CUBE OF LIGHT
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Dancers from the Cube of Light visual album

“Cube of Light” is a 41-minute post-classical visual album created by Christina Giacona and Patrick Conlon. The music is influenced by the sounds of modern classical composition, Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories, Muse, Animal Collective, the Stranger Things soundtrack, and Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. 

Inspired by Olafur Eliasson’s “1m3 light” and Leo Villarreal’s “Star Ceiling,” “Cube of Light” is a 41-minute visual album centered around the idea of artistic reflection and the journey of light through space, time, and consciousness.  

“Cube of Light” can be experienced as a stereo audio album, a 7.1.2 surround-sound multimedia installation, as a continuous looping multimedia work or as stand-alone videos, and as a live performance with full symphony orchestra, guitar, bass, drums, laptop, and three vocalists.

Created and composed by Christina Giacona and Patrick Conlon (Onyx Lane), Cube of Light features Erica Downs (Honeywave) on Vocals, Mitch Bell (ZHU, Emotional Oranges, They.) on Guitar, Dustin Ragland (Young Weather, Charlie Hall Band) on Drums, John McCall (Beau Jennings and the Tigers) on Bass, the Los Angeles New Music Ensemble, and the Onyx Lane Scoring Orchestra. It was recorded and mixed by Onyx Lane at Castle Row Studios, Cardinal Song Studios, and ACM@UCO; and mastered by Kevin Lively Mastering.

Collaborators:
Race Dance Collective
Kaleidoscope Dance Company
Performers from the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, Tulsa Philharmonic, and Fort Smith Symphony
The Los Angeles New Music Ensemble
Onyx Lane Scoring Orchestra

Funding and In-Kind Donations:
Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition (OVAC)
The Kirkpatrick Family Fund
University of Oklahoma’s Ruggles Native American Music Series
University of Oklahoma’s School of Music
The University of Central Oklahoma College of Fine Arts and Design
The Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma (ACM@UCO)
Onyx Lane, LLC
Freestyle Creative
Evolve Research
Cardinal Song

Past Exhibits and Performances:
“Cube of Light”
The Melton Gallery “You Are Here,” August 20 – November 19, 2020

“First Light,” “BBW (Big Bad Wolf),” “In This Light I Find,” “Falling Into Light”
UCO’s Kaleidoscope Dance Company in Concert, November 19 – 20, 2020

Live Improvised Dance Response to the Music of “Cube of Light”
The Melton Gallery, October 1, 2020

“First Light” and “Falling Into Light”
Kansas Dance Festival, Fall 2020

“The Dreams We Had”
The University of Oklahoma’s Ruggles Native American Music Series, Fall 2020

Credits:
Created, Produced, Composed, Recorded, and Mixed by Christina Giacona and Patrick Conlon
Mastered by Kevin Lively
Assistant Engineered by Luke Tallon

Choreography by:
Tina Kambour
Austin Nieves
Audrey Johnston
Kim Loveridge
Maggie Boyett
Hui Cha Poos

Videos Filmed and Edited by Josh Bivens

Installation and Performance Options:
Stereo Album
Surround-Sound Multimedia Installation
Online Visual Album
Live Performance with Full Symphonic Orchestra With or Without Videos
Chamber Ensemble with Live Electronics with or without videos