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Soundscapes #3 with Orbital Decay and Tom Shaw
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2003 7:28 am    Post subject: Soundscapes #3 with Orbital Decay and Tom Shaw Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

The Soundscapes Concert Series
p r o u d l y p r e s e n t s
Orbital Decay
in an all ages concert of spacemusic
at the City of Bethlehem's IceHouse on Sand Island
Saturday, February 22, 2003
Concert at 8:00 pm, doors open at 7:00 pm
FREE Buffet Dinner by Chef Jeff
Tickets: $12 in advance and $15 at the door.
Tom Shaw will play relaxing ambient music
in the lobby during dinner.

For the third installment of the Soundscapes Concert Series, Orbital Decay will perform a concert at the City of Bethlehem's IceHouse on Sand Island. The guitarist has changed since last year, making this an all new event. As a special treat, local musician Tom Shaw will perform relaxing ambient music in the lobby before the concert. Located in historic Bethlehem on the north bank of the Lehigh River, the IceHouse will provide the perfect venue for a concert of spacemusic. This concert will be on Saturday, February 22, 2003, starting at 8:00 pm. The doors will open at 7:00 pm and Chef Jeff will cater a free buffet dinner. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Advance tickets are available at:

Compact Disc Center Speedy's Record Shop
1365 Easton Ave. 1001 Union Blvd.
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Allentown, Pennsylvania
610-868-3070 610-432-8386

NOTE: There are no discounts on advance tickets. Tickets at the door will be reduced by $3 for those who show their WDIY or WMUH membership cards or their full-time student ID.


INFORMATION:

http://soundscapes.us


CONTACT:

Bill Fox
billfox@fast.net
610-746-9615


ORBITAL DECAY:

Orbital Decay consists of electric guitarist Scott Watkins and synthesist Terry Furber of Quakertown, Pennsylvania, located north of Philadelphia and south of Allentown/Bethlehem. Originally founded in 1979, the year when Skylab's orbit decayed, returning it to Earth in a firey display, Terry and Scott formed a band influenced by the likes of Tangerine Dream, Klaus Shulze, and Pink Floyd. Today, Terry and Scott make improvisational electronic space music with the energy of fusion styles from the 1970s. This means that Orbital Decay charts unexplored territory of sound and mood.

Terry Furber has the keyboard chops of a progressive rock keyboardist, enabling him to play soaring synth solos over a classic Berlin School sequence. Yet he can display the restraint required for a deep space excursion in the darker, more introspective moments of his music. In addition to being a player, Terry also builds and programs his own synthesizers and computers, sometimes using older technology obtained at bargain basement prices. He then proceeds to squeeze every ounce of music possible from his concoctions. An example of his ability in this area is his minimoog and MOTM modular synth which was Keyboard of the Month in Keyboard magazine.

Scott Watkins was another founding member of Orbital Decay. Due to other life commitments, Scott had to leave the band temporarily, making way for Tim Richardson who performed at last year's Orbital Decay performances at Soundscapes and on WDIY's EMUSIC spacemusic program. Since then, Scott has returned. Together with Terry, Scott, whose influences include Robert Fripp, has performed twice on WXPN's Star's End spacemusic program and released three self-produced albums featuring their prolific studio work.


TOM SHAW:

Tom Shaw is a rock and roller who has many facets. One facet is that of ambient musician. Having played at a Stroudsburg art gallery, Tom returns to Soundscapes for a second "Show in the Lobby."


COMING TO SOUNDSCAPES:

Belgian ambient musician vidnaObmana makes a rare North American concert tour, making the Soundscapes Concert Series his major stop of the east coast. Please mark Saturday, April 19, 2003 for this special event.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2003 10:17 am    Post subject: This will be good Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I'm looking forward to this performance. I saw Orbital Decay the last time they played at Soundscapes and they were excellent. The Ice House is a great venue for electronic music tool
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