Gatherings are concerts for anyone interested in the many genres within the realms of Space, Ambient, Electronic and Ethereal music. The events provide a rare opportunity for the members of our diverse community of Spacemusic enthusiasts to mingle with each other and to experience this music performed live.
Gatherings have featured performances by a range of innovative artists; the techno-tribal journeys by Steve Roach, glurpy explorations by Robert Rich, multi-layered melodies from Jeff Pearce, the interface of earth and sky with Jonn Serrie and Gary Stroutsos, floating spacemusic of Spacecraft, the ambient chamber sound of Tim Story, the ethereal flutes of Coyote Oldman, and the world fusion of Steve Tibbetts and Choying Drolma. Legendary electronic music innovators such as Richard Pinhas, Kit Watkins, David Borden and Hans-Joachim Roedelius have graced The Gatherings, along with carefully chosen artists just starting to make their mark. The goal of the series is to bring interesting and challenging music to our community while providing a context for rewarding experiences for performer and listener alike. The Gatherings concerts are presented in the church sanctuary of St. Mary’s Hamilton Village at 3916 Locust Walk, on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania, a serene space ideal for experiencing atmospheric sounds of spontaneous creation.