Mikronesia | All-night Dream Concert & Album Release | 11/11-12 10p-8a
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Composer and sound artist Michael Reiley McDermott has a sustained interest in meditation, Deep Listening and the effect sound can have on the unconscious mind. He has composed several suites of music intended to be listened to while sleeping including 2014’s eight-hour long album Quiescent. As a concert experience these durational soundscape performances last from night until early the next morning. These sleep concerts are an immersive, supportive sonic environment. A gentle sea of ambient found sounds and soft tones unfold over an evolving eight-hour concert amplified painstakingly through the legendary Magick City quadraphonic Kipschorn analog sound system.
This will be an album release show for the new Mikronesia album "Dissolve", an hour-long continuous sonic meditation on the nature and ultimate dissolution of self. The album was recorded and produced on his recent artist residency at Liebig12 in Berlin. Dissolve is a continuation of his recent ambient work with albums like Host, :dibba-sota and the eight-hour long album Quiescent designed to guide the listener through an unconscious journey through the sleep cycles while dreaming. Dissolve is intended to be listened to as a still sonic journey lying or sitting down, but can also be used as a soundtrack to yoga, meditation or inner/outer exploration. The hour-long album is one continuous track that slowly unravels and dissolves into nothing, leaving the listener with just silence. From composer, producer Michael Reiley McDermott "I intentionally left a lot of space in this piece to allow sounds and experiences from the listener's own internal and external environment to melt into radical sonic peace.”
Pre-registration is required (link in bio) and sleeping spots are limited. The floors are covered in buckwheat tatami mats but we ask you bring your own sleeping set up (sleeping bag, duvet, pillow, Thermarest, etc.). Elixirs conducive to lucid dreaming will be provided throughout the performance as well as a continental vegan breakfast in the morning, all-inclusive with admission.
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