Solstice 2018 at The TANK Center for Sonic Arts
Each year during the Solstice Week, The TANK Center for Sonic Arts has a celebration with Sonic Explorations for Midsummer. This is the absolutely perfect time to check out The TANK and explore sounds, vibrations and experience the reverb of the massive metal behemoth. The Solstice Celebrations of 2018 include an amazing line-up of artists and experiences.
Thursday, June 21
Public Solstice Celebration Dawn to Midnight
Special guests, including Lois LaFond and Bruce Odland, share a day of music and resonance in a free to the public event from dawn until midnight. Odland discovered The TANK decades ago and launched a Kickstarter campaign earning more than $46,000 dollars to save The TANK in 2013. These funds were used to restore The TANK as a musical center that artists from all over have experienced since and locals have come to adore as a space of exploration.
Thursday kicks off with the Dawn Sing (5:30 a.m.) as the sun streams through the portal, making a mini-sun on the opposite wall. This will begin your immersion into The TANK for the day.
The Solar Noon Bell starts at 1:17, the Titanium Bell (originally part of the Apollo Space program) will ring for two minutes when struck, activating the acoustics of The TANK unlike any other experience. You will never forget this sound and will remember for years in your mind's ear.
Finally, at sunset (approximately 8:30 p.m.) everyone is invited to bring their voice, music, instruments and join in song and celebration in the Solstice Sunset Event.
If you wish to bring your own 2018 Solstice Celebration to The TANK, send an email to James to reserve a time at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, June 22
Georhythmic Drift Music by Ryan Ruehlen
Ryan Ruehlan uses a drone/radio/antenna to capture auditory potentials of the atmospheres. Offering two shows at 7 and 9 p.m. you can experience the ionospheric vibes either inside or outside of The TANK. Ruehlan has a webpage where you can check out some similar experiments in sound here. Ruehlan is working on his Ph.D. dissertation in intermedia art, writing & performance at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Using aerial technology to capture the auditory potential of the atmosphere. This is a unique event, and each show is approximately 20 minutes. Donations are gladly accepted, suggested amounts are $10 outside and $30 inside.
Saturday, June 23
Ron Miles Concert- A Solstice Concert for Bob Sheets
This concert is in honor of Bob Sheets, the first director of the Colorado Council of the Arts, who created the Chautaqua Tour of 1976 which led Bruce Odland to the discovery of The TANK before it became the Center For Sonic Arts. Ron Miles, a songwriter, cornet, and trumpet player is playing at The TANK for this commemorative concert. He is known as one of the most talented improvisers and composer of his generation. This is an amazing event, and for exclusive access to one of the 49 seats within the tank, you can purchase a ticket for just $75. If you would love to hear the music under the stars, broadcast outside through the Meyer Sound speaker, tickets are just $10. You can purchase tickets
For more information on Ron Miles, a phenomenal musician, be sure to check out his Myspace as well.
As always, open hours are Saturdays from 9-1 through October, and for an up-to-date list of events, be sure to check out Www.Tanksounds.org for more information on Season Three Events.