoming. Please check back for news and updates on our silver season! Thanks for all your support!
The Gatherings Concert Series is presented by the all-volunteer staff of The Corporation for Innovative Music and Arts of Pennsylvania