Author Topic: ROBERT RICH live in Toronto - Sunday April 25th - Toronto Ambient Music Festival  (Read 1662 times)

Scott M2

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THE AMBiENT PiNG is launching our first Ambient Music Festival.

To start the festival off in a big way, the PiNG welcomes ambient
soundscape legend Robert Rich for an intimate concert performance
at The Music Gallery's St. George the Martyr Church Sunday Apr. 25th.

In consideration for those traveling from outside of Toronto, there
will be an early concert start time of 7:30pm and no opening act.
(Doors open 6:30)   $20 advance / $25 at the door

Advance Online Tickets are now available at:
http://www.theambientping.com   (click the BUY NOW link)

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THE PiNG'S FiRST AMBiENT MUSiC FESTiVAL

-> APRil 25 . ROBERT RICH - LIVE IN CONCERT
-> APRil 28 . PHOLDE + dreamSTATE + BETA CLOUD + GENERAL CHAOS VISUALS
-> MAY 01 . EMMANUAL MADAN + ANNA FRIZ + EC WOODLEY
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TORONTO AMBiENT MUSiC FESTiVAL - NiGHT ONE

SUNDAY APRiL 25th . THE AMBiENT PiNG + The Music Gallery
present ROBERT RICH LIVE IN CONCERT
@ The Music Gallery . St. George the Martyr Church
 197 John St. - north of Queen W. behind the AGO .
 Doors 6:30pm . Concert 7:30pm .  $25 door / $20 advance

Across three decades and almost 40 albums, California-based
Robert Rich has helped define the genres of ambient, dark ambient,
and "tribal" electronic fusions, yet his music remains hard to categorize.
Part of his unique sound comes from using homemade acoustic and
electronic instruments, microtonal harmonies, custom software, chaotic
systems and feedback networks. Rich began building his own analog
synthesizers in 1976, when he was 13 years old, and later studied
for a year at Stanfordís prestigious CCRMA while earning a
degree in psychology.

Rich released his first album Sunyata in 1982. Among these early
releases, the 1986 Swedish LP Numena found its way into some of
the earliest London chill rooms and influenced DJs like Jonah Sharp
and Mixmaster Morris. Rich then began a string of 11 critically
acclaimed releases for the Hearts of Space label. His two
collaborations with Steve Roach, Strata (1990) and Soma (1992),
laid the groundwork for what became known as techno-tribal music.
His collaboration Stalker (1995) with B. Lustmord became a defining
landmark of dark ambient.

Rich has performed in caves, cathedrals, planetaria, art galleries and
concert halls throughout Europe and North America. His all-night
Sleep Concerts, first performed in 1982, became legendary in the
San Francisco area. He occasionally revives his all-night concert
format, using live nocturnal radio broadcasts to extend the audience
range. In 2001, Rich released the 7 hour DVD Somnium, a studio
distillation of the Sleep Concert experience, possibly the longest
continuous piece of music ever released at the time.
http://robertrich.com
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TORONTO AMBiENT MUSiC FESTiVAL - NiGHT TWO

WEDNESDAY APRiL 28th . SPACE TOURiSM featuring PHOLDE
+ dreamSTATE + BETA CLOUD + GENERAL CHAOS VISUALS
@ Supermarket  . 268 Augusta Ave . Kensington Market .
 just south of College  .  Map, info and directions at:
 http://www.supermarkettoronto.com/site/section/contact
 PiNG doors open at 8pm . 1st set at 8:30 . $6 at the door

For the second night of their first AMBiENT MUSiC FESTiVAL, the
PiNG presents a 3-stage expedition from the depths of the Geosphere
to far-out beyond the Ionosphere. Space tourists, can enjoy the
voyage comfortably with a microbrew in hand in the PiNG's
geo-stable orbiting lounge-simulator at Supermarket in Kensington.

20:30 . PHOLDE . Alan Bloor (Pholde aka Knurl) opens the night
with a new set of dark metalsonics wrought from his custom sound
sculptures of hardened steel. Bowing & striking his unique creations
Bloor will take you deep into his subterranean soundworld.
http://www.pholde.com

21:30 . dreamSTATE . This trip, electronic travellers dreamSTATE
(Scott M2 & Jamie Todd) will explore the surface: rolling the highways,
seeking the mysteries, floating through forests and turning the soil
in the Firegarden. Watch for new visuals weaving through the Chaos.
http://www.dreamstate.to

22:30 . BETA CLOUD . Floating higher and higher into outer space -
Beta Cloud spans the sonic space between avant/improv/instrumental
performance & ambient/drone/dj sound installation. All compositions
will be performed and improvised in real time. Noise, hiss, dynamic
peaks, sub & supersonics are intentional and controlled to ensure
a maximum lo-fi listening experience for our space tourists.
http://www.myspace.com/thebetacloud

. GENERAL CHAOS VISUALS . Irradiating eyes in space, the Chaos
dynamic duo (Stephen Lindsey and Eric Siegerman) will be on board
to illuminate the soundship with their mind bending light paintings.
http://webhome.idirect.com/~slindsey
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TORONTO AMBiENT MUSiC FESTiVAL - NiGHT THREE

SATURDAY MAY 1st (8PM) . THE PiNG + NAISA present
RADiO iN AMBiENCE for DEEP WIRELESS featuring
EMMANUAL MADAN + ANNA FRIZ + EC WOODLEY
@ THE CHRISTIE STUDIO . Artscape Wychwood Barns
 #170 . 601 Christie Street . SW of the Bathurst/St. Clair Subway
 $15/$10 student (free for Deep Wireless / Radio Without
 Boundaries conference registrants)

Closing out Toronto's first AMBiENT MUSiC FESTiVAL the PiNG
launches Deep Wireless 2010 (a month-long celebration of radio
and transmission art) as they co-present with NAISA (New Adventures
In Sound Art) the 9th annual RADiO iN AMBiENCE show.

This year's performance is entitled GROUND, RESONANCE, RADIO
and takes place on Sat. May 1st (8PM) at the Artscape Wychwood
Barns in The Christie Studio #170. The worlds of vinyl record collage
and multi-channel micro-watt radio intervention come together in a
collaborative performance by Anna Friz and EC Woodley, as well
as a performance by Emmanuel Madan.
http://www.naisa.ca
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THE AMBiENT PiNG is a Toronto based creative community of
audio artists, performers, musicians and visual artists. The PiNG
presents live multimedia performances featuring ambient, electronic,
soundscape, space, drone, psychedelic, chillout, downtempo,
darkwave and experimental artists from around the world.
http://www.theambientping.com

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Oops - This posting should have been under Hypnos Artists, as Robert has several Hypnos releases.

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Moved -- and with a redirection link left behind in the "non Hypnos" area.
[ Mike Griffin, Hypnos Recordings ] email mg (at) hypnos.com | http://hypnos.com | http://twitter.com/mgsoundvisions

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Thanks for help with the move Mike. There's beer and pizza in the kitchen.

Robert is on the road and has started a 2010 tour blog:
http://robertrich.com/tour-blog-live-updates/