Albert Ortega (Dirty Branchez) is a sound wizard who is connected to the most amazing angles of expansive music output in Los Angeles. He is always armed with a smile and inspiring ideas. All of these elements and more made his performance at Tonalism a wonderful curve in the wave.
This installment of Tonalism was a legendary happening produced by dublab and
SASSAS in the summer of 2008. It took place in the historic Looff Hippodrome carousel building on the Santa Monica Pier as a part of the all night GLOW Festival sponsored by the City of Santa Monica.
Inspired by La Monte Young’s “Dream House” as well as the work of musicians and composers such as Terry Riley, Yoko Ono and John Cage, dublab’s recurrent Tonalism series combines harmonious textures with visual elements to create an atmosphere where the audience is encouraged to bring pillows, cushions and sleeping bags to lay down, listen and watch for an extended period of time. DJs, live musicians and VJs play and perform throughout the night; starting at sunset (6 PM) and ending at sunrise (6 AM).