Nelda Studios, an Austin, Texas-based media company and philanthropic organization that lifts, nurtures and expands opportunities for creativity and the arts, announces Fall 2022 experiences highlighting the immersive arts. Nelda Studios is an official sponsor of this year’s Austin Studio Tour, a celebration of Austin artists that introduces the public to new and current ways of experiencing art and the creative practices of Austin-area artists. The free tour features more than 520 participants, running from Nov. 5 – 20 throughout the Austin area, and is open to the public. Tour-goers can select between three exhibition tracks: Artists, with studios or spaces featuring one or more artists; Dedicated Art Spaces, with year-round arts programming, or Temporary Art Experiences, with group exhibitions or space interventions created for the tour.
In addition, Nelda Studios is the primary sponsor of one of the Austin Studio Tour’s art installations, Rolling Ryot’s Ghost Line X, a one-night-only massive immersive sound experience under the Boggy Creek overpass in Rosewood Park on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public and will take place at 2300 Rosewood Ave, Austin, TX 78702. To RSVP please see here.
Ghost Line X is a massive, 15-channel, immersive sound and light experience. Six composers have been commissioned to create sound art and music works that explore the audio aspect of the evolution of transportation technology – from horse and buggy to space exploration – with a unique, expressive arrangement of sound and lights. Each composition utilizes all 15 speakers simultaneously as an immersive multichannel sound system. This provocative motion-through-space experience moves linearly from one channel to the next across a 420-foot space beneath an overpass, viewed from a nearby open field at night. Produced by Rolling Ryot, the Ghost Line X installation features audio compositions by Sebastian DeWay (Montreal, Canada), Simon Hutchinson (New Haven, CT), Joaquin Jimenez-Sauma (Gothenburg, Sweden), Zeynep Özcan (Ann Arbor, MI), Brian Wenner (Brooklyn, NY) and Lyman Hardy (Austin, TX).
A companion mobile experience, developed by Nelda Studios, will provide real-time information on each artist/composer, and their work, as the experience unfolds. To access the mobile experience, the audience scans a QR code located at the event.