Archive for the ‘Live’ Category
August 30 – Los Angeles, CA – Ambient Church show at First United Methodist Church of Pasadena Order tickets | Facebook Event Page August 31 – Pomona, CA – meet-n-greet at Noisebug September 21 & 22 – Santa Fe, NM – Two nights at Paradiso. Order tickets | Facebook Event Page November 2 – Tucson, AZ – Night of the Living – full concert at MSA Annex outdoor festival venue November 3 – Tucson, AZ – All Souls Procession performing the ceremony finale Details coming soon at: https://allsoulsprocession.org/
Steve Roach Live in Pasadena, Friday August 30
Steve Roach returns to Los Angeles for a spectacular immersive live “Ambient Church” concert at First United Methodist Church of Pasadena. Order tickets
Venue address: 498 E Colorado Blvd; Pasadena, CA 91101 7pm Doors; 8pm Show
Ambient Church is a nomadic experiential event series dedicated to working with artists to bring new ecologies to architecturally unique spaces through transcendent audio and visual performance.
On this long-awaited evening, we are thrilled to present Grammy-nominated, pioneering American synthesist and undisputed master of electronic music, Steve Roach. Steve takes us on a 2-hour journey, featuring work spanning his 40-year career including Dreamtime Return (1988), performed in a 132-year-old church in Pasadena.
Steve reflects, “I am currently in the deep end of prepping my set for the Pasadena concert — my live return to Los Angeles. The energy is building as the memories of coming back to where it all started — Los Angeles in the 80s — adds to the excitement. For this performance, the wide dynamic range of my work will be experienced, including portions of 1988’s Dreamtime Return. The church’s large concert hall environment significantly adds to the anticipation of performing in Los Angeles; that’s combined with knowing friends-of-the-music from as far way as France are coming in for the set. It all adds up to a special moment in time.”
Throughout the performance, the space will come alive with immersive, architecturally-mapped projections.
Steve Roach meet-n-greet in Pomona, Saturday August 31
1pm-5pm. Meet & Greet at Noisebug, including a collective exploration of the legendary Moog IIIP Syntheseizer. Steve says, “I’m looking forward to meeting old and new friends at a fun afternoon gathering at my favorite gotta-have-it-now synth shop.”
Noisebug is an independent online electronic music store, synthesizer showroom and event space located in the Downtown Pomona Arts District. 252a South Main Street; Pomona, CA 91766.
Steve Roach in Santa Fe, September 21 & 22
Paradiso 903 Early St.; Santa Fe NM 87508 Doors at 7, show at 8
Experience the full spectrum of Steve’s work including material from his new releases. At Saturday’s concert, Steve is joined by fellow electronic innovator and collaborator Michael Stearns (Kiva, Desert Solitaire) and didgeridoo master Rob Thomas (Inlakesh and Monuments of Ecstasy). Steve’s Sunday concert moves into the deep end of pure sonic immersion and sacred spaces.
Steve Roach All Souls Procession 2019, Tucson AZ
(Photo credit: Peter Jordan)
November 2 – Night of the Living – full concert at MSA Annex outdoor festival venue November 3 – All Souls Procession performing the ceremony finale
Steve Roach has received the great honor of being invited to perform the ceremony finale at Tucson’s All Souls Procession on Sunday November 3. He will also present a 90 minute concert the night before in a large outdoor festival environment.
The All Souls Procession Weekend enters it’s 30th year as one of North America’s most inclusive and authentic public ceremony. The entire All Souls Weekend is a celebration and mourning of the lives of our loved ones and ancestors on the other side. Today well over 150,000 participants gather on the streets of downtown Tucson for a two-mile long human-powered procession that ends in the ceremonial burning of a large Urn filled with the hopes, offerings and wishes for those who have passed.
This weekend Steve performs two sold out shows in Santa Fe, NM. Both concerts will be broadcast live on SomaFM’s Space Station Soma at 8pm Mountain Time (7pm Pacific; 10pm Eastern). Pre and post show will be on SomaFM Live starting an hour before.
Steve says, “These Return To The Dreamtime concerts center around expanded and evolved pieces from Dreamtime Return. The set constantly emerges throughout the weekend, a breathing occurrence connected to the flow of the return to the dreamtime.”
