STAR'S END Update 28 November 2021
Chuck van Zyl Many years ago, before Star's End was available online, around Thanksgiving time I'd hear from folks living outside the FM broadcast range who were back in the Philadelphia area for the holiday. They'd be occupied with traveling and visiting family, but always made time to tune in over the long weekend. Some even shared that Star's End was one of the things they really missed about the tri-state area. Ever since hearing these stories and becoming aware of this appreciation, presenting Star's End on the Thanksgiving weekend has felt especially significant to me.

Having produced Star's End radio specials for Halloween 2016 and Christmas 2015, I thought that this year would be a good time to visit Thanksgiving and its related themes of Homecoming, the Fall season, harvest time, and the coming of Winter. To this end I contacted a number of musicians to commission a new piece of music for this special edition of the radio show.

I feel fortunate to be involved in a field made up of so many extraordinary people. Not only did this creative contingent stop and take time out of their schedule to realize new music for this broadcast, but fulfilling my request seems to have been meaningful on a deeper level. A few explained that making their track took them in an interesting new direction, which they plan to more fully express on a future album release. Others told me that this project resonated on a personal level, and making this music helped them better express their state and explore resolutions. Each had their own reason for making their track, and I'm looking forward to hearing how it all fits together this weekend on-air.

So please make plans to join me for the 11.28.21 edition of Star's End as we listen to this mix of previously unreleased new music, from a range of innovative artists, realized especially for this special Thanksgiving weekend broadcast. (11.28.21 Playlist)

-Chuck van Zyl/Star's End

 

STAR'S END - preempted 12.05.21
WXPN Album Countdown

The 12.05.21 edition of STAR'S END will be preempted by WXPN's 2021 Album Countdown Special Programming. STAR'S END will return for the 12.12.21 broadcast.

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

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The Listening List - Recent Album Reviews From STAR'S END
Solar Cycle Seeing Inside Beyond Earth & Sky Dyson Sphere Alpha Three

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October 2021 Top 30 STAR'S END Releases - Alphabetical
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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!

For the auction announcement, please click this link: www.xpn.org/auction

Photos/Videos/Notes on 2019 STAR'S END Synth Workshop/Salon Concert
Photos/Videos/Notes on 2018 STAR'S END Synth Workshop/Salon Concert

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

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

Selected Ezines - Online
Sonic Immersion Amazing Sounds Ambient Visions Ambience for the Masses Electro Ambient Space Hypnagogue
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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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

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Coming Up : Live on STAR'S END

Chuck van Zyl : 7 February 2021
Huron : 1 August 2021
Tim Motzer : 8 August 2021
Jason Sloan : 15 August 2021
STAER : 22 August 2021
Hotel Neon : 29 August 2021
Ombient : 5 September 2021

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