CD1
  1. The Weakening Eve of Day Part 1 - [27:04]
  2. The Weakening Eve of Day Part 2 - [19:56]
  3. The Weakening Eve of Day Part 3 - [24:04]

    CD2
  4. To the Close and Holy Darkness - Part 1 - [18:53]
  5. To the Close and Holy Darkness - Part 2 - [8:19]
  6. To the Close and Holy Darkness - Part 3 - [10:57]
  7. To the Close and Holy Darkness - Part 4 - [22:44]
  8. To the Close and Holy Darkness - Part 5 - [15:10]
Chuck van Zyl is known to many as host of Star's End (WXPN's renowned radio program of Spacemusic dreamscapes) and as coordinator of The Gatherings (Philadelphia's premier concert series of innovative music), but he also realizes his own substantial works of contemporary Electronic Music. Spontaneously composed in the moment, Chuck's performances evoke the sense of discovery first heard in works by Jean-Michel Jarre, Kraftwerk, Vangelis and Tangerine Dream. Through deep space gateways and brilliant sequencer breakdowns, from the heights of improvisation, on down to its quietly consuming dark fields, Chuck's synthesizer tradition invites wonder. A musician of the imagination, Chuck van Zyl manipulates timbre (the very character of sound) into musical expressions, culminating in an epic intimacy with those gathered. Offering a quiet sense of mystery, his performance and light show will be uniquely...

Since 1986 Chuck van Zyl has been a man finding his moment, in any live space that will hold him. The double CD 'Recitals 3' presents music recorded at several 2018 performances. His shows were documented with an ordinary two-track recording device, and, after months of review, two 60+ minute sonic journeys were produced and released as 'Recitals 3'. In most live improvisations a player is trying to transcend their instrument - but live concerts for Chuck van Zyl are an attempt to transcend a system of instruments...