12pm – 6pm – CoSM Open Hours (Grounds, Gallery, Trails, Shop & Cafe Open)
7pm – Opening Ceremony with Alex & Allyson
8:30 – Ceremony Ends – Celebration begins
9pm – Dance Music, Live Painters, Fire Performers, etc.
1am – End of the 2016 Autumnal Equinox Celestial Celebration
A nomadic San Franciscan with influences from around the world, Nominus blends a variety of musical talents to create a unique and genre-defying sound. He began his musical journey as a classically trained guitarist who later went on to study a wide range of percussion. After years of playing in live bands, Nominus felt the desire to expand his sound in new ways which led him to electronic production. Nominus fuses lush organic melodies with deep, chunky rhythm sections to create a sound that is beautiful, yet moves the dance floor with mind-blowing energy. This along with tasteful sound design and cutting edge bass takes the listener on a journey that weaves light and dark into one harmonious experience.
Jade is a material thought by the ancient Chinese to be crystalized moonlight that has fallen to earth to spread wisdom and peace. Cicadas symbolize rebirth, metamorphosis, and illumination, and with their dying breath sing with such power that their chorus of song is among the loudest in nature. Jade Cicada’s music is a reflection of these ideas, and a constant homage to those who have inspired him.
PLANTRAE roams the forests and detritus of sound, crafting earthy beats music clearly evocative of its NW origin. Energetic and serenely beautiful, PLANTRAE’s sound threads a distinctive path between acoustic instrumentation, and exhilarating electronic production. Crisp beats and graceful melodies are effortlessly woven together, with live viola bringing an undercurrent of indelible warmth to an already lush palette.
With the help of a unexpectedly successful initial e.p., Zak. A has taken PLANTRAE from a basement studio in Portland, OR to festivals and concerts across north and south america. A lifelong instrumentalist, the project was born out of a desire to meld the worlds of electronic and acoustic music. In addition to these contrasting influences, Zak is also inspired by forests and wild places, as well as the gritty undersides of the many cities he has performed in. After a first nationwide support tour, Zak is currently in studio completing PLANTRAE’s first full length album, and will be back on the road soon.
Alex Grey & Allyson Grey
Photo by: Ashley Dupree
Interactive Art Project
with Eileen Rose and Mike Garger
SilentStream aka Benjamin Cooke flows flows from roots in the Carolina Blue Ridge to Mid-Coast Maine with offerings of his instinctively multidimensional & intensely elegant style of innovative 3D animations and generative/interactive projections. Blending a variety of original creations from his early liquid light experimentation and nature photography, into his current pantheon often featuring flowers, rivers, streams and waterfalls coursing to a chromatic cascade of synesthetic experiences! Presently preforming at a variety of venues SilentStream ultimately aims towards capturing the fragility and beauty right outside our windows.
The Starwood Dome
CoSM Fire Tenders