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AMBIcon 2013 Update

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Stephen Hill:
Hello Hynos forum...just reviewed this thread and would like to update everyone on what's happening with the AMBIcon event in San Rafael, CA, May 3-5, 2013.

By now you all know we added JEFF PEARCE to the list of performers in October. This month we learned that David Darling would not be able to make it. We were very pleased to get HANS CHRISTIAN to replace him. If David is the grandfather of improvising cellists, Hans is one of his most talented and dedicated progeny.

The final list of artists is HANS CHRISTIAN, STEPHAN MICUS, JEFF PEARCE, ROBERT RICH, STEVE ROACH, MICHAEL STEARNS, STELLAMARA, and TIM STORY.

Here's the concert schedule:

SATURDAY AFTERNOON
     Jeff Pearce
     Robert Rich

SATURDAY EVENING
     Tim Story
     Michael Stearns

SUNDAY AFTERNOON
     Stephan Micus     
     Steve Roach

SUNDAY EVENING
     Hans Christian
     Stellamara

JUST ADDED: I'm very happy to announce that MARK PRENDERGAST, author of the definitive book "The Ambient Century" will be flying in from London to make a featured presentation at AMBIcon.

On the production front, we've hired DELICATE PRODUCTIONS to do sound and lighting for the event. They are an experienced crew with absolutely state-of-the-art equipment and we will be in exceptionally good hands. We are building a live 5.1 surround system for the event. LYNN AUGSTEIN of Cobalt Sun Productions is designing the lighting and stage decor. It will be a unique environment for serious listening.

We are working on special discount offer for artists and label personnel whose music has been played on Hearts of Space. Please see our blog (blog.hos.com), Twitter feed (twitter.com/heartsofspace), or our Facebook page (facebook.com/heartsofspace) for details as soon as we have everything arranged.

For more information see the AMBIcon page on the Hearts of Space website...

   http://www.hos.com/#ambicon2013

and the event tickets page at Brown Paper Tickets:

   http://heartsofspace.brownpapertickets.com

Finally, we do expect to have a limited number of tickets for the 4 scheduled concerts available for sale to local Northern California residents. Our best guess is that they will go one sale in early April, about one month before the event…unless the event sells out by then.

Any questions, please write to ambicon@hos.com.

Hope to see and meet many of you there. (That means you, Griffin!)

:: SH

dreamin4ever:
So only northern California residents will be able to attend the individual concerts? SoCal and out of state are not allowed? I would like to attend two or all 4 concerts. So do I have to buy for the whole weekend event? $350-370 for non NorCal residents? It's a bit pricey just to see two or four shows. Don't you think?

ffcal:
Stephen's been consistently supportive of our tiny scene since the 80s, so I'd hardly begrudge him for how he wants to handle his own event.  There is likely a very limited number of individual tickets, and can understand why he might need to ration those tickets to local fans who do not need to book hotel accommodations and to artists who have been played on his show.

Forrest

drone on:
I would really like to see the Stearns set.  I have seen Robert and Steve several times over the years so I'll probably just get a Stearns ticket if I can.  Luckily I live nearby.  Hope this works out.  It would be great to meet some more artists and fans, and maybe a few Forumites.   

phobos:
Sounds like a great event, hope it is a success for everyone concerned.
Hopefully there will be some live footage posted on Youtube for those of us over the pond?

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