STAR'S END Update - 18 August 2019
Woodstock 50th To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock: An Aquarian Exposition WXPN will broadcast Woodstock - As It Happened - 50 Years On, a radio exclusive that features the complete archived audio of the festival, including all music and stage announcements. Over three days WXPN will present newly reconstructed audio documents of each of the 32 performances in as close to real time as possible. From Thursday 15 August at 5:07PM continuously through to the late morning of Sunday 18 August 2019, listeners will be able to tune in and hear all of the performances much as they sounded back in 1969 during this historic weekend.

Please note that the broadcast of Woodstock - As It Happened - 50 Years On will preempt nearly all of WXPN's weekend programming, including the 08.18.19 edition of STAR'S END Ambient Radio. Please rejoin STAR'S END on 08.25.19. Thank You.

For more on WXPN's airing of Woodstock - As It Happened - 50 Years On, please read Sarah Hojsak's informative article at The Key

Jason Sloan - Live STAR'S END 08.25.19
Jason SloanJason Sloan's secret pleasure may be of the Berlin-School variety. His clean lined minimalism delivers a potent atmosphere of mechanized machine mystery and dreaming, breathing idyll - filling the mind in four dimensions. With a powerful intellectual undercurrent coursing beneath his realizations, his music urgently pushes into darkness. Slow melodies offer vague narrative, but only its receiver knows whatever drama this work may tell. As a pulsing echoing energy occupies the center of our attention, breathing chords extend and recede, and deepen our mental journey. While a steadily turning sequencer pulse drives a linear flow, and Sloan's power of imagination takes us on unexpected excursions. From primitive utterances lost in the night, and passages of sound horde stillness, to cycling, circling tone patterns moving steadily outward - he implies formal and spatial boundlessness... resulting in an endless, formless thought zone.

Please tune into the 08.25.19 broadcast of STAR'S END Ambient Radio for a live-to-air radio concert with Jason Sloan

For more on Jason Sloan, please access: www.jasonsloan.com

For more on Jason Sloan, please access the STAR'S END Profile

WXPN Online Auction 2019 - STAR'S END Fan Experience
Chuck van ZylSTAR'S END/WXPN Cookies Electronic Musician, Concert Organizer and STAR'S END Radio Host Chuck van Zyl took part in WXPN's 2019 Online Fundraising Auction with the offer of a unique listener experience. Auction Item #211 was the one-on-one workshop with Chuck van Zyl covering synthesizer basics, followed by a private salon spacemusic concert for the winner and ten friends at WXPN's World Cafe Performance Studio (the new CD Chuck van Zyl: Live on Star's End 08.26.18 was a direct result of last year's Fan Experience).

This unique concert/workshop received a top bid of $780. Thanks very much to winning bidder Ernest Allen! Your support of public radio is sincerely appreciated!

For more on WXPN's 2019 Online Auction, please access: www.xpn.org/auction

Chuck van Zyl: Live on Star's End 08.26.18 - Special WXPN Thank You Gift
Live on Star's End 08.26.18 Produced by Public Radio Station WXPN, Chuck van Zyl: Live on Star's End 08.26.18 (63'36") is not a commercial release. It is available only as a "Thank-You" gift to those making a donation to WXPN/STAR'S END.

This album is a conventional silver CD featuring over 60 minutes of the Chuck van Zyl live electronic realizations made in the WXPN performance studio during a private Salon Concert (for Tony Masiello) and live-to-air broadcast of 25/26 August 2018. Its four parts each offer passages of improvised in-the-moment sequencer manipulations, amidst the ethereal yearning of synthesized harmonies and cresting lead lines. The listener is invited inside, to float away as the patterns and textures envelope them - tumbling in circles, spirals and pinwheels, beneath unfurling ribbons of creamy synth melodies and modulated, chirping effects.

Chuck van Zyl: Live on Star's End 08.26.18 may seem more like a spiritual expression than an exploration of a musical form. This work has mysterious power purely on a sonic level. But the miracle of this release is that every time we listen to it, our minds will hear something new - and will so find a different album. Absorbing the full tapestry of the Electronic/Berlin-School experience, and the ideals of live improvisation, we can easily imagine every concert outing serving as a mystic portal for this musician's own spiritual journey.

Whether channeled from the astral plane, or just the transformation of electricity into sound, Live on Star's End 08.26.18 is for those seeking a deeper examination of tone and mood. Anyone in love with Spacemusic and its very specific poetry will want to own this recording. While this musical form may have been established in the 1970s, Live on Star's End 08.26.18 feels made-today fresh. A ceaselessly inventive work, its history begins now.

For more on Chuck van Zyl: Live on Star's End 08.26.18, please access the WXPN Online Donation Form

For more about Chuck van Zyl, please access: chuckvanzyl.weebly.com

STAR'S END - WXPN's Archived Stream
Chuck van Zyl

Beginning with the 10.07.18 edition, an archived stream of each broadcast of STAR'S END will be available through the WXPN website. To listen anytime, please access: tinyurl.com/starsendarchive

The Signal: Podcast

This edition of The Signal includes notes on five releases from the Projekt Records label.
Please listen in as host Chuck van Zyl reviews:

Phase IX by Lorenzo Montana
MantraSequent by Jeffrey Koepper
Following the Ether Sun by Forrest Fang
Different Spaces by Erik Wøllo
Spiral Revelation by Steve Roach
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PhaseIX MantraSequent Following the Ether Sun Different Spaces Spiral Revelation

STAR'S END on The Internet
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The Listening List - Recent Album Reviews From STAR'S END
Telemetry POV Effects of Clouds Monde vol 1 The Defective AI

(Please Click on an Album Cover)

July 2019 Top 30 STAR'S END Releases - Alphabetical
Artist - Album (Label)
Selected Ezines - Online
Sonic Immersion Amazing Sounds Ambient Visions Ambience for the Masses Electro Ambient Space Hypnagogue
Selected Magazines - In Print
Sequences #31 e/i Expose E-dition Audion
STAR'S END - Site Search
Google Have you ever been looking for something on this website only to become bogged down by the massive size and enormous content? Now you can find what you are seeking somewhat easier. Searching the STAR'S END Website has become much easier. Look for info on artists, albums, track names, labels, etc. via a Google "site search" - now part of the STAR'S END Website.

For more on STAR'S END Website search, access: www.starsend.org/search.html

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Click on the provided link and follow the easy instructions for signing up. Once your registration has been confirmed, you will receive the STAR'S END Update every Thursday evening. This is not a discussion group, email addresses will not be made public. There is no fee for this service and you can unsubscribe at any time.

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Images From Selected Live On-Air Concerts - Click on an Image for Details
Ombient Saul Stokes RMI Guitar Pilots Chuck van Zyl Robert Rich Ian Boddy

Access the Concerts page for more about live on-air in-studio STAR'S END radio concerts

~ Coming Up ~ Live on STAR'S END ~

onewayness : 7 April 2019 (see photos and video)
Bernhard Wostheinrich w/Ombient: 14 April 2019
Worms of the Earth : 14 April 2019
Staer : 12 May 2019
Skoulaman : 19 May 2019
Jason Sloan : 25 August 2019
Chuck van Zyl : 29 September 2019
Simon Lomax : 3 November 2019

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