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Soundscapes #2

The Ministry of Inside Things will perform their special brand of 
spacemusic at
the second installment of the Soundscapes Concert Series.  The concert 
will take
place at the City of Bethlehem's IceHouse on Sand Island, Saturday, June 
22, at
8:00 pm.  Doors open at 7:30 pm for a free buffet dinner provided by Chef 
Those who attended Soundscapes #1 will recall a memorable evening of great 
and food.  Soundscapes #2 promises to be just as enjoyable, as well as 
being the
only source of live spacemusic in the Lehigh Valley.  Admission at the 
door will
be $15.  Full time Students with valid ID and members of WDIY and WMUH will
receive a $5 discount.  Advance tickets will be $10 (no discounts), 
to be announced.

The Ministry Of Inside Things consists of electric guitarist Art Cohen and
synthesist Chuck van Zyl.   Considered among the most innovative of 
musicians in the U.S. today, the members of MoIT are influenced by the 
music of Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze and Ash Ra Tempel.   Their 
has been described as linear because it leads the listener across many 
terrains.   Based on improvisation, The Ministry Of Inside Things creates
electronic realizations that flow from theme to theme, often for two hours 
at a
stretch.   Through the use of textures and atmospheres as well as harmony,
rhythm and melody, the group transports the audience on an internal sonic

Chuck van Zyl has been recording electronic music and performing in public 
over 15 years.   Van Zyl originally worked under the name Xisle, but is 
known for hosting one of the country's most successful radio shows of 
music, STAR'S END, for over 20 years.   Van Zyl has released two CDs of
spacemusic on the Centaur label, Celestial Mechanics and The Relic.   The 
Museum with Peter Gulch and D. Andrew Rath was released on the Groove 
label in
2001.   A collaborative effort with Peter Gulch, Regeneration Mode, was 
on their own Synkronos label.

Art Cohen has been pushing the limits of the electric guitar in the studio 
in live performance for well over 15 years.   He uses processing to 
enhance the
space around his guitar and loops his live sound to create lush layers to 
soundworlds of immense depth and beauty.

The Ministry Of Inside Things has performed at Art & Technology, The
Philadelphia Museum of Art, First Night Wilmington, the Wild Talents 
reception at the ICA, Gate To Moon Base Alpha, the Boyertown Planetarium,
Gathering Concert Series, on the 01.28.01 broadcast of STAR'S END, and on 
07.12.01 broadcast of EMUSIC.

Soundscapes #2 is coproduced by WDS Productions and Wooden Shoe Music.

SOUNDSCAPES Concert Series: http://www.tadream.net/soundscapes
Wooden Shoe Music: http://woodenshoemusic.com/