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


Tonalism at Music Gallery Toronto

            In 2011 we brought Tonalism to Toronto’s Music Gallery. It served as the Season Closing Fundraising Event for the Music Gallery and transformed St. George the Martyr Church into an immersive, multi-media experience. Julia Holter, Matthewdavid, Suzanne Kraft, Teebs, Dntel and frosty provided music while Alex Pelly created the live visual projections.
           Thanks to David Dacks and Jonny Bunce for making this event happen in Toronto! The original audio recording was lost in deep space but thankfully the event was broadcast live on CIUT Radio so we were able to rescue the recordings thanks to their help. Unfortunately Dntel and frosty’s sets seem to still be floating out there with the satellites. We hope you enjoy the rest of the archive.

Mix 001 — Various

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