Dublab’s all night, ambient music happening “Tonalism” comes to El Cosmico in Marfa, Texas on Saturday, March 10th
What a beautiful world we live in when the fine people at dublab come together to curate an all night ambient music showcase in the middle of the Texan desert. Yes, you read that right, dublab are curating “TONALISM” – a captivating and illustrious 12 hour ambient music festival in the gorgeous backdrop of Marfa, Texas. Yes that is the same Marfa, Texas that was the brilliant scenery in one of our favorite films, Paul Thomas Anderson’s THERE WILL BE BLOOD. Bring your tee pees, tents, and all your other camping materials because this dusk-til-dawn event will be going down at the El Cosmico camping grounds in Marfa. The thought of sleeping under the starry skies of the beautiful Texan terrain while artists such as Matthewdavid, Sneaky Snake, Sun Araw, and many others comfort your ears, eyes and heart with their colorful soundscapes. This is truly an extraordinary music and art event that will go down the weekend before SXSW, so if you’re coming to Texas early, make sure to spend the night at El Cosmico with the lovely dublab and friends. Dublab turned 12 last year and we were fortunate enough to be on site for a complete photo set. Artists include Take, Teebs, Daedelus, The Gaslamp Killer and more, check out the full photo set here.
TONALISM an all night ambient music happening in Marfa, Texas
Saturday, March 10 2012
6:00 PM – 06:00 AM
DUBLAB, El Cosmico & Marfa Public Radio present:
an all night ambient music happening
Tonalism will be broadcast live on the airwaves of KRTS 93.5fm, Marfa Public Radio.
Music ticket only: $20
Music ticket + Saturday night camping pass: $32
Purchase tickets here.
This happening is the weekend prior to SXSW so if you’re headed to Austin from the west coast come join us on the way!
Tonalism is s 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.
Open wide to a new world. Expansive radiance awaits in this environment of elevation. We have entered a glowing landscape of transformative tones. The horizon line fades and every edge softens. Natural laws dissolve as we float on pure sound particles. Vibration has become the new vision and your being beams brightly, blurring into harmonic hum with the universe. “You” and “I” are no longer. This is all together. Transformation complete.
For the full description of the camp grounds and natural terrain that Tonalism is held at, please visit dublab’s event page.
Matthewdavid’s “Outmind” (Brainfeeder 2011)
The Tonalism Playbutton
dublab’s Tonalism Playbutton is here!!! This is a wearable, ambient music experience. You can turn your favorite, soft sweater into an article of sheer, soothing sound by pinning this gorgeous collection of music to your chest.
The first batch of these Playbuttons were sent around the world as “thank you” gifts to dublab listeners who generously supported us during our “Sounds of Symmetry” Proton Drive fundraiser.
Tonalism Playbutton Compilation Track Listing:
Playbutton Track Listing:
- Lucky Dragons “Changing Tempers”
- Golden Hits “Shimmer”
- SFV Acid “Stanley’s Dream2″
- Julia Holter “Cordula: Murder Ballad” (Free MP3 Download)
- Marcus Fischer “Three Drifts”
- Pharaohs “By Moonlight”
- Windy & Carl “Live at The Cave”
- Julianna Barwick “Threads”
- White Rainbow & Matthewdavid “Jungle Hassle Struts”
Mastered by: Jake Viator
camera operators : jason valdez & chuck fry
edited by : chuck fry
additional editing by : neil goodman
music by : james pants
shot on : Gopro HD, Gopro SD, Flip HD, Flip SD, Kodak Playtouch