Dublab has done it again! California’s favorite non-profit radio collective has been bringing choice, culturally responsible programming to the Los Angeleno airwaves for around ten years now, but its mission to foster “the growth of positive music, arts, and culture” takes place both on the air and off. Among the many live events on the Dublab calendar this Spring, the TONALISM mini-fest in Big Sur on May 28th is bound to knock your socks off– or at least lull you into a smiley, sound-drunk dream-state.
A description of TONALISM from the Dublab family:
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 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 and ending at sunrise. Complimentary tea and water are provided to all who attend.
ON THE REDWOODS STAGE:
Live Performances by: Windy and Carl (Kranky) Pharaohs (members of Languis and Big Swell) Matt Baldwin / Inner Beauty Lyonnais White Rainbow (Kranky) Nudge (Kranky)
DJ Sets by: Obrian System (very special guest) frosty (dublab) Jimmy Tamborello (Dntel, Postal Service, dublab) Part TIme Punks DJ Michael Stock Andy Cabic (Vetiver) Katie Byron (dublab) Nanny Cantaloupe (dublab) Turquoise Wisdom (dublab, Small Town Talk) matthewdavid (dublab, Leaving Tapes)
Visuals by: Matt Amato (The Masses)
ON THE CANYON STAGE:
Performances Curated by Carlos Niño for dublab: Mia Doi Todd Carlos Niño & Jesse Peterson The Nick Rosen/Brian Green Duo The dublab Drone-Dreamers DJ Cool Chris of Groove Merchant GB Life On Earth! (of Dungen) and Special Guests
Set Design by: Katie Byron
TONALISM Thursday, May 28, 4:20 pm – 5:00 am Henry Miller Library Highway One, Big Sur, CA 93920 $20, all ages (does not including venue fees) Complimentary tea will be served throughout the night. Bring pillows, blankets, beanbags, sleeping bags, cushions, lay down and listen. There will be a fire pit and heat lamps but make sure to bring warm clothes because it gets cold at night.