Highwire Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Space Studies 2, 6, 7
2040 Frankford Ave.
(Corner of E. Susquehanna Ave. in Fishtown)
Philadelphia, PA 19125
Berks Stop on the L Train
Space Study 2: Light-controlled feedback on modified MS-2 portable amplifier
Space Study 6: Twin Electrode portable oscillator
Space Study 7: Modified MT-10 portable amplifier
Melodic without notes, rhythmic but without a beat, familiar but strange, meticulous but radically free, Toral plays "Space Studies", exercises in "post-free jazz electronic music". Riddled with paradox, yet full of clarity and space, it's been described as "a brand of electronic music far more visceral and emotive than that of his cerebral peers".
C Spencer Yeh