Welcome to the Fox's Den


This is the home page of Bill Fox.   Here, you can find out a little bit about my activities and various pursuits.   Enjoy!

Tablerock Photo

I took a photo of those mysterious Brown Mountain Lights.   This shot is of Tablerock, taken from Weisman's View about a mile across the Linville River gorge.   I used a 15 second exposure time.   Click on the photo for a higher resolution view.
Tablerock Lights
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My Okefenokee Vacation

Here's a page dedicated to my vacation to the Okefenokee Swamp near Fargo in southeastern Georgia.   Here, a bunch of Tangerine Dream and electronic music fans gathered for the second year in a row to listen to "Electronic Swamp Music."   No, that's NOTHING like bluegrass.   ;-)

Instrumental Weekly Interview

I was interviewed by an e-zine called Instrumental Weekly.   Unfortunately, IW is no longer publishing. But I saved the interview before it was lost.

Radio Show Host

Since January, 1997, I've hosted an electronic music show called EMUSIC every Thursday night from 11:04 pm to 1:00 am on WDIY Allentown, 88.1 FM, a Non-Profit, Non-Commercial radio station right here in the Lehigh Valley.

Starting on Saturday, June 22, 2002, I began hosting the AM/FM Show every other week on WMUH Allentown, 91.7 FM, also a Non-Profit, Non-Commercial station.   This one is part of Muhlenberg College.   I play Progressive Rock, electronic music, and an eclectic mix of genres on this program.

As of July 18, 2002, I also started hosting a Thursday morning show on WMUH from 8 to 9:30.   Yet another chance to spread the joy of progressive rock!   This show is called Afterglow.

Saxophone Player

I play alto saxophone in The Municipal Band of Allentown, one of the major community concert bands in the area.   The band, a Non-Profit group, performs many public concerts throughout the year and all are free to the public.

Bass Player

I played bass guitar and synth pedals in a band called ShadowPlay that bit the dust (again!) in November, 1999.   We played a wonderful selection of songs by Steely Dan, Yes, Genesis, Pink Floyd, ELP, Moody Blues, Beatles, Peter Gabriel, King Crimson, and more!   Although our old web site is no longer active, I made a new one for sentimental reasons.   This band was so good that our first job was three sets at Musikfest in 1997.   We got the gig on the strength of a three song demo tape (that I recorded and mixed) barely two months after the band formed.   We played Musikfest again at Americaplatz in 1998.

Check it out!   I'm in a country band called S I L V E R T H O R N E!

The guitar player in Silverthorne, a drummer named Greg Jones, and I are also in a prog band called Pinnacle.   (Thanks for the name, Jack!)   We do original music, are working on our second CD, and also cover bands like Pink Floyd, Rush, Led Zep, Dixie Dreggs, Joe Jackson, Jethro Tull, Kansas, and much, much, more.

We're playing a rare gig this Friday, July 9, at The Sterling Hotel.


Different Skies

Different Skies Electronic Space Music Festival returns to Arcosanti, located 65 miles north of Phoenix, Arizona.   This is a unique gathering of Electronic Musicians from all over the planet.   It is a retreat of sorts but it does culminate in a concert at the end of our week on October 9th, 2004.   I attended last year and look forward to this year's event.   The setting and the people and the music are deeply inspirational to me.

Theatre

I like to play in pit orchestras at local community theatres.   I've played bass, saxophone, guitars, and even synthesizers in shows like Jesus Christ Superstar, A Chorus Line, The Mystery of Edwin Drew, Guys and Dolls, Pippin, Promises Promises, Anything Goes, and many more.

I like performing in plays, too, though I have a little less experience in this area.   Back in the mid '80s when I lived in central Ohio, I was in a comedy improvisational group called ComedySportzTM.   If you like the TV show "Whose Line is it Anyway," then you know the sort of fun I had performing in that style.   Theatrical roles that I've played include one of Joseph's brothers (Asher) in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (1998) and Mr. Murry (1997) and Richard Hartzl (1999) in Miracle at The Pennsylvania Playhouse, a local Non-Profit community theater.

I also performed in the pits for many musicals with Worthington Community Theater and others in the Central Ohio area from 1986 to 1992.

Audio Recording

I love making recordings.   I've been doing it since I was in the fifth grade.   But now, I have the choice of analog or digital recording - stereo or multitrack.   I do it all!   It's part of the music making process which explains why recording is an essential part of my skill set.   I really dig technology!   Check out my sound company, Fox's Den Recording.

SOUNDSCAPES Concert Series

I started a concert series of electronic, ambient, and space music as a concert companion to my radio show.   SOUNDSCAPES is meant to provide the Lehigh Valley with a chance to experience spacemusic in a comfortable and friendly concert setting.   The first concert featured Orbital Decay, a band from Bucks county, PA, and was held at the IceHouse on Saturday, February 16, 2002.

Photo Gallery

Go visit the Fox's Den Photo Gallery.

Malarky

Malarky is my Celtic musical project.   Malarky is a Celtic band of some repute in the Lehigh Valley and I've joined as bass player.   We play a traditional and not so traditional celtic repertoire.

Emerald City

Emerald City is my Celtic/Eclectic musical project.   Our influences include traditional Celtic music as well as World Music, pop, rock, folk, country, film, and beyond!

ShadowPlay

ShadowPlay was a Progressive Rock cover band from 1992 to 1999, with some time off for good behaviour... ;-)   Click on the name to visit the memorial web page I made. ShadowPlay were: Greg Van Allen, Bob Ashmore, Rod Gilkeson, Colleen O'Brien Jones, Chuck Krasnov, Jack Riddle, and Bill Fox.

The Critters

The Critters used to play only once a year at the Alburtis Rod and Gun Club because, in addition to being paid, they'd FEED US!!   It's also an outside job, under a shelter, which is something we enjoy very much.   The 2001 annual reunion gig was really fun.   I especially liked the part where the crowd wouldn't let us leave the stage!   As a result, we have decided to make ourselves available on a limited basis.   Here is a set list of what we typically play.   The Critters are: Randy Brensinger, Greg Van Allen, Bob Ashmore, Bill Fenstermacher, and Bill Fox.

Xeroid Entity

Consisting of Howard Moscovitz, Greg Waltzer and me, Xeroid Entity is an electronic music chamber ensemble.   The music of Xeroid Entity is a subtle blend of experimental electronics and space music with Berlin school influences.

Contact Me

Please feel free to contact me if any of your interests are the same as mine.   I am always interested in hooking up with like-minded people.   Here is my address in a form that the address-harvesting software that spammers use cannot read.