Paul D Miller aka DJ Spooky
Imagine a visual odyssey through the cosmos, driven by lush musical compositions, and inspired by complex themes of astronomy, engineering, biology, and psychology. Paul D Miller, aka DJ Spooky, composed the music for The Hidden Code based on conversations with several of Dartmouth’s finest physicists, astronomers, engineers, biologists, brain scientists and computer scientists. Commissioned by The Neukom Institute of Computational Science at Dartmouth College, featuring original poetry by physicist/author Marcelo Gleiser and stunning visuals created by the staff of the award-winning Charles Hayden Planetarium at Museum of Science Boston, The Hidden Code is an hour-long multimedia experience that is a synthesis of emerging science, poetry and music transformed into the ultimate fusion of art and science.
Kenji Williams / Bella Gaia
Bella Gaia – Beautifil Earth , takes the audience on a spectacular journey around planet Earth simulating the transformative effect astronauts feel while orbiting above. This poetic musical journey features astounding NASA visualizations of science data and enveloping scenery from around the world., from ancient Egyptian tombs, Indian rituals, cherry blossums and Tokyo &New York city scenes. BELLA GAIA explores the relationship between human civilization andour ecosystem through time and space& illuminates humanities impact on nature in a way that taps audiences’ emotional intelligence.
James Hood / Ceremony
James Hood is renowned as a vital and versatile musical pioneer. His lengthy and varied musical resume includes playing drums in The Pretenders, an ongoing two-decades-plus run as mastermind of the visionary ambient/electronica act Moodswings and an expansive array of production and soundtrack projects. In 2014 James launched the album Ceremony, an exploration of a uniquely mesmeric melodic instrument - the PanArt Hang. The "musical incense" of this recording spoke to fans of ambient artists such as Brian Eno, Phillip Glass and those seeking a peaceful time-slowing soundtrack. Ceremony was a resounding success, introducing tens of thousands of listeners to a compelling sonic experience, and reaching #1 on World and New Age charts in US and Canada.
Spontaneous Fantasia is a live musical visual experience. Spontaneous Fantasia is the digital live performance work of pioneering multimedia artist J-Walt. He utilizes the latest in interactive computer graphics techniques to bring his paintings to life. The result is an improvised real-time immersive animated movie that unfolds before an audience. J-Walt’s artwork incorporates elements of animation, theater, dance, painting, sculpture, music, architecture, and interactive art.
Audri Phillips is a visual poet, immersive media specialist, 3D animator based in Los Angeles. Starting out as an oil painter, she was quickly drawn to time based art and computer animation. She is a pioneer in using computer animation/art in experimental film work, exhibiting both her paintings and films. A resident artist of Vortex Immersion and c3:Center for Conscious Creativity for the past 6 years she has been creating interactive performances with dance companies and musicians as well as works and performances for fulldome theaters, which have been shown in festivals worldwide. In the past several years she has taken her talents into the creation of VR/AR with the understanding of how 180 and 360 work and play together. She leads the Abstract Media Workshop and the Hybrid Reality Workshop in Los Angeles as well as writing online articles for Intel. She learned many of her animation and technical skills working in the visual effects/entertainment industry in Los Angeles CA. for over 20 years.
Lyons, Colorado born Independent Artist Android Jones began studying art at age 8. He attended the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota FL, where he trained in traditional academic drawing/painting and animation. Jones interned at George Lucas’ Industrial Light and Magic and later founded Massive Black, an art development company based in LA. Android began his career as an Independent Artist in 2005. He now lives in his home town of Lyons, maintaining a large art studio in a repurposed barn.
Best described as a “digital painter,” Jones has created an immense body of work. He has become well known for his many layered, psychedelic works and live performances using a custom built digital set up. He participated in the Grateful Dead Fare Thee Well Tour and his work has been projected on the Sydney Opera House and the Empire State Building. A long time member of the Burning Man community, Android has traveled the world exhibiting his work and has contributed to events on 6 continents.
At the center of Jones’ work is spirituality and altered states of consciousness. Describing his work as Electro-Mineralism, Jones attributes his ability to create to the wonders of technology, crediting the planet’s resources for advancements in art production. Manipulating light and energy, Android Jones captures complex concepts while utilizing his formal background in the arts. Described as a digital alchemist, he is determined to alter the viewer’s perception, pushing the boundaries of the imagination through the use of innovative media forms.