Event Horizon Series
Travis Woods - Improvised synth exploration
Iron Gump - Shamanic sound journey
Chaka Benson - LoFi ambient grooves ~ modular synth HipHop
Travis Woodson is a composer, arranger, improviser, and multi-instrumentalist who has collaborated and performed with various musicians and dancers. You may have seen him perform in Make a Rising, Sonic Liberation Front, Electric Simcha, Split Red, David Fantasy & Adult Content, Kohoutek, Big Plastic Finger, Machuco’s Trabuco, his own group Live Like a King, and/or Pyramid Minds. During the summer of 2012, he premiered a series of compositions and arrangements for three guitars, as a part of the Archer Spade Performance Series, and has performed at the Improvisational Music event, the Nowhere Festival in 2015. He has also performed in a guitar ensemble of Julius Eastman’s work during a retrospective festival presented by Bowerbird in 2017.
“It’s like a movie for your ears and an experience for the imagination.” Iron Gump is a mind-body guide that utilizes vibrational instruments, gentle movements and breath-work to guide explorers into deeper states of relaxation. For over 10 years years he has been creating imaginative soundscapes for people in Philadelphia and has traveled around the world as a sound journey guide. He has led corporate retreats, worked with boutique hotels and has been a private guide for small groups and one on one experiences. His intention has always been to create a more imaginative space of exploration for people to unwind and simply breathe.
Chaka Benson grew up in Philly in the hey-day listening to local music ranging from Schooly D to Sun Ra. He’s brought those learnings to various projects across a multitude of genres. He’s well known on the Philly Space Music circuit, having done live sets on the radio shows “Star’s End”, and “Music With Space”, but has lately adopted a more raucous Drum and Bass style. Check his IG @chakabenson