Chromasonic is an immersive light and sound experience to inspire expanded states of awareness and connection.

I felt color as if it mixed in my body

It’s like time was standing still

I felt like a child seeing something for the first time

I couldn’t tell if my eyes were open or closed

I was inside and outside of my body at the same time

Come have your own experience
at one of our sites.

Satellite One features a unique curvilinear space that appears boundless and infinite from within. Participants are invited to experience a Chromasonic Immersion, in which you hear light and see sound, grounding you in a new awareness of your perception.

Person inside immersive Chromasonic Satellite light and sound experience

Fluid State lives within Deep Creek Mine in Telluride, CO. The 60-foot long light and sound installation is suspended in the mine’s longest shaft, a pitch-black void the length of a football field in the heart of the mountain. 

 

The work is composed of four connected spaces defined by a series of translucent scrims and dimensional sound. Light generated from sound waves illuminates and activates each of the four chambers using Chromasonic Refrequencing.

 

You and your fellow participants morph between presence and absence as your field of view continuously evolves, and space appears to expand and contract. Awash in light and sound, you are in a timeless flow of perceptual awareness and interaction. 

 

Sign up to be the first to know when Fluid State opens.

Sensory Field is a hyper-immersive matrix of spaces in which sound frequencies generate light in real-time, continuously morphing as you wander between the structures or choose to pause inside them. 

 

Multispectral sequences undulate between revealing the vast site and enveloping you in localized color and sound, creating the perception of spatial elasticity. Your movement within the work allows for different visceral experiences inside this multidimensional installation at any given time.

Chromasones are monumental immersive light and sound sculptures for up to 250 participants.

 

By day the sculpture’s self-generative light and color sequences are responsive to participants and convert light to sound in real-time.

 

By night, live performers bring Chromasone alive as an interactive light and sound instrument.

The StudioLab is Chromasonic’s creative hub where we develop our sites, create the authoring tools and algorithms to generate our immersive content, and prototype our installations.

 

For business and press inquiries, artists and brands seeking to collaborate, and investment opportunities please reach out to us here.

Satellite One features a unique curvilinear space that appears boundless and infinite from within. Participants are invited to experience a Chromasonic Immersion, in which you hear light and see sound, grounding you in a new awareness of your perception.

Person inside immersive Chromasonic Satellite light and sound experience

Fluid State lives within Deep Creek Mine in Telluride, CO. The 60-foot long light and sound installation is suspended in the mine’s longest shaft, a pitch-black void the length of a football field in the heart of the mountain. 

 

The work is composed of four connected spaces defined by a series of translucent scrims and dimensional sound. Light generated from sound waves illuminates and activates each of the four chambers using Chromasonic Refrequencing.

 

You and your fellow participants morph between presence and absence as your field of view continuously evolves, and space appears to expand and contract. Awash in light and sound, you are in a timeless flow of perceptual awareness and interaction. 

 

Sign up to be the first to know when Fluid State opens.

Sensory Field is a hyper-immersive matrix of spaces in which sound frequencies generate light in real-time, continuously morphing as you wander between the structures or choose to pause inside them. 

 

Multispectral sequences undulate between revealing the vast site and enveloping you in localized color and sound, creating the perception of spatial elasticity. Your movement within the work allows for different visceral experiences inside this multidimensional installation at any given time.

Chromasones are monumental immersive light and sound sculptures for up to 250 participants.

 

By day the sculpture’s self-generative light and color sequences are responsive to participants and convert light to sound in real-time.

 

By night, live performers bring Chromasone alive as an interactive light and sound instrument.

The StudioLab is Chromasonic’s creative hub where we develop our sites, create the authoring tools and algorithms to generate our immersive content, and prototype our installations.

 

For business and press inquiries, artists and brands seeking to collaborate, and investment opportunities please reach out to us here.

We create harmonic connections between natural and artificial cognition by fusing science with art, making light audible and sound visible through Chromasonic Refrequencing.

Chromasonic explores intersections of art and science to elicit visceral and potentially transformational experiences of presence, awareness, and connection.

 

Our sites embrace both physical and virtual sensory technologies. Merging light and sound, we create harmonic connections between natural and artificial cognition. The works blur boundaries between physical reality and our perception, creating conditions that appear to shift the experience of time and space. 

 

Chromasonic started as a collaborative art studio and research lab founded by visual artist Johannes Girardoni with sound artists Orpheo McCord and Joel Shearer. The StudioLab explores the potential of art as a catalyst to harmonize cognitive and somatic states.

Chromasonic connects science to the inquiry of artmaking. We create fundamental connections between light waves and sound waves through Chromasonic Refrequencing. We manipulate analog instrumentation to generate light across the full visible spectrum and use all visible color frequencies to generate sound from light. This sensory technology makes light audible and sound visible. 

 

Chromasonic’s sites allow you to experience a fundamental form of augmented perception without reliance on a device. In this way, we can organically expand natural perception.

