STAR'S END 1-6AM SatNite/SunMorning  Playlist for April 9th, 2000
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Hosts: Chuck van Zyl/Jeff Towne

* This edition of STAR'S END was originally broadcast live on October 13th, 1996 *


Live Performance from October 13th, 1996 :
STAR'S END Sleep Concert with Robert Rich [5 hours]


About Sleep Concerts by Robert Rich:

"In the early '80's I used to perform all-night concerts for sleeping audiences,
lasting from about 11:00PM to 8:00 AM. I encouraged people to bring sleeping bag
and pillow, and fall asleep. The music was extremely quiet and slow-moving, more
like a pure atmosphere than what people generally think of as music. It was a
mixture of live electronics and taped organic sounds.

... part of the purpose of the sleep concerts was to tranform an environment and
create a break from everyday experience. By carefully controlling the acoustics
of the performance space, I could achieve some very unusual perceptual effects.

The first hour or two will be slightly more active than the rest, but soon the
music will drop away into slow foggy textures and strange ambient sounds. At low
volumes, these textures can blend into your acoustic environment, creating a sort
of sonic dislocation, a re focusing of your perceptions.

You can use the sound texture as a way to focus your attention onto images that
arise out of your half-sleeping mind. In the transitions between sleep and wake,
hypnogogic images may become intensified and more vivid. You may also become
more aware of dreams, and you can observe the different layers of perception as
you teeter on the edge of consciousness."

-Robert Rich  October 13th, 1996

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