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.
To best meet your various scheduling needs, we offer two types of tickets: FIXED (non-changeable) and FLEXIBLE (changeable).
FIXED TICKET – $35
Best value if you are sure you can make it:
FLEXIBLE TICKET – $48
In case life gets in the way:
To rebook your unredeemed FLEXIBLE ticket, contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your new desired date and time. If your scheduled time is within 24 hours or if you missed your scheduled time, you may choose to rebook your FLEXIBLE ticket (for $24) or switch to a FIXED ticket (for $11).
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org before your session so we can be sure to provide the most comfortable experience.
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.