The Dialtones’ immersive video project, SonoLuminescence, highlighted the transcendental power of video and sound. The video artists utilized three projectors to envelop the audience in visuals. Musicians played behind two 9×12 backlit screens, silhouetting them among an ever-changing video landscape.
Building upon Gurgiolo’s success in Calculated Carelessness, the 2013 installation inspired by Soren Kierkegaard’s The Seducer’s Diary, SonoLuminescence explored relationships between the interactive experience of composed and improvised music, lyrics, lighting, video and the creation of space.
The experienced and sought after musicians that made this project come to life included Karla Manzur (Alejandro Escovedo and Dana Falconberry), Lindsay Greene (Paula Nelson and Elizabeth McQueen), Michael St. Clair (Polyphonic Spree and Okkervil River), and Andrew Gerfers (Friends of Dean Martinez and The Conrads), Ted Hadji (McMercy Family Band), along with video artists Ryan Padgett (Exploded Drawing) and Chris Rusch.