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Lancasphere welcomes Chuck van Zyl & Mike Hunter to Hunter’s Tryst 6.27.15

Chuck van Zyl and Mike Hunter

The Lancasphere Concert Series is proud to welcome Chuck van Zyl & Mike Hunter to Hunter’s Tryst on Saturday, July 27 at 7pm (Buy Tix). These artists are an integral part of the Philadelphia ambient and space music scenes. Chuck is the producer and host of STAR’S END (the renowned radio program of space music dreamscapes originating on WXPN) and the founder…

Lancasphere presents Evolution of Sound 6.20.15

Robin Chambers and Loretta Bilieux at Evolution of Sound

Lancasphere’s Evolution of Sound returns to The Candy Factory’s Warehouse D on Saturday, June 20 at 7:00pm. Evolution of Sound is an evening of completely improvised experimental music featuring ten area musicians. Filmmaker Stephen Ulrich returns to provide us with improvised visual projects responding to the music in real time. Here’s how it the Evolution of Sound works: Ten musicians from a variety…

Lancasphere welcomes Here Inside with special guests Noite to Hunter’s Tryst 6.12.15

Noite and Here Inside

We thrilled to be moving part of the Lancasphere concert series to Hunter’s Tryst, a new underground BYOB lounge in the heart of downtown Lancaster. Our first show features two acts that have performed at previous Lancasphere shows but are developing special sets specifically for Hunter’s Tryst. Here Inside Here Inside is my own ambient influenced atmospheric…

What I Learned from Lavacave

Lavacave

Admittedly, “acoustic gypsy pop/woodland punk” has not been the primary kind of music getting spins in my iTunes library lately, but I had the chance to mix Lavacave for a recent Saturday night show at DipCo in Lancaster. Lavacave are the masters of “acoustic gypsy pop/woodland punk” with Robin Chambers on vocals, violin, and mandolin, Nick…

Lancasphere SEVEN | Evolution of Sound 4.18.15

Lancasphere returns to The Candy Factory’s Warehouse D on Saturday, April 18 at 7:00pm with our fourth installment of Evolution of Sound. The show features an improvised round robin with ten Lancaster musicians. *** We’ve added several special video elements to the evening’s program! *** Photographer and filmmaker Lowell Brown presents excerpts from After Lumiere Filmmaker Stephen Ulrich returns with live improvised visual projects Visual and performance…

RiverSound Project | March 6, 2015

RiverSound Project

In January, photographer Matt Lester asked me if I’d be interested in creating music for a series of photographs he shot back in December on a trip through New Orleans. I saw one of the prints and immediately said yes…and immediately started hearing sounds in my mind that represented that image. The photographs are a series of industrial landscapes…

My Own Private Lancasphere Story (Part II)

The Candy Factory's Warehouse D

The Idea I’ve been a musician for as long as I can remember, and I’ve been playing in bands, producing audio recordings, and promoting shows since high school (way back in the 1980s). By the time I turned 40 in 2011 I was involved with a wide variety of performing arts-based projects here in Lancaster. But after…

My Own Private Lancasphere Story (Part I)

Lancasphere THREE

Twenty-five years ago I had a life changing experience. During the summer of 1990 I was living in Pittsburgh between my freshmen and sophomore college years. One night I stumbled upon Echoes, the late night “new age” radio program that continues to play on a number of public radio stations across the country. Having grown up in…