2016-07-27 / Front Page

The Panorama Music Festival

By Tyler Klune

PHOTOS TYLER KLUNEPHOTOS TYLER KLUNEThe morning of July 22, with dew dropping from the leaves and sun glimmering in through the windows, I somehow noticed in the backdrop of my mind, a mid-morning dreamlike state of young people playing under the sun, basking in the glow of spectacular music. They are skipping, dancing, laughing, embracing in slow motion, much like in the following video link, www.youtu.be/EoIbqjsTxJY

Thoughts of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts festival spun through my mind as I rolled in the sheets, contemplating the difference between reality and the intense dreamlike state which had since engorged my consciousness. Before my mind fully had a chance to activate into the realm experienced as reality, I encountered a lightning bolt of thought, within the instance of transitioning and shooting upright into an actively awakened state. “Wait, I’m not in California,” I thought to myself. I wondered if something must be wrong. I was undergoing all sorts of familiar sensations of being on the West Coast, although it couldn’t be further from truth, as I settling into awakened consciousness on the East Coast in New York City. The problem was quickly identified. There was in fact no reality of existing near the West US Pacific, but in fact, on July 22, it was the initial day of the Panorama Music Festival, kicking off for the first time in NYC. There must have been residual feelings which blasted me like light speed travel that day, as all of the sensations of the Coachella Music and Arts Festival came swirling back into my head in one distinct instant causing an overload of sensory pulsation which exhilarated my present state of awareness intensified 40 times over.

The colors, the expressions, the vivid human ideational experience, the youthful mentality, the beauty, the love, the camaraderie, the essence of appreciation among peers, the acknowledgement of music and its qualities for nurturing the spirit and embracing the soul, the cheerful outfits, the rapid smiles, the extravagant stage settings, the splendor within each bite of edible festival vendor consumable delectable offerings, the color spectrums, the heightened mental awareness, the excessive internal spine tingles that pulse through the cerebral cortex with every bass beat, the extravagant nature of living for within a day while existing not only within our world and livelihoods, but also within the intangible, yet embracing oasis/nest of music the festival swarms people with through every song and performance. These were all the rushes which came surging back like a shot of adrenaline inserted directly by a syringe into the primary human blood pumping artery. Something was unique. Something was different about this day. This wasn’t an ordinary morning encounter like the “morning before Christmas” feeling one incurs before moving towards attending the Coachella Music and Arts festival in Indio, CA. This day was something unique. Not only was July 22 morning one where the Coachella Music Festival presenters, organizers, and owners had come to the East Coast to debut their festival organizational skills to another region, this was also the day that the Coachella encounter, crew, and existential experience providers landed in the greatest city in the world, New York City. There was no doubt about it, this combination of mind bending, meticulous event development precision, as well as attention and care to fantastical sensation creation by the Goldenvoice Coachella making team would result in nothing short of world influential magnificent results beginning on this day. Seeing as the greatest known power of previously produced music event production display was finally combined with the the greatest and most grand city in the world, the power that was to be birthed and created starting July 22, 2016, was otherworldly, and unknown to the history of man since any time prior to this occurrence. Possibilities seem endless, time seems to bend when two of the greatest forces known, are combined and develop a center focal point swirl of energy falling nothing short of developing an international hurricane of love centered in the heart of humanity, in New York City. This expression of life displayed at the festival over the weekend was something phenomenal as this hopefully set the precedent for limitless possibilities in the world. Hopefully the hurricane presented on July 22-24 in New York City was one supreme example where the most significant powers on the planet can combine and develop perfect storms of love, synchronicity among beings, and synergy throughout life in order to connect and build strength among ourselves as one unifying source and force of mankind, which is capable of nothing short of miracles built by and for ourselves. Through this exquisite development and execution, we witnessed a burst of excellence in the form of an event, and beauty which hopefully can now cause for a foresight of limitless potential in excellence and splendor among neighbors and common human individuals. The exuberance displayed through the weekend festival set a precedent that humans can accomplish anything when they work together. This event served as a similar instance to that of a star being born in the sky based upon significant forces intermixing and causing an extravagant explosion above resulting in a new formation that is the Panorama Music Art festival.

According to Billboard.com on January 11, Goldenvoice, the event producers behind the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, have formally announced a new festival called Panorama set for this summer at New York City’s Randall’s Island Park. In an announcement, Panorama is being billed as “Three days of music, art, technology, and local food offerings.” The name is taken from the Panorama of the City of New York, a nearly 10,000-square-foot to-scale model of the city located in Queens Museum. Goldenvoice operates under production giant AEG Live. Said Mark Shulman, Festival Producer at Goldenvoice, in a statement. “We’re committed to creating an event that will provide significant benefits to New York City with the level of experience and meticulous attention to detail for which Goldenvoice is known.”

Some of the most significant performances and headliners of this Panorama Festival included Sia, Arcade Fire, FKA Twigs, Guns N’ Roses, LCD Soundsystem, Kendric Lamar, Major Lazer, The National, Sufjan Stevens, Run the Jewels, Silversun Pickups, Daughter, Flosstradamus, and more.

Panorama.nyc described the Panorama stage as adding unprecedented depth and color to live music stagecraft with its 30’ tall ultra high definition video screen wrapping 170’ around the stage for an entirely immersive audio/video festival experience.

The Lab is an interactive experience that combines technology, artistry and design, created exclusively by New York-based artists. The Lab, designed and curated by META.is, places experiential digital art at the heart of the festival with seven interactive installations and a massive 360º virtual reality theater. The Lab is a playground of music and technology that can only be experienced at Panorama.

Despacio is a one-of-a-kind sound system designed to deliver absolutely optimum audio to the dance floor, showcasing classic records in entirely new dimensions. A collaboration between James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem, DFA) and David and Stephen Dewaele (Soulwax/2manydjs) with legendary recording engineer John Klett, Despacio delivers nearly 50,000 watts of power through 7 stacks of customized McIntosh amplifiers each standing 11 feet tall.

Dvck 0027 is an indie electronic cause musician, creative director at Cannar Augmented Reality Art Cause Marketing Production and PHPHP Network. Cannar is focused on media and technology development and production as well as engineering, collaboration and augmented reality art engagement marketing development (Cannar.weebly.com/about.html).

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