Liquid Light Lab & Ricardo Romaneiro
7pm doors • 8pm show
LIQUIDVERSE is an immersive psychedelic audiovisual performance that mixes classic liquid light show techniques like colored oils and overhead projectors with cutting-edge digital programming to explore images of the cosmos. Liquid Light Lab will create this mind-bending light show, with additional lighting design by Dominick Chang.
Inspired the ancient concept of the music of the spheres, Liquidverse imagines the sounds made by the planets and the stars as they move in their orbits through the heavens. Accompanying an electronic soundscape score by composer Ricardo Romaneiro with words and vocals by Hannah Sumner featuring Adam Maalouf (percussion), Jacqui Kerrod (harp), Dennis Lin (violin), Justin Abrams (cello), and David Zisa (modular synth), Liquidverse is a beguiling multi-sensory feast like no other.
Liquid Light Lab is the work of Steve Pavlovsky, a kinetic light artist from New York City. A majority of his work uses liquid projection, experimental media, and handmade organic elements first seen in the psychedelic light shows of the 1960s. Following on the visual music traditions of Kandinsky, Thomas Wilfred, and The Joshua Light Show, Mr Pavlovsky invokes the Sublime and Spiritual. Building upon an analog relationship to light and time found in the work of his predecessors, Pavlovsky has created Liquid Light Lab, a living, breathing, visual expression of music, nature, and the human spirit rooted in old school psychedelic light shows, and brought into the 21st century. www.liquidlightlab.com
Composer and electronic artist Ricardo Romaneiro was born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil, and moved to the US at an early age. A graduate of The Juilliard School, Romaneiro writes music that synthesizes his major influences and passions: classical and electronic music. The New York Times described his work as “a blissful and compelling mix of Minimalist-derived rhythmic ecstasy and nightclub beats”. His music has been featured, performed, and commissioned by an eclectic range of institutions, festivals, and projects, such as the Museum of Modern Art’s Summergarden Series, BAM, the New Juilliard Ensemble, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, the Metropolis Ensemble, Wordless Music, Ensemble LPR, the Nu Deco Ensemble, the House of Creatives Festival, the Electric Paradise Festival, ECCE, the American Composers Orchestra, Quintet of the Americas, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the Colorado Ballet at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, and the Sacramento Ballet. His work has been featured in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Vice/Creators Project, Esquire Magazine, Brooklyn Magazine, Untapped Cities, Vogue, and Edible Manhattan. A recipient of the ASCAP Rudy Perez Songwriting Scholarship, he earned a bachelor’s degree in composition from the Manhattan School of Music and a masters degree in composition from The Juilliard School. www.romaneiro.com