PYXL8R, Groupthink, Bernhard Wöstheinrich & Tim Motzer
PYXL8R – Ken Palmer is the man behind the PYXL8R name and is an active musician and graphic artist. Ken creates ambient and electronic music as PYXL8R, and is also a member of the prog rock band Brainstatik.
Groupthink – Groupthink work up vast drones of machinic elegance buttressed by windswept atmospheres, sentient noises, and the odd rhythmic pulse. Utilizing all manners of instruments analog and digital, archaic and contemporary, the duo improvise with wild abandon, yielding, thanks to their various iPhemera, ambience with teeth.
Bernhard Wöstheinrich and Tim Motzer – Bernhard started in about 1987 to intensely experiment with his own sounds and tunes after he found out that drawing and painting simply weren’t enough to adequately express himself. He went about to find something that might had a more “performing” approach. Inspired by the likes of Einstürzende Neubauten and other informal and experimental music, he finally began to work in a very personal way to compose and record some early tapes. The rest, as they say, is history.
After 12 years of world touring, stunning collaborations, and over 60 albums of credits—this Philadelphia-based guitarist Tim Motzer continues to traverse manifold territories in music and has developed a distinct textural guitar voice utilizing looping, bowing, electronics, and prepared techniques ala Cage. He releases his music on his 1k Recordings imprint and webcasts monthly sessions from his studio at 1ksessions.com. He also continues to score for the world of modern dance and film.
Admission is FREE
November 9th 2012 – Mayakara, Gina Ferrera, Dan Miñoza
Mayakara – Mayakara, Sanskrit for Conjurer of Illusions, is the acoustic/electronic duo of Bill Fieger and Mike Hunter. They weave the acoustic elements of Bill’s custom built instruments and Mike’s electronic instruments and processors. Their unworldly sound invites the listener to join the shaman’s dance and see through the illusion that is “reality.” Bill also performs with Stairs to Nowhere and solo as Oblivious Solitude. Mike performs solo as Ombient, with Brainstatik and hosts the Ambient/Electronic/Experimental music show, “Music with Space” on WPRB 103.3 FM Princeton University Radio.
Gina Ferrera – Gina fuses folkloric polyrhythm with electronic music using a multi-dimensional MIDI drum controller, called the trapKAT and a 4-octave MIDI mallet keyboard, called malletKAT. Triggering live loops in a style termed, IDD- “Intelligent dance-drumming”, her live hybrid set-up is comprised of traditional percussion, improvised loop control, vocal effects and drumming on her custom Alternate Mode MIDI trapKAT to create electro-organic ethno-techno.
Dan Miñoza – Dan is a guitarist like no other. Nothing you see or hear from Dan is anything you would expect from a guitar player, which makes him so unique in our opinion. One facet of Miñoza’s sound is his weapon of choice. Dan plays a Warr guitar which utilizes the “tap” method of playing that allows guitarists the ability to play single notes or chords with each hand. The approach is more akin to a keyboard based instrument than the typical style of guitar technique of plucking the strings. Dan, his instrument, and his intelligent use of software processing, particularly Native Instruments Guitar Rig, are a fantastic treat for the ears and eyes.
Admission is FREE
The Event Horizon concert series is a Philadelphia, PA based concert series featuring Ambient, Electronic, Experimental and Space Music.