(live photo above by Candice @ Journeyscapes Radio)
Return to the Dreamtime and Electron Birth
Two new albums on Steve’s Timeroom label available individually or in a $25 combo pack. Return to the Dreamtime (2CD $17) presents expanded and evolved pieces from Dreamtime Return, created live at the Galactic Center, Tucson AZ, Feb 10, 2018. Electron Birth (CD $14) is a mesmerizing masterpiece of multi-dimensional analog sequencer-spun music connecting directly to Steve’s passion for the interweaving of pure emotion, energy, delicate grace and driving flow.
pre-Order, estimated late-August shipping
jarguna and Friends: Trapped (on CD)
jarguna is Italian sound-artist Marco Billi: ethno-organic-ambient-electronic music in a mandala-like hymn to ethnic, tribal, ritual music. It’s a journey of sounds, feelings, contrasts, acoustics and electronics. TRAPPED Vol 1 and Vol 2 are collaborations with like-minded creators. These releases are limited edition run of 100 4-panel digipaks. These are CD-rs replicated at a pressing plant, not a CD run with a glassmaster.
Monday May 7, 4-5pm PST on Portland’s XRAY FM, Sam Rosenthal (founder of Portland-based electronic/ethereal Projekt Records and 33-year-old darkwave act Black Tape For A Blue Girl) will drop by the “Double Bummer” radio show for a live in-the-studio interview. Sam will discuss the Kickstarter for Black Tape For A Blue Girl’s upcoming CD/LP release To touch the milky way, Projekt Records’ history, play some music, and catch up with host DJ Bob Ham. The show is “Double Bummer” and it will be streaming, for those of you outside of Portland. KXRY 107.1 / 91.1 FM (Portland, OR) and http://xray.fm
Sonic innovator Steve Roach makes his return to Tucson’s Solar Culture’s Galactic Center for three nights of ultra psychoactive ambient/electronic adventures in the the deep end of the immersion pool. Presented at the peak of Tucson’s Gem and Mineral show — February 9, 10,& 11 — all shows are now sold out
The momentum is building to a monumental weekend in Tucson. With soundcurrent friends coming in from all over the US and even Europe, combined with all three shows broadcast live on SomaFM, this will be a moment in time that can be experienced where ever you are.
There are seats and couches in the Galactic Center, as well as some space for you to bring your own mode of comfort for laying down.
To accommodate the worldwide audience for these monumental performances, San Francisco’s SomaFM will simulcast all three shows live on their network.
Each night’s performance start at 8pm MST (7pm PST, 10PM EST, 3:00 AM GMT the following day). Live coverage starts at least an hour beforehand on SomaFM’s Special Live Events channel, with a simulcast on Drone Zone (Friday) and Space Station Soma (Saturday and Sunday) starting at 7 PST.
SomaFM live will feature everything, including the pre-show drones and the sounds of the audience arriving and maybe some “play by play color commentary.”
Drone Zone will feature Friday’s show live, starting at 7pm PST
Space Station Soma will feature Saturday and Sunday’s shows live, starting at 7pm PST
Steve Roach is a pioneer in the evolution of ambient/electronic music, shaping it into what it is today. The extremely prolific American artist has a discography of over 125 albums. Following his 1982 debut, landmark recordings include Structures from Silence, Dreamtime Return and 2017’s Grammy-nominated Spiral Revelation. Tireless in his creative focus, Roach constantly challenges boundaries in work ranging in style from rhythmic analog sequencer music, pure floating spaces, primordial tribal-ambient and long-form drift ambient. He brings to the table years of dedication and experience exploring sound via hands-on synthesis. With the sense of an artist working in three dimensional space, Steve creates a sonic experience that breathe power, passion and vital life energy.
Drawing from a vast, unique, deeply personal authenticity, his releases cover a wide range of dynamic styles all of which bear his signature voice. A this point in his work, the boundaries of classification have disappeared as his skill in creating pure floating spaces, analog sequencer music, primordial tribal, rhythmic ambient, dark ambient, long-form ‘drift ambient,’ and avant garde atonal ambient continues to reach beyond into new uncharted terrain
In concert, Steve creates transcendent electronic music emerging from an elemental instinctual mode. These events bring together an audience from around the country and as far away as Europe, all looking to experience the on-the-edge experience that erupts in the live setting. This makes Steve’s concerts an entirely different experience from the recorded medium. With months of preparation absorbed into his system, evocative soundscapes blend with ecstatic rhythmic sections born from hands-on analog sound creation and sonic shapeshifting. This visceral experience emerges literally from playing the dynamics of the sound system itself. The result is a direct transference of creative energy from the artist through his instruments out to the listener. Live performances are the place where Steve’s music thrives, created at the leading edge of now.
