STAR'S END Update 25 July 2021
Winter TideErik Wollo How many ways are there to be human? By seeking transcendence in the crucible of the concert Erik Wøllo validates his existence in the showcase of live performance. With Winter Tide (60'14") he adds another enduring work to his discography - this one realized for SoundQuest Fest 2021. Released during a summer when thinking feels like a big ask, this eight part suite unfolds in slow, cooling sighs of sparkling synthetic sounds. As soaring guitar-driven anthems head for the sky, this album's confident melodies hold fast to the heart. Sending his instrument through a labyrinth of digital processing Wøllo's playing yields a rich and varied palette of textures and tones. Alongside silvery lead lines he deploys chords of steel strings - which ride atop rising rhythms of electronic precision. The overflow of magical musical moments impacts us at a level deeper than that of words. Arresting, absorbing and rewarding, Winter Tide freezes time by inundating the mind with thought. Searching and contemplative, then striding into the deep, it achieves a satisfying, constant level of high thinking. The bright spots are incandescent, and we are moved by the concord of sweet sounds - only to sink into icy waters, where the turbulence really attracts the ears. The recital setting allowed room for risk. In this familiar space Wøllo discovers a potent sense of drama - heard in the unique energy exuded throughout each track. Subtle in all the right ways Winter Tide was made for a particular kind of listener - determined to collect unique feelings and enjoy each span of sonic goodness while it lasts. Finding our way into this music is a familiar adventure - one where we learn the secrets that we knew all along.

 

Please tune in to the 07.25.21 broadcast of STAR'S END Ambient Radio for music from Winter Tide, the new live release by Erik Wøllo

 

For more on Winter Tide/Live at SoundQuest Fest 2021, please access: www.projekt.com.com

 

For more on Erik Wøllo, please access: www.wollo.com

 

Additional Content:

Infinite Moments (2019) by Erik Wøllo
North Star (2021) by Erik Wøllo
Recurrence (2022) by Erik Wøllo
Silent Currents (2011) by Erik Wøllo
Silent Currents 3 (2013) by Erik Wøllo
Silent Currents 4 (2016) by Erik Wøllo

 

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Erik Wøllo live at SoundQuest Fest 2021 (28 March 2021)

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Huron - live on STAR'S END 08.01.21
Star's End Space Camp 2021Johnny Lancia Johnny Lancia realizes blissed-out ambient works and concerts under the name Huron. His music is filled with heady drones and idiosyncratic rhythms that reflect his love of the natural world - filtered through a variety of modular synthesizers, analog electronics and tape manipulation processes.

Please tune in to the 08.01.21 broadcast of STAR'S END for a live-to-air radio concert with Huron - part of this summer's STAR'S END Space Camp 2021

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

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WXPN 2020 Online Auction - STAR'S END Fan Experience - Item #104
STAR'S END Fan Experience

Electronic Musician, Concert Organizer and STAR'S END Host Chuck van Zyl has taken part in WXPN's 2020 Online Fundraising Auction with the offer of a unique listener experience. The winning bidder of Auction Item #104 will receive a 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.

WXPN's 2020 Fundraiser Auction ran from 8:00AM on 6 March 2020 to 6:00PM on 26 March 2020. Sincere Thanks to winning bidder Jim Causey for taking part! Your support is sincerely appreciated!

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Photos/Videos/Notes on 2019 STAR'S END Synth Workshop/Salon Concert
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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

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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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