Chuck van Zyl, Gwynedd Friends Coffeehouse April 9, 2022 @ 8PM
Music, Hosted By Gwynedd Friends Coffeehouse
Took place on Saturday, April 9th, 2022 @ 8:00pm
Gwynedd Friends Meeting
1101 DeKalb Pike , Gwynedd
Gwynedd Friends Coffeehouse presents "Chuck van Zyl Live in Concert" on Saturday, April 9th at 8:00PM (doors open at 7:30PM) at Gwynedd Friends Meeting, 1101 DeKalb Pike , Gwynedd, PA 19454 (US 202 & Sumneytown Pike).
After decades of music-making, electronic artist Chuck van Zyl is credited with a range of substantial live appearances, collaborations and album releases. Realized in the specific poetry of the Berlin-School his creations draw on a unique understanding of texture, atmosphere and scale. With its deep-space gateways and brilliant sequencer breakdowns, from the heights of heedless improvisation, on down to its quietly consuming fields, his work opens a zone of one's own.
Spontaneously composed in the moment, performances by Chuck van Zyl evoke the sense of discovery first heard in early albums by Jean-Michel Jarre, Kraftwerk, Klaus Schulze and Tangerine Dream. Offering a quiet sense of mystery, his recitals are uniquely designed for an informed audience set for a journey. To riders of this aural plain his music is the perfect soundtrack. Somewhere between its mysterious sense of interiority and celestial yearning, the audience will find room to contemplate the cosmos, or just as easily encounter the self.
Gliding through the spaceways, Chuck van Zyl presents pulsing passages of rhythmic flight. Slow chords hold forth, while cycling sequencer notes echo out amidst lithe keyboard leads. As synthesizer harmonies rise and fall, in passages of dark and light, an unexpected beauty emerges. It is in this remarkable realm that we are asked to give in to the sensation of sound, and connect with our inner stillness.
Perhaps best known as host of STAR'S END for the past 40+ years - one of the world's most successful radio programs of Spacemusic - or as founder of The Gatherings - Philadelphia's premiere concert series of innovative music - Chuck van Zyl has also been producing his own electronic realizations, in collaboration and solo, since the mid-1980s. He has played live at a variety of venues, and issued numerous studio works and concert recordings - all in service to an enduring impulse for expression.
A $7.00 cash donation is requested (at the door/night of show).
Gwynedd Friends Coffeehouse is presented by an all-volunteer staff as a not-for-profit outreach of Gwynedd Friends Meeting.
After costs all proceeds are donated to the Charity of the Evening.
The venue is wheelchair accessible.
Covid-19 restrictions for the Coffeehouse include proof of full Covid-19 vaccination with photo ID. Masks are optional and refreshments will be served.