Hopalong Horus Heisenberg, Guitar Pilots, Ombient
Hopalong Horus Heisenberg is Bruce Leitch, He's been experimenting with electronic music since 2010. Before that played bass and guitar in various bands. Most of his music is recorded with various virtual instruments on iPad apps, with occasional live bass and guitar. His music ranges from ambient and spacey to droning noise, with the occasional psychedelic or post rock guitars. He has 10 full length digital releases. He has 5 releases on the Belgian Net Label God Hates God.
Guitar Pilots is an electronic space music duo featuring guitarists Art Cohen and Scott Watkins. Their music consists of long structured improvisational pieces which transport the listener to the depths of space while focusing on each precious unfolding moment. Art's sequencer-like echoed guitar figures provide rhythmic propulsion while Scott's synthetic pads and sub-octave rumblings build a foundation for both guitarists to soar in melodic flights. Singing glissando blends seamlessly with plucks and twangs and blasts of interstellar beam. Following the trail blazed by Pink Floyd, The Grateful Dead, and the Berlin School, Guitar Pilots carve out their own unique sonic territory that is both organic as the ground underneath and as far-reaching as a distant pulsar.Art Cohen has been a fixture in the Philadelphia music scene for over 30 years as both a performer and an audio engineer. Fluent in guitar, bass, keyboards and harmonica, he has performed at concert venues and radio studios throughout the Delaware Valley and brought his music to Toronto, New York and other cities in the Northeast. He has released CD's with The Ministry of Inside Things, Delicate Monster, CubiZm, Lessick & Lincoln & Cohen, Waves of Violet, Men from When, and as a solo artist. His music ranges from electronic space to ambient to folk-rock to psychedelic rock to traditional folk to experimental to spoken word and beyond - sometimes within the same performance. Art has cultivated a unique guitar style drawing on influences including Garcia, Gilmour, Hendrix, Gottsching, Fripp, and Pinhas. Scott Watkins is best known as the guitar half of Orbital Decay, the Philadelphia area synth & guitar duo who over the past couple of decades have graced the stages of all the region's important electronic space music venues. He coaxes an extended pallet of sounds from his guitar through the use of synths and modelling processors. He has built many of his own instruments including an other-worldly sounding 12-foot beam. Echoes of Gilmour, Hendrix and Froese can be heard in Scott's textural and melodic playing.
Ombient (a conjunction of the Hindu Mantra "Om" and the word Ambient) is the moniker under which Mike Hunter performs his Ambient/Drone/Berlin School/Experimental music. Ombient's music, being of a live and improvisational nature, is representative of the feeling of the moment in which it is performed and of the subtle feedback between the audience and the performer. Ombient users various vintage and contemporary analog synthesizers, a large Synthesizers.com modular, and occasionally computers running Ableton Live with various synth plug-in's. Mike is also host of the radio program Music With Space on WPRB 103.3FM, which focuses on the kinds of music one might here at the Even Horizon Concert Series.
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