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11/21 in Philly: Gate to Moonbase Alpha
Sorry for the plug, but people in the Philadelphia area or desiring a road
trip should check this out. How can you beat innovative music and free
Fri. 11/21, 8pm-12am: Gate to Moonbase Alpha: Infamous monthly series that
presents ambient/experimental/electronic/improv/psych. music with visuals
Xeroid Entity: Xeroid Entity is constantly exploring new musical territory
going beyond the barriers of standard conventions while still drawing upon
classical influences. Their music ranges from light and whimsical to dark
aggressive, often within the same piece. Much of it is ambient in nature;
without a discernable beat. When they do play rhythmically based music,
often complex counter rhythms giving the music a poly-rhythmic flavor. The
results can be subtle and spacey without being boring, noisy without being
dynamic yet continuous. The members of Xeroid Entity are Howard Moscovitz,
Fox, and Greg Waltzer. (http://xeroid-entity.com)
Plankton: Trio of Philadelphia based musicians working as an ambient free
improvisational ensemble. The musicians are David Sherick (percussion),
Champion (trombone and electronics), and David Forlano (toys and
They include humor, silence, aggression, gentleness, color, and history.
most Gate to Moonbase Alpha performers, they continue to defy easy
Justice on a Budget: Experimental, improv, avant-garde, Justice on a
combines the sound of a classic jazz trio (Upright bass, keys, drums) with
today's electronic innovations (loops, samples, turntables).
+Performance art using found objects, fused sound, and the kitchen sink
The Great Quentini.
+Oil projections and slides from David Gerbstadt.
+Free vegetarian buffet from Chef Jeff
Free admission for all ages. The Rotunda: 4014 Walnut St., Phila.