Liquid Light Lab & Ricardo Romaneiro
6pm doors • 7pm show
Composer Ricardo Rominero, artist Dominick Chang and Liquid Light Lab present Liquidverse, a groundbreaking, immersive, psychedelic audiovisual performance that mixes classic analog techniques like colored oils and overhead projectors with cutting-edge digital imaging to explore images of the cosmos.
Inspired by 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. With music written by Ricardo Romaneiro and a light show from Dominick Chang and Liquid Light Lab, Liquidverse is a beguiling multi-sensory feast like no other.
Hannah Sumner, vocals
Vasko Dukovski, bass clarinet
Manami Mizumoto, violin
Justin Abrams, cello
Ramin Abrams, bass
Jacqui Kerrod, harp
Adam Maalouf, hand drum
David Zisa, modular synth
Liquid Light Lab is the work of Steve Pavlovsky, a kinetic light artist from New York City. A majority of his work utilizes liquid projection, experimental media, and hand-made 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, 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, Liquid Light Lab brings them 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 uses his work to synthesize his major musical influences and passions: classical music 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 in, performed at, 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, American Composers Orchestra, the Quintet of the Americas, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, 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 Manhattan School of Music and a master’s degree in composition from the Juilliard School. www.romaneiro.com