dublab’s Tonalism happening is a dusk-to-dawn event 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. Tonalism combines harmonious textures in a surround sound system 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 video artists play and perform throughout the night; starting at sunset and ending at sunrise. Complimentary tea and water are provided to all who attend.
In June of 2011 we brought Tonalism to Toronto’s Music Gallery. It served as the Season Closing Fundraising Event for the Music Gallery and transformed St. George the Martyr Church into an immersive, multi-media experience. Julia Holter, Matthewdavid, Suzanne Kraft, Teebs, Dntel and Frosty provided music while Alex Pelly created the live visual projections.
Thanks to David Dacks and Jonny Bunce for making this event happen in Toronto! The original audio recording was lost in deep space but thankfully the event was broadcast live on CIUT Radio so we were able to rescue the recordings thanks to their help. Unfortunately Dntel and Frosty’s sets seem to still be floating out there with the satellites. We hope you enjoy the rest of the archives…
DOWNLOAD: JULIA HOLTER
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