Event Horizon presents: Lyle Holdahl / onewayness / Christopher McNulty
Lyle Holdahl has been writing and performing progressive pop and symphonic rock for over 50 years. First known to the 1970s prog world as a writer/member of Harlequin Mass. Since those early days, he had gotten involved with numerous musical styles, and projects. As a multi-instrumentalist, he has played with many other artists, and written music for some of them. His compositions can also be heard in movies and as movie soundtracks. In the ’80s, he was a member of the Band Stubborn Puppet. He currently composes for three different music acts. FireMonkey: Euro-synth-dance-pop, art+science Projekt: ambient / instrumental / experimental music and Lyle Holdahl: symphonic / progressive rock and movie soundtracks. As far as influences are… you name it, and it will probably be listed (in all forms of music). His music shows this as well. It is very hard to place him under a small umbrella.
onewayness is Adam Holquist, a composer, musician, sound designer, and multimedia creator from Erie, Pennsylvania. He uses guitars, pianos, analog and digital synthesis, spoken word and field recordings, and a variety of hardware and software tools to create atmospheric and textural music which draws influence from a variety of sources. These may include: ambient, drone, minimalism, post-rock, and vintage and contemporary electronic ‘listening music’. Adam performs and tours regularly, appearing at festivals, galleries, cafés, dive bars, art spaces, basements, and the occasional laundromat throughout the US and in Canada. Since 2011, he has given hundreds of live performances, and has released over 40 albums and EP’s between various creative entities. His work has been featured on a number of both terrestrial and streaming radio stations, has charted on Zone Music Reporter’s weekly Top 100 ambient music airplay charts, and has been positively reviewed by a variety of publications both in the US and abroad. In addition to recording and performing as onewayness, Adam is a member of the duo embral, with longtime collaborator Charles Shriner [dRachEmUsiK], and also regularly performs in both composed and improvised group settings with a variety of local and global collaborators. Adam has created original music and sound design for theatre, independent films, and art installations; serves as curator of the ElectroFLUX Experimental Music Series, which presents creative music from local, regional, and international artists at various Erie venues; and has served as the producer and co-host of Social Distancing Variety Hour, a weekly live streaming video program and podcast focused on the arts, politics, and current events.
Christopher McNulty is a multi-instrumentalist, designer and composer from Princeton, New Jersey. His arrangements, largely ambient, produce thematic soundscapes using field recordings, modular synthesizers, stringed instruments and found sound via improvisational and automatic techniques. He works mostly alone in a basement next to the washer and dryer and sometimes one cat.
The Event Horizon concert series features Electronic, Avant Garde, and Experimental music along with the work of live video projection artists. The concerts are always FREE and open to all.