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2022 Season in Review

Susie Ibarra at Dinosaur National Monument

SUSIE IBARRA RESIDENCY

In September percussionist and sound artist Susie Ibarra was in residency at The TANK. In addition to exploring the sonic dimensions of The TANK itself, she’s did field work, playing and recording in some extraordinary locations in the area. In the video below she experiments with her entire jazz kit in Sand Canyon in Dinosaur National Monument.


COLORADO SPRINGS CHILDREN’S CHORALE

This season the award-winning Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale joined a tradition of kid’s choirs coming to the TANK. Director Marcia Hendricks wrote to us, “Our young musicians had a tremendous experience had at The TANK. I hope you all continue with great success and know that you make a difference in lives with your work!” A gorgeous and deeply gratifying concert.

PEDDLERS OF JOY

Tankster Mad Dog Friedman brought his trio Peddlers of Joy, with Sean Bennight on guitar and Freyja Wild on vocals. Creating mindful TANK music live in the moment, the Peddlers rocked the house. Mad Dog played Native American flute and theremin.

LEON LITTLEBIRD

LISA ANN WHITE

Headlining the Solstice Festival, Leon Littlebird and Lisa Ann White brought their Native Colorado Music to the TANK. A regionally and internationally acclaimed musician, performer, recording artist and composer, Leon is a third generation native of Colorado with ancestral roots in both Pioneer & Native American cultures. Lisa Ann White sparkled on native flutes and vocals.

FRONT PORCH SINGERS

From Manitou Springs, Colorado, Front Porch Singers is an a cappella quartet that started informally as the “You Never Know When We’ll Show Up Singers,” ringing doorbells and surprising Manitou friends and neighbors with harmony, laughter, and joy.

The group came to the TANK to record and as a special treat, performed a free concert at the White River Village Assisted Living Center. They left Rangely as confirmed Tanksters. Front Porch Singers includes Nancy Fortuin, Sue Graham, Annie Rodgers, and Jane Turnis.

FORT LEWIS COLLEGE CHOIR

Choral music at the TANK is utterly uplifting and transporting, and The Fort Lewis College Choir was joyous and free-spirited. They presented works by Sullivan, Rachmaninov, Whitacre. Led by director Charissa Chiaravalloti. Gorgeous choral harmonies, in an a cappella setting.

ANN MARTIN

Intuitive sound artist Ann Martin presented a meditative concert with crystal and Himalayan singing bowls. The event concluded with a full spectrum of sonic harmonic frequencies from Ann’s 36″ OM Gong, energizing everyone in the TANK. This event was presented as part of Rangely’s Septemberfest celebration.

Echo Park in Dinosaur National Monument, near The TANK



The Tank and the West

Bill Frisell and Bill Morrison

On Saturday, August 28, 2021, at 8pm, in the high desert of Colorado, the guitarist and composer Bill Frisell and the filmmaker Bill Morrison charged the Tank’s extraordinary structure with a live sound and image performance. Exploring its history as an embodiment of the American West, Frisell created an original score and Morrison projected film images on the stark landscape and the sides of the seven-story tower.

The event was also filmed for a future documentary. Here are a few pics.

This much-anticipated concert featured digitally-mapped projections by Future Lighting of Los Angeles. Highlighting the town of Rangely, Colorado, this event was supported by major grants from the Neil D. Karbank Foundation, the William H. Donner Family Foundation, and the ArtWorks program of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Bill Frisell and Bill Morrison in the TANK



Coming in 2022

The TANK Center for Sonic Arts will return to a normal schedule for its 2022 season, starting May 1.

Open Saturdays

Free public visiting hours from 9am to 1pm on Saturdays until Oct. 31.

Put Your Head in the Tank

Put Your Head in the Tank is a new program, using binaural head microphones, that allows a listener anywhere to be immersed in the Tank. If you’d like to experience the Tank intimately, in the comfort of your own home, and even record via this program, write us at friendsofthetank@gmail.com.

The Tank Masters Series

The Tank Masters Series, concerts by artists who have proven most skilled at playing the instrument that is the seven-story water tank, present new music here on the Tank’s website, tanksounds.org. 

Book the Tank

The Tank’s program of recording sessions returns, as do the regular booking of non-recording visits. For more on reserving the Tank for your session or group, click here.