Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, California (PRWEB) November 11, 2005
The internationally renowned MASS Ensemble’s large-scale instruments and kinetic performances have enthralled and delighted audiences throughout the U.S. and abroad. Now, the performance group that invented the world’s largest stringed instrument has partnered with the prestigious experience design firm o2 creative solutions to create MASS MUSIC DOME, a completely immersive visual and musical performance event, in which the venue is the musical instrument.
MASS MUSIC DOME employs geodesic dome technology, originally developed by Buckminster Fuller in 1954, to create a complex and beautiful instrument whose music can be experienced from within. The skin of the dome acts like a percussion instrument, resonating the hundreds of strings on the interior and exterior of the DOME while simultaneously playing the part of canvas to a 360 projection of breathtaking visual imagery. Architecturally and artistically, MASS MUSIC DOME is the ultimate integration of form and function.
The collaboration of o2 creative solutions with MASS Ensemble is a logical product of the two organizations’ exploitation of unique, multi-dimensional experiences through the use of art, communications and technology. For MASS MUSIC DOME, o2 creative solutions uses advanced projection and lighting technology to transform the skin of the DOME into animated architecture, awash with motion graphics and visual energy. The music MASS Ensemble creates spans genres, evoking classical, new age, avant-garde, trance, rock, pop and world music themes, while the playing of the instruments is, in itself, a dance. In this new feat of creative and technological genius, MASS MUSIC DOME becomes the foundation for elaborate long-string instruments, known as Earth Harps; and giant drum sculptures, Drum Clouds and Orbs, charge the DOME with percussive power. Non-traditional lighting and graphics, custom-programmed by o2 creative solutions, are integrated with the individual instruments, so that specific visual images are triggered to animate across the DOME by the playing of each string or drum pad. These astonishing instruments are constructed to literally play the DOME and are at the heart of the performance, creating an atmosphere of extraordinary visual beauty and dynamic sound, made all the more dynamic and immediate by the inclusion of an INTERACTIVE PLAYBILL which will invite the audience to “play along” with the musicians of MASS.
Combining music, dance, art, architecture and unbridled energy, MASS MUSIC DOME is a truly unforgettable performance – an electrifying sensory expedition that amazes and entertains audiences of all ages. This symphony of light and music will be the most talked about event of the season and is not to be missed. FATBOY VIP seating – “a new alternative to the beanbag of the past” – will be available for a limited number of guests for the ultimate immersive experience.
MASS MUSIC DOME is a synthesis of Music, Architecture, Sound & Sculpture (http://massensemble.com/). MASS is collaborating with Dome Works (http://www.eventdomes.com), and o2 creative solutions (http://www.o2creativesolutions.com) to bring this unique structure to life.
About o2 Creative Solutions
o2 creative solutions (http://www.o2creativesolutions.com) is an experience design firm that actively engages consumers in the experience of a brand or event, leaving them with a powerful, positive feeling, a memorable encounter or a transcendent moment of inspiration. The first choice of the most widely recognized brands in America, o2 creative solutions combines theater, large-scale media, art installations, immersive audio, non-traditional presentations and state of the art technology to produce innovative communication methods in an uncharted genre of design. o2 creative solutions produces memorable, results-oriented events, environments and permanent installations that touch, move and inspire people.
MASS MUSIC DOME features an array of fantastic performers and composers.
MASS MUSIC DOME credits:
Billy Close – Artistic Director, Instrument Designer, Earth Harp, Drums Sculptures
Andrea Brook – Associate Director, Earth Harp, Wing Harp, Drums Sculptures
Chrysta Bell – Vocals
Cameron Morgan – Guitar, Aquatar, Vocals
Rich Sherwood – Drums and Drum Sculptures
Chris Woods – Violin
Executive Production Team:
Andrew Cohen – Producer
Andi Scull – Associate Producer
Brian Hords – o2 Creative Solutions
Jody Levy – o2 Creative Solutions
MASS and the Earth Harp have transformed many well-known sights and prestigious theaters into musical installations, including the Seattle Space Needle, Chicago Field Museum, NY World Financial Center, Kennedy Center, Van Wezel Center for the Performing Arts and the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
MASS MUSIC DOME
Taking its name from the acronym for music, architecture, sonic and sculpture, the acclaimed MASS Ensemble presents an extraordinary evening of music, dance, and technology in the architectural structure of a giant Geodesic Dome. Featuring the Earth Harp, an instrument with strings that stretch from the stage out across the audience, MASS MUSIC DOME delivers an electrifying musical performance of pop, rock, classical and trance / dance music.
MASS MUSIC DOME is on the Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica CA, for nine shows.
December 1, 2, 3, 4 & 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
All shows at 8pm except Dec 4 at 7pm and Dec 11 at 6pm
General Admission: $35
Front Row Seating: $50
SUNDAY Dec. 4th
Celebrity/VIP Night Performance: $75
Fundraiser for David Lynch Foundation
Burn the Box After Party included:
LIVE Vintage Poster Art Display presented by elegantly attired Playboy credited models & Champagne Art
Tickets online: http://www.massmusicdome.com