Videos

 Sat. Feb. 25, 2017
Film & Forum with Dorothy Tanner
Museum of Outdoor Arts

Film & Forum Video, recorded and edited by Travis Powell
Part 1: Introduction by Cynthia Madden Leitner, MOA Executive Director & President  and Todd Siler, artist, art historian, and educator
Part 2: Documentary produced by Cynthia Madden Leitner and
Film by Heather Longway Photography

Part 3: Interview with Dorothy Tanner

 

 


Arts District, Rocky Mountain PBS

The “Arts District” (Rocky Mountain PBS) episode about Dorothy Tanner has been selected to be available to national PBS stations for airing. It most recently aired on Los Angeles Public TV’s LAaRT.

“Light and sound artist Dorothy Tanner creates breathtaking sculptures using light, and she also uses sound to create a mesmerizing, multi-sensory experience. Dorothy takes us into her Denver studio and gallery — Lumonics.”

 

 

Friends of Painting and Sculpture’s (FOPAS) presents:
“Exploring the Denver Art Scene” Forum
Denver Art Museum 
 In this edited section,Todd Siler discusses the international aspects of the
Denver Art Scene, and includes artists Kim Dickey, Michael Theodore, and
Lumonics’ Dorothy Tanner, Mel Tanner, and Marc Billard.

 

 Broward Closeup, a program co-hosted by Barbara Marshall and Jack Kurtiss on public television station WPBT in South lorida, featured Ms. Marshall interviewing artists Dorothy and Mel Tanner at their location in Fort Lauderdale, comprised of their art studios and the Lumonics Light and Sound Theatre, their multi-media expression. This originally was aired in 1987,  six years before the passing of Mel Tanner.  Dorothy Tanner currently presents The Lumonics Light & Sound Gallery at her studio in Denver, CO.

 

Dorothy Tanner Installation
Black Box Gallery at Museum of Outdoor Arts

 

 

 

Lumonics Mind Spa at The Scarlet
Central City, CO

 

 

Logo by Dorothy Tanner
30-second video by Lumonics’ Marc Billard

 

 

Triad by Dorothy Tanner
30-second video by Lumonics’ Marc Billard

 

 

 

An Evening with The Copper Children at  Lumonics
Video by Alx Latham of www.parabuilding.org
June 25,  2016

 

 

Lil Sum’n Sum’n live at Lumonics featuring Xeraphine
Video by Alx Latham of www.parabuilding.org
Feb. 27, 2016

 

 

 

Healing meditation concert with RadianceMatrix on Tibetan
Bowls and Lisa Wimberger of the Neurosculpting Institute on Hang Drum
— at Lumonics Sound & Light Gallery, April 9, 2016

 

 

 

 

Quantum Beings of the Miraculous
 Lumonics Light & Sound Gallery
Nov. 2015

 

 

 

 


Seraiah flows in a Freestyle dance performance during his Tao of Dance Workshop at Lumonics Light and Sound Gallery (Denver CO, 2-6-16). In the workshop he teaches some of his favorite Qigong, Tai Chi and Kung Fu movements then shows people how to incorporate them into their dance experience as he DJ’s conscious music followed by a freestyle performance.
Contact Seraiah to teach this workshop for your community.
Music:  Neuroplasm – Bewilderbeast (Desert Dwellers Dubz Antispin)

 

 

 

Carmina Burana
video by Dorothy Tanner and Mel Tanner  (1925-1992)
created in 1981
From the YouTube liner notes:
The visuals that accompany the music of Carmina Burana are an extension of the techniques developed by pioneer visual artists, Dorothy Tanner and Mel Tanner, from live projection at performances at the highly acclaimed Lumonics Light & Sound Theatre in Miami, FL, beginning in 1969.
The Tanners began their video exploration in 1979 when video cameras were first being introduced to the home market. This made it possible for their multi-media projection to be preserved and no longer be limited to a real time format as it had been in the Lumonics Theatre.
The creation of visuals to ‘Carmina Burana” took place in 1982. Carmina Burana can be translated as “Student Songs of Beuren.” Beuren was the site of an ancient monastery in the Bavarian Alps. The songs of the monks became the songs of the goliards in the Middle Ages, the goliards being the wandering students and disenchanted monks who left the universities and monastic disciplines to write satirical Latin verse and to become minstrels and jesters. They would spend their days and nights singing, drinking, making love and praising all of these pleasures in extremely earthly poetry.
“Carmina Burana”a is a scenic cantata composed by Carl Orff in 1935 and 1936. It is based on 24 of the poems found in the medieval collection “Carmina Burana: Secular Songs for Singers and Choruses,” to be sung together with instruments and magic images.*
* (Wikipedia)
Credits:
Visuals by Dorothy Tanner and Mel Tanner (1925-1993)
Engineered and edited by John Edward Hall (d.1986)
Remastered by Marc Billard (2012)
Videos of Tanner/Billard were selected for the first Video Lounge at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami . The exhibit “showcased some of today’s global avant-garde video artists.” Their video productions have been used in the psychology department at Nova Southeastern University and in the bio-feedback department at the National Recovery Institutes Group, a treatment center for substance abuse. Tanner and Billard are based in Denver, CO.

 

 

 

Native Spirit
Music and Visuals by Dorothy Tanner & Marc Billard

Vedanta – flute
From The “Pleiadian Dawn” DVD

 

 

 

 

Rush of Joy
Music and Visuals by Dorothy Tanner & Marc Billard
Lyrics and vocals by Dorothy Tanner
from the Cosmic Rap Ruminations
From the YouTube Liner Notes:
Dorothy’s “positive message” spoken word set to music and visuals touches important areas of humanity, expressed with humor, understanding, and finesse. The music’s varied textures draw from jazz, electronic, and classical.

 

 

 


Explorer
Music by Dorothy Tanner
Visuals by Dorothy Tanner & Marc Billard
From The “Explorer” DVD
The “Explorer” DVD by Dorothy Tanner and Marc Billard was selected for the first Video Lounge at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami . The exhibit “showcased some of today’s global avant-garde video artists.”
The Tanner/Billard visuals and music are an extension of the pioneering video art form of Dorothy Tanner and Mel Tanner (1925-1993), beginning in 1978. It is rooted in the live visual performances that began in the Lumonics Light and Sound Theatre in 1969.
Tanner/Billard video productions have been used in the psychology department at Nova Southeastern University and in the bio-feedback department at the National Recovery Institutes Group, a treatment center for substance abuse. They are based in Denver, CO.

 

 

Flying Home
Electronic music by Charlie North, producer and engineer at Abbey Road Studios, London

Visuals by Lumonics’  DorothyTanner and Marc Billard 
The song includes an excerpt from a John F. Kennedy speech.
This music video was the result of an online collaboration.