12pm – 6pm – CoSM Open Hours (Grounds, Gallery, Trails, Shop, and Cafe Open)
7pm – Opening Ceremony with Alex & Allyson
8:30pm – Ceremony Ends – Celebration begins
9pm – Dance Music, Live Painters, Fire Performers, etc.
1am – End of the 2016 Winter Solstice Celestial Celebration
Hedflux is the primary music project of DJ/producer Steve Young. Originating from Scotland, and now based in Hawaii, Steve has been immersed in electronic music for more than two decades. He started deejaying in 1992 and learned music production as an evening/weekend hobby while pursuing an academic interest in Physics and Mathematics. After graduating in 2004 with a PhD in Quantum Physics, he left academia and spent five years working in the tech industry, during which time a relentless desire to live from the heart inspired him to finally quit employment in 2010 and embody his musical passion completely.
Combining the rhythmic elements of breaks with the sonic geometries of psytrance, Hedflux has become synonymous with the styles known as “psybreaks” or “psychedelic tech-funk”, leading the way for a growing group of artists who resonate with the sound, and developing a strong following in both the psytrance and breaks/bass music scenes. The seminal 2010 track “Mindcell” exemplifies his early works; spending 10 weeks at the top of the Beatport Breaks chart, and becoming the 3rd top selling tune of the year, Mindcell went on to win the “Best Track” award at the 2011 Breakspoll Awards. Since then the Hedflux sound has evolved to encompass a broad range of rhythms and tempos, most recently showcased in his ‘Soul Science’ album release on 9/27/2016.
Scott Sterling brings a deep love of rhythm, drums, and dance to his distinctive style of electronic fusion. An expert percussionist specializing in the tamborine and framedrum families, he weaves together intricate hand percussion with contemporary sounds into high-energy grooves, equally inspirational to the dancefloor and the on-stage performer. Drawing inspiration primarily from the old music of Europe and the Mediterranean, his music is a unique alchemy of ancient traditions, tribal rhythms, and sensual pagan atmosphere.
Originating in San Francisco’s crucible of bellydance, bass culture, and world music fusion, Drumspyder has come into his own as an original producer, building a substantial catalog of work on the Caravan, Dakini, and Desert Trax labels, and releasing two EPs of original music in 2015. He is a prolific remixer, lending his signature live percussion and melodic touch to the Desert Dwellers, Deya Dova, David Starfire, as well as various traditional ensembles. His music has been featured in numerous dance DVDs and theatrical productions.
Alex Grey & Allyson Grey
Interactive Art Project
with Eileen Rose and Mike Garger
The Starwood Dome
Joshua Inman is a Visual Artist and Production Manager based in Kansas City, Missouri. He attended the University of Kansas, majoring in Music Theory. Joshua has created visual content for many local electronic music performances; Samsara, Niche KC, Clandestine, as well as creating large-scale projection installations for Quixotic. In addition to visual projections, music performance, performing around the globe, designing and producing Joshua has a passion for the creative process and collaboration with artists of every background.
Dr. Steven Schwatrz
Join Dr. Steven Schwartz and Joshua Inman as they take you through a sound, frequency, and 3D visual journey accompanied with live instruments and vocals. This specialized music, designed by Dr. Steven Schwartz and Bioharmonic Technologies, contains mathematical ratios, sacred geometry and physiological frequencies all designed to directly interact with the mind, body and spirit. Want even a deeper experience? This performance will feature VASL Series 1 Sound Lounges, an acoustical sound bed that stimulates the cells of the body through vibration coordinated through live music. This is one COSM experience you will not want to miss.
Joao Beira (Datagrama)
Joao Beira is a visual artist that explores the intersection between interactive media and sensing technology with immersive projection design. In the last decade, Joao has created interactive installations and live visuals at International gatherings, such as Burning Man, Symbiosis, Lightning in a bottle, Boom Festival, SXSW, Beloved, to name a few, and collaborated with artists such as Tipper, Quixotic, among many many others. He is also the video art director at Boom Festival and the creative director of datagrama.tv. He has a P.hD. at the University of Texas, Austin in augmented reality design and a Master of Multimedia Arts in University of Porto, Portugal.
Fractaled Visions is the multidimensional fractal artwork of Keith Anderson, a visual designer based in the pristine mountains of Lake Tahoe, California. Keith manipulates his imagery to create a live visual performance, melting layers and effects together to bring the 3-dimensional imagery to life with the music. His psychedelic visuals have been featured at numerous events throughout North America including Shambhala, Enchanted Forest, and Lucidity Festivals, while performing alongside such musical talents as Ott., Shpongle, and The Polish Ambassador.
CoSM Fire Tenders
Join Shipra the morning after the Winter Solstice Celebration in CoSM’s library. Shipra helps students make small adjustments to safely push deeper into asanas, guiding them to their body’s potential. Come to Yoga at CoSM for the ultimate out of body experience!
Namaste, by Alex Grey
All levels of experience welcome.