Many of us are challenged by our attention-monopolizing, screen-centric culture that consumes so much of our lives. A Chromasonic Immersion is an invitation to let go, creating an effortless atmosphere to be fully present with your senses. 

Chromasonic inspires participants to connect to non-ordinary states of consciousness and awareness. In our boundless spaces we close the loop between the immateriality of the environment and the immateriality of ourselves. 

 

Participants are immersed in full body-mind experiences that ground you in a new awareness of your perception – an awareness of awareness.

Experiencing amplified presence and awareness can enhance connection to self as well as foster a strong connection to others within a Chromasonic Immersion.

Chromasonic explores intersections of art and science to elicit visceral and potentially transformational experiences of presence, awareness, and connection.

 

Our sites embrace both physical and virtual sensory technologies. Merging light and sound, we create harmonic connections between natural and artificial cognition. The works blur boundaries between physical reality and our perception, creating conditions that appear to shift the experience of time and space. 

 

Chromasonic started as a collaborative art studio and research lab founded by visual artist Johannes Girardoni with sound artists Orpheo McCord and Joel Shearer. The StudioLab explores the potential of art as a catalyst to harmonize cognitive and somatic states.

Chromasonic connects science to the inquiry of artmaking. We create fundamental connections between light waves and sound waves through Chromasonic Refrequencing. We manipulate analog instrumentation to generate light across the full visible spectrum and use all visible color frequencies to generate sound from light. This sensory technology makes light audible and sound visible. 

 

Chromasonic’s sites allow you to experience a fundamental form of augmented perception without reliance on a device. In this way, we can organically expand natural perception.

Many of us are challenged by our attention-monopolizing, screen-centric culture that consumes so much of our lives. A Chromasonic Immersion is an invitation to let go, creating an effortless atmosphere to be fully present with your senses. 

Chromasonic inspires participants to connect to non-ordinary states of consciousness and awareness. In our boundless spaces we close the loop between the immateriality of the environment and the immateriality of ourselves. 

 

Participants are immersed in full body-mind experiences that ground you in a new awareness of your perception – an awareness of awareness.

Experiencing amplified presence and awareness can enhance connection to self as well as foster a strong connection to others within a Chromasonic Immersion.

Chromasonic is an immersive light and sound experience to inspire expanded states of awareness and connection. It began in 2018 as a collaborative art studio and research lab founded by visual and multimedia artist Johannes Girardoni with sound artists Orpheo McCord and Joel Shearer. Our work embraces both physical and virtual sensory technologies. Fusing science with art in light and sound, we create harmonic connections between natural and artificial cognition. The works blur boundaries of physical reality and our perception, resulting in an experience that suspends participants in time and space. Our StudioLab explores the potential of art as a catalyst to harmonize cognitive and somatic states.

Located in Venice, CA, Satellite One is the first ticketed, local site in a planned network of locations that fuse art and science to create an environment for participants to regularly experience effortless states of radical presence, enhanced awareness, and connection.

 

At this site, up to 8 participants can enter an ellipsoid sculpture, recline in cushioned seating, and experience a Chromasonic Immersion. The unique curvilinear space appears boundless and infinite from within and is illuminated with colored light generated by the sound you hear.

A Chromasonic Immersion is the experience inside a Chromasonic installation, where participants are fully immersed in a fusion of light and vibrational sound, all generated through Chromasonic Refrequencing.

Chromasonic Refrequencing is our software-driven method to translate sound waves to light frequencies and light frequencies to sound waves in real-time.

Select an available date and time from our ticketing page, purchase tickets for yourself and/or your group, and arrive at the site 10-15 minutes before your scheduled time. A docent will greet you and invite you in for your experience. Only guests with reservations made online will be allowed into Satellite One.

The health and safety of our guests and community is our priority, and we closely monitor Los Angeles County guidance and policies as they evolve to ensure a safe experience for all.

 

Per the most recent mandate, all participants and staff are required to wear masks inside Satellite One. We provide free masks for all participants on site.

 

For ventilation inside the sculpture, we are continuously cycling and sanitizing the air with specially installed UV-C filtration.

Both sessions are one hour and include a brief introduction, a half-hour Chromasonic Immersion in light and sound, and the remaining time for your personal post-experience reflection and integration. The sound and light program is the same for Public and Private Sessions. A maximum of 8 people will be in the space for any given experience.

 

In a Public Session, you reserve tickets for the experience and will share the space with other members of the public.

 

In a Private Session, you can reserve the entire Satellite for 1-8 participants.

To reserve a Private Session, find a date and time where all 8 spots are available and select all 8 tickets for that time under the Private Session option. Though you are reserving all 8 spots, you can attend a Private Session with 1-8 participants. 

Yes, please reach out to hello@chromasonic.com for event inquiries.

To best meet your various scheduling needs, we offer two types of tickets: FIXED (non-changeable) and FLEXIBLE (changeable).


