︎ Dntel—Open the Window and Let Me In / UNMUTE


Tonalism at El Cosmico in Marfa Texas

            In 2011 we brought our ambient and drone roster to El Cosmico in Marfa, Texas. Featuring sets by Sun Araw, JD Emmauel, Common Synth (Nicolas Miller & Anthony DeSimone), David Hollander and Daniel Chamberlin — as well as a teepee visual installation by Adam Bork. The event was broadcast live on Marfa Public Radio.    

Set 001 — M. Geddes Gengras
Set 002 — Sneaky Snake
Set 003 — Common Synth (Nicolas Miller & Anthony DeSimone)
Set 004 — J D Emmanuel
Set 005 — David Hollander
Set 006 — Sun Araw
Set 007 — Matthewdavid

Tonalism 2022

            This year Tonalism is back in Los Angeles!!! After two consecutive years of Tonalism taking place at Bonnaroo Festival in Manchester, Tennessee, and an online edition due to the pandemic, dublab is happy to announce the return of the beloved ambient happening to its hometown. Presented in partnership with Descanso Gardens, Tonalism brings a stellar line up of artists that will transform the grounds of Descanso Gardens for four consecutive days with a sound exhibit and a live event.

From May 9th-12th, garden visitors will be able to experience a quadraphonic sound exhibit at Descanso Gardens. The exhibit will take place during regular visiting hours and will include pre- recorded works by various artists that will play on rotation through a specially designed sound system that will allow the public to immerse in a sonic experience while enjoying their surroundings

On Saturday, June 11, Tonalism will go live! From 6pm to 1am the public will be able to enjoy live performances, DJ sets and video art in the Rose Garden. Visitors are encouraged to bring pillows, cushions, and sleeping bags to lay down, listen and watch for an extended period of time.

The diverse line up of live performers and DJs include Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Drum & Lace, Colloboh, Diva, Matthewdavid, Indradeep Gosh, Neelamjit Dhillon & Chris Votek, Grace Oh, Nanny Cantaloupe, Barbarelle, Hoseh, Rona Rapadas, Mark “Frosty” McNeil, No Translation, Jimmy Tamborello, Chris Kissel, Alex Pelly, Carole Kim, Alise Spinella, Alicia Gorecki, Theo Rasmussen, Eli Rosenkim, with dancers Oguri, Roxanne Steinberg & Michelle Shiu-Lin Lai.

︎ Audio / Visuals