The first collaboration between Armen Ra and Jon 9.
Let your body, mind and spirit relax into the sound field and discover new dimensions of your own consciousness.
“When we experience beauty, we know it as truth”
Mixing the lyrical divine sounds of the Theremin with the organic waves of sonic energy created by 4 large gongs, including a massive 84” gong.
A 1-hour improvisational, transformative, experiential soundscape…
World-class Theremin virtuoso Armen Ra, and post-digital media artist Jon 9 join forces to open a cosmic portal to a new dimension of experience. Merging the cascading soundwaves from four massive gongs (“Energy”) with the rich lyrical voice of the Theremin (“Information”), TRANSFORMANCE sets the stage for resonance, reflection, realization, and transformation.
VIDEOWALL TEA SALON:
15 minutes before showtime
RECLINERS, INFLATABLES, CHAIRS AVAILABLE
DRESS: CASUAL LOOSE CLOTHING
BE PREPARED TO REMOVE SHOES…
NO-COST STREET PARKING AVAILABLE
ARMEN RA is a Theremin Virtuoso. During his long career as a performer, he has mastered this difficult electronic instrument and delivers his work with intensity, subtle lyrical beauty and mesmerizing power. His work is infused with spirit and emotion, and propelled by his musicality and extraordinary technique. Armen Ra’s musical abilities have earned him the dedication of fans worldwide. He has performed and recorded with the Theremin in a wide variety of genres including classic arias, pop, rock, EDM, world music, and others. He has performed as an orchestral soloist, and in live performances with celebrity musicians including Gwen Stefani, Borns, Nick Cave, Marc Almond and Deepak Chopra. He is also a prolific recording artist with recordings available on his website. His most recent release is a spirited collection of classic Christmas tunes – the essential alternative stocking stuffer…
JON 9 brings a lifetime of manipulating energy as a videowall artist to his emerging practice of playing gongs. His visceral connection to these instruments and innate sensitivity to the flow of energy has allowed him to develop a deep relationship with the gongs, sharing his exploration of their mysteries as they unfold into reality.
JON 9 has mastered the creative use of complex videowall systems throughout a successful commercial and creative career that extends over three decades. His work has appeared in major art museums, theaters, airports and exhibition halls. He opened the first VIRTULARIUM® in 2014 in El Segundo – an immersive gallery and experiential performance space where art and technology combine to create transformational environments