FIXED TICKET
Best value if you are sure you can make it:

  • Non-refundable, but can transfer to others
  • Date/time cannot be changed
  • Ticket cannot be re-used in case you are late

FLEXIBLE TICKET

In case life gets in the way:

  • Cancel for full refund with 14-days notice
  • Change date/time with 24-hours notice
  • Late-change or late-arrival retains 50% credit to re-book


To rebook your eligible, unredeemed FLEXIBLE ticket, contact support@chromasonic.com with your new desired date and time. If your scheduled time is within 24 hours or if you missed your scheduled time, you may use your 50% credit toward a new FLEXIBLE ticket or switch to a FIXED ticket. 

NOTE: FLEXIBLE TICKETS NOT REBOOKED WITHIN 30 DAYS OF THEIR SESSION TIME WILL NO LONGER BE VALID.

All tickets may be freely transferred to others at any time by simply forwarding your email confirmation or your confirmation code to the recipient. There is no need to notify us of your transfer. The holder of the ticket will be admitted. 

A Chromasonic Immersion is a hybrid between an art and mindfulness experience. It is unique for every participant and often changes each time you experience it. Some report having powerful emotional experiences, including joy, awe, catharsis, nostalgia, grace, and transcendence. Participants generally find it restorative and relaxing, though the responses that we share on our website and Instagram demonstrate the vast range of unique experiences that the immersion elicits.

 

After everyone is settled inside the sculpture, the session will begin. The Immersion will move through several compositions in which you will see, hear, and feel colors and vibrations. It is visceral and sensory. If at any moment you feel overwhelmed, we recommend simply looking at your hands or closing your eyes.

You can come as you are.

 

We ask people to remove their shoes inside the Satellite, feel free to bring or wear socks. Though entirely optional, wearing clothing that is light or white in color increases light reflectivity, which some feel enhances the immersive experience even further.

Chromasonic is a rare opportunity to experience your own presence and the presence of others in a direct and unmediated way. It is our specific intention to create an experience that does not involve your phone or camera. We ask all participants to turn off their phones and leave them aside so that they do not disrupt the experience.

 

We have a designated time following your Chromasonic Immersion during which photos are allowed and are grateful for those who wish to take photos to share about their experience. Thank you for respecting these guidelines and helping to make the experience intentionally in-the-moment.

Children over the age of 12 are welcome during Public Sessions. If you would like to bring your children under 12, please reserve a Private Session.

Please do not bring your pets as they are not allowed inside Satellite One. California law enables people to bring their trained and certified service animals. All other animals are prohibited, including emotional support animals. Please let us know in advance if you are bringing a certified service animal so we can make arrangements for you and your dog’s comfort during a Public Session. Please be aware that the sound levels in the experience may make your dog uncomfortable. If your service dog is disruptive, you may be asked to exit the experience.

Please plan to arrive 15 minutes before your reserved immersion at Satellite One, plus additional time to find parking. When you arrive at the site, there will be signs to indicate you’re in the right place. We ask everyone to wait outside for one of our docents to check you in.

There is no onsite parking available, so please allow ample time to find street parking in the area.

Out of respect for others in the session, we cannot seat late arrivals. Doing so in the intimate and immersive space inside the sculpture is disruptive to the entire experience.

 

If you do arrive late to any Chromasonic experience, we will make sincere efforts to give you entrance at the next available opportunity if you choose to stand by or return later. We cannot guarantee this as it depends on the day’s bookings (which typically sell out). We strongly encourage that you arrive early so this can be avoided!

Anything left at Satellite One will be kept onsite in our Lost & Found for up to one month, then donated. We cannot ship lost items. To retrieve a lost item please email support@chromasonic.com. Please do not interrupt a session to retrieve left items.

The sculpture in Satellite One is not wheelchair accessible and seating is low to the ground; however, anyone with a wheelchair or mobility device can experience a Chromasonic Immersion in a half-ellipsoid space in our StudioLab at the same address. We also offer upright seating in this space. Please reach out to us via hello@chromasonic.com before your session so we can be sure to provide the most comfortable experience.

While the experience does not involve strobing lights, there are repeated shifts in color, occasional bursts of light, and sequences of flashes which can alter your perception during the session and may affect individuals with sensitivities to light. All participants enter the experience at their own risk, subject to our waiver, and you must use your own personal judgement.
We use powerful transducers with large magnets in the floor of Satellite One. There are also smaller transducers in the walls. For this reason, we recommend participants with sensitivities to magnets to remain in their seating and refrain from lying on the floor. All participants enter the experience at their own risk, subject to our waiver, and you must use your own personal judgement.

Of course! Anyone can exit any Chromasonic Immersion experience at any time for any reason. We ask that you do so quietly, as to not disrupt the experiences of others. If at any point it feels overwhelming, we also recommend simply closing your eyes or looking at your hands to ground yourself.

Yes, a Chromasonic experience makes for a thoughtful and unique gift. Gift cards are sold by location online: chromasonic.com/gift
Your waiver allows us to maintain proper insurance while providing a novel and profound experience. Thank you for understanding.

The best way to reach us is by emailing hello@chromasonic.com, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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Person inside immersive Chromasonic Satellite light and sound experience