The Somnothèque

A four-hour ambient drone and experimental piano performance, this is an experiment in deep listening and dream sculpture, designed to usher the audience into a state of deep listening, trance, and sleep. The artists act as shamans and dream guides, improvising ethereal soundscapes accompanied by a subtle dream palette of video art. Steph Van Berkel uses prepared guitar, bass and synth to craft textured, melodic drone-scapes. Tom Woodward brings his bittersweet musical sensibilities in this, his debut piano performance.

Bring your sleeping bag, blanket, cushions, or whatever you need to get comfy during the performance. This is an immersive performance that is best experienced in the quiet of one’s own mind, so…shhhh.

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