“With his distinctive melange of analogue and digital synthesizers, acoustic instrumentation and highly imaginative soundscaping, Steve Roach is a giant in modern ambient and one of the most respected electronic musicians in the world. He’s been noted for the deep inspiration he draws from the European electronic tradition, and you can certainly hear the legacy of German psychedelic electronica and spacemusic throughout his work; sometimes not in melody, but certainly in its atmosphere and large, reverberant spaces. Another major source of inspiration for Roach is desert wilderness, including the starkly beautiful deserts and wide open spaces of his Arizona home which continue to color his music to this day. After four decades of recording, Steve Roach’s well of inspiration remains as deep as ever. Steve Roach has an enormous catalogue of releases for fans to explore. His total number of solo albums, collaborations and live recordings now numbers well over 100. Ever-productive, always thoughtful and refusing to be tied down to any one style, his music commands a large, devoted following and his innovations have inspired a whole generation of downtempo electro-acoustic composers and sound designers.” — Mike Watson, Australia
Leaving the vampires, zombies and murder ballads behind, Aurelio Voltaire presents a heart-wrenching collection of songs about love gained and love lost. His 11th studio album (and first for Projekt in a decade) resulted from a tumultuous three-month relationship; in between his hectic touring schedule Voltaire found himself writing heart-wrenching songs brimming with anguish, regret and yearning. With a reputation for macabre, tongue-in-cheek songs, every once in a while someone comes along and breaks his heart, and the result is an album of genre-defying musical storytelling. Often sarcastic, sometimes serious, always uniquely… Voltaire.Aurelio Voltaire is on Tour with Bella Morte
Voltaire has copies of his new baby, Heart-Shaped Wound, for the remaining dates of the tour. We worked things out and had the pressing plant next day copies to Sam in Portland/ 9 more shows with Bella Morte, and then Dragoncon! 8/20- Seattle, WA @ El Corazon 8/21- Boise, ID @ Liquid Boise 8/23- San Francisco, CA @ Elbo Room 8/24- Los Angeles, CA @ Union 8/25- Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar 8/26- Mesa, AZ @ Club Red 8/27- Albquerque, NM @ Launchpad 8/29- Austin, TX @ Elysium 8/30- New Orleans, LA @ The Goat 8/31-9/4 – Voltaire at Dragoncon, Atlanta, GA 9/8 NEW YORK CITY@ STIMULATE We created a Spotify Playlist with songs from both artists for your enjoyment
Voltaire’s 2002 album Boo Hoo is available for a limited time as a Bandcamp name-your-price download. It’s a fitting companion to Heart-Shaped Wound.
Aurelio Voltaire returns to Projekt for his 11th studio album, Heart-Shaped Wound, expected around Labor Day weekend’s DragonCon Show in Atlanta. Aurelio Voltaire is on the road all of August with his friends Bella Morte. I created a Spotify Playlist< with songs from both artists for your enjoyment Pre-Order the new album at the Projekt website for $14 + shipping.
Jeffrey Koepper creates live analog electronic music on WXPN’s Stars End radio. Saturday into Sunday morning. June 18 2-3am ET. Stream it live from WXPN
Projekt’s Mercury’s Antennae have 4 upcoming shows in Oregon + Washington. Visit this Facebook event page for the full details. July 1st Eugene, OR July 6th Olympia, WA July 7th Portland, OR July 8th Seattle, WA
Come out to the Galactic Center for a rare live appearance from this renowned Norwegian ambient/electronic artist. With over 25 releases since his 1983 debut (and nine additional collaborations with Steve Roach, Ian Boddy and others) Wollo continues to develop and refine his masterfully crafted soundworld into an intensely detailed fusion of elegant compositions and deep atmospherics. Built around catchy and accessible melodies and rhythms, his live set features sophisticated and engaging waves of Wøllo’s trademark processed electric guitar, synthesizers and percussion. Striking varied and deeply emotional the tracks make for an intensely powerful listening experience.
With a sense of warmth to his atmospheric work, Wøllo’s music also resounds with the stark beauty of Norway’s wintry landscapes. By mixing deep churning textures with synthesized and acoustic elements he succeeds in realizing folk music for the electronic village. Echotides is his new Projekt Records release showcasing his highly personal sound.
Last performing in Tucson in 2010 at SoundQuestFest, Wøllo has just two concerts in the USA this year. Join us for an evening of innovative shimmering and sonorous musical pathways from this electronic music master.Saturday October 10 : The Gathering, Philadelphia, PA.
