SOLUNA INTERNATIONAL MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES ARRAY
Featuring Nas, Big Gigantic, Kaleo, Jacob Banks and More
Multisensory Experience in Deep Ellum
Presented in Partnership with Capital One
Dallas, TX (March 6, 2018) – The Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Family SOLUNA International Music & Arts Festival announces Array, an event presented in partnership with Capital One, on Saturday, May 12, 2018, beginning at 6:00 PM. Array will be an evening of visual art and musical collaborations spanning two venues in Deep Ellum – The Bomb Factory and Canton Hall.
“As different as they may seem, the classical music of the symphony, the edgy artwork of Deep Ellum and countless innovations in the tech industry all share roots in Dallas’s culture, and Array encompasses them all,” said Sanjiv Yajnik, Chairman of the Dallas Symphony Association Board of Governors and President of Capital One Financial Services. “Array will expand upon SOLUNA’s extraordinary mission to bridge the classical and contemporary arts, while simultaneously attracting new and diverse audiences.”
“We are thrilled to continue the growth and expansion of SOLUNA with the addition of Array. Bringing an event to Deep Ellum is a natural next step for the festival,” said Kim Noltemy, Dallas Symphony Association President & CEO. “We are grateful to Capital One for their partnership in creating this unique event that expands the scope and audience for SOLUNA.”
Collaborative and interdisciplinary performances are core to SOLUNA’s identity. Array will showcase cross-genre partnerships at a high artistic level, marrying international artists with talented Dallas-based ensembles.
Performers and collaborations at Array on stage at The Bomb Factory include:
- GRAMMY® Award nominated hip-hop artist Nas with Members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra
- British-Nigerian soul singer Jacob Banks with Dallas Neo-Classical Ballet, the professional ensemble known for their wholly aesthetic cultural programs and incorporating experimental components in their choreography.
- Icelandic blues/rock band Kaleo with the Booker T. Washington High School for the Visual and Performing Arts Gospel Choir.
- Big Gigantic, the Colorado-based, pioneering duo of live electronic music known for their high energy live shows, with the Dallas Mavericks Drumline.
Tickets to the performances at The Bomb Factory will go on sale on Friday, March 9, 2018. Information is available at www.mydso.com/SOLUNA-array.
The Canton Hall experience at Array will be free and open to the public, during which ten Dallas-based visual artists will present their interactive works. Curated by local artist and creative specialist Erica Felicella, patrons will be encouraged to touch, influence and listen to art in an immersive experience. All of the artwork throughout Array has been created by Dallas artists specifically for this event.
“We are excited to bring some of Dallas’s local talent out into the public eye for Array so that audiences may experience a journey through immersive art,” said Felicella.
Installations at Canton Hall include:
- A 360 degree-virtual reality experience titled ACCLAIM, created by Tramaine Townsend which features newly commissioned animation
- PARTIAL PERSONALITY, by Eric Trich and fabricator Jordan Castilleja, a 3D relief of a face that will protrude from the wall and will overlay faces of guests upon the sculpture.
- Staring at the Sun, created by Carmen Menza and Mattheiu Brooks, in which graphics projected onto a stunning polygonal sculpture will create a kaleidoscope effect which will be heightened by originally composed sound.
Additional installations will be on display by Sheryl Anaya, Alejandra Camargo, Jeremy McKane, Darcy Neal and James Talambas.
WHAT: Array | SOLUNA in partnership with Capital One
Musical Performances by Cure for Paranoia, Zhora, Jacob Banks with Dallas Neo-Classical Ballet, Kaleo with Booker T. Washington High School Gospel Choir, Nas with Members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Big Gigantic with the Dallas Mavericks Drumline
Visual art installations: Good Way Off (Sheryl Anaya), Happy Thoughts (Alejandra Camargo), “Life Support” (Jeremy McKane), Staring At The Sun (Carmen Menza and Mattheiu Brooks), CubeSound (Darcy Neal), betweenthenow. (James Talambas), PARTIAL PERSONALITY (Eric Trich and Jordan Castillja) and ACCLAIM (Tramaine Townsend)
WHEN: Saturday, May 12, 2018, starting at 6:00 PM
WHERE: The Bomb Factory | 2713 Canton St, Dallas, TX 75226
Canton Hall | 2727 Canton St, Dallas, TX 75226
PURCHASE: Tickets for Array at The Bomb Factory will go on sale on Friday, March 9, 2018. Tickets range from $68-$153. Array at Canton Hall will be FREE to the public. Information is available at www.mydso.com/SOLUNA-array
About the Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Family SOLUNA International Music & Arts Festival
Anchored by DSO performances led by Music Director Jaap van Zweden, the Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Family SOLUNA International Music & Arts Festival will showcase internationally-acclaimed guest soloists, visual artists and performing artists alongside leading Dallas-based companies and ensembles. An annual, three-week multidisciplinary event, SOLUNA will stage performances and exhibitions at venues, prominent galleries and performance spaces throughout the Dallas Arts District. SOLUNA aims to steward authentic collaborations within the Dallas Arts District and serve as a magnet for artists and performers around the world. By incorporating strong educational and science components, audiences are invited to experience music and art and interact with their Dallas community in new and exciting ways.