With opener Bernhard Wostheinrich. Eric & Bernard will have separate sets, and then play a short set together (with material from their collaboration album Weltenuhr). The Gathering websiteSunday October 11th: Night concert on Star’s End, WXPN, Philadelphia Monday October 12th: recording on Echoes Radioshow for Christmas 2015 program
Erik’s Echotides (ep) — we still have copies left on this limited edition release. Excerpt from a review at Sonic Immersion: “The release’s refined and carefully molded sonic minimalism has ended up in the creation of seven instrumental tracks built upon interacting fragments of sound and processed textures, all blended together and forming a constant morphing endless flow. As such, it gives an appealing voice to the cyclic, natural and harmonic evolving manner of the music, inspired by the natural phenomena echo and tides.”
Steve Roach: music created at the leading edge of now STEVE ROACH BIO
Steve Roach is a leading pioneer in the evolution of ambient/electronic music, shaping it into what it is today. An extremely prolific composer with a discography of over 100 albums since his 1982 debut, his landmark recordings include Structures from Silence and Dreamtime Return. Tireless in his creative focus, Steve has released seven albums in 2015 (so far) including the analog sequencer tour-de-force Skeleton Keys and the ultra reflective Etheric Imprints.
Drawing from a vast, unique, deeply personal authenticity, his releases cover a wide range of dynamic styles all of which bear his signature voice. For 35 years the boundaries are constantly challenged in Roach’s work, ranging in style from pure floating spaces, analog sequencer music, primordial tribal, rhythmic ambient, dark ambient, long-form ‘drift ambient,’ and avant garde atonal ambient.
Steve’s artistic path is filled with new discoveries, both nuanced and dramatic. He brings to the table years of dedication and experience exploring sound via hands-on synthesis. With the sense of an artist working in three dimensional space, Steve’s skill set creates albums that breathe power, passion and vital life energy.
The most recent release – Etheric Imprints – contains mesmerizing soundworlds from the sensual realms of electronic/ambient sonic creation; it’s a plunge into the deep end of introspective music. On analog synth masterwork Skeleton Keys, Steve connects to the European EM masters at the roots of his electronic heritage while simultaneously mapping the soundworld of today’s contemporary technology-based music. The result is warm and engaging retro-futurism, a continuing evolution upon the musical structures Steve has unlocked in the restless pursuit of his soundquest.
“To fully enjoy Steve’s music the listener must be curious – not just with how it was made, or by whom, but with what happens when we allow ourselves to momentarily disappear into it.” – Chuck Van Zyl, The Gatherings
In concert, Steve creates transcendent electronic music emerging from an elemental instinctual mode. These events bring together an audience from around the country and as far away as Europe, all looking to experience the on-the-edge experience that erupts in the live setting. This make Steve’s concerts an entirely different experience from the recorded medium. With months of preparation absorbed into his system, evocative soundscapes blend with ecstatic rhythmic sections born from hands-on analog sound creation and sonic shapeshifting. The result is a direct transference of creative energy from the artist through his instruments out to the listener.
Live performances are the place where Steve’s music thrives, created at the leading edge of now.
A video profile created by Chuck Van Zyl of the Gatherings:Steve Roach’s first East Coast performance in 8 years – Sept 12, 2015 Live-related text removed from the Bio
Steve Roach live in concert with opener Jeffrey Koepper on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 8:00PM (doors open at 7:30PM). In the church sanctuary of St. Mary’s Hamilton Village at 3916 Locust Walk (just east of 40th & Locust) on the Penn campus in West Philadelphia. Limited admission! $30 cash at the door night of show. $10 for full-time students with proper ID (limited availability at the door). Advance tickets through Ticketweb. The Gatherings website.
Steve Roach live is presented by The Gatherings Concert Series, an all-volunteer, non-profit organization producing innovative music performances in Philadelphia since 1992. Learn more at The Gatherings website.
This Philadelphia show coincides with the release of Steve’s limited 4-CD set, Bloodmoon Rising. An atmospheric release with four ‘nights’ created for the Bloodmoon Tetrad that concludes September 28.
Small earlier bio:
Steve Roach is a pioneer in the evolution of ambient/electronic music, shaping it into what it is today. The extremely prolific American artist has a discography of over 125 albums. Following his 1982 debut, landmark recordings include Structures from Silence, Dreamtime Return and 2017’s Grammy-nominated Spiral Revelation. Tireless in his creative focus, Roach constantly challenges boundaries in work ranging in style from rhythmic analog sequencer music, pure floating spaces, primordial tribal-ambient and long-form drift ambient. He brings to the table years of dedication and experience exploring sound via hands-on synthesis. With the sense of an artist working in three dimensional space, Steve creates albums that breathe power, passion and vital life energy.