In Xanadu did Kubla Kahn a stately pleasure-dome decree...
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Rising from the field like Gaia's glowing nipple, tattooed in light and
ringing with music, the Pufferdome is Starwood's own inflatable
hemispherical pleasure palace!
Joe Rothenberg and Joe's
OM Appliances present midnight parties with diverse musical styles
and multi-media projections and effects.
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kollektiv [Wed Night]
gnomefatty kollektiv is a Pagan-based
techno tribe of promoters, DJs, drummers and artists, with deep connections
to Noise Laboratories. The kollektiv has presented a weekly dance event
in the Boston area called Circle for three years, and continues to create
a variety of dance-oriented, spiritually-aware, community-building events.
Based in New England, gnomefatty kollektiv
includes several of the DJs that have played the PufferDome Rave Parties
at past Starwood festivals. Come hear the
sounds of psy-trance (goa trance), techno, house music, and other sounds
that defy categorization, and feel the spirit of our open-hearted, celebratory
Sprouting Dreams Party
growing new green things yourself and bringing that new green energy into
your life! Over the last ten years, techno/rave parties have been the
closest thing to church and communion that many young people have experienced.
The DJs and artists of the gnomefatty kollektiv, building on years of
experience creating uplifting community dance events, will will make your
feet move to the sounds of their techno and psychedelic trance. "Psy-trance"
as a genre seeks to create a safe space for dancers to move for long periods
of time. Art supplies for people to draw and paint with will be provided,
as will tasty sprouts from the earlier Sprouting Workshop. Come participate
in bringing our collective high-energy dreams to life!
and more magical Earth.
Members performing this year:
- DJ djeremy plays surrealist games and experiments with dada trance-mission
in the wireless imaginary on WZBC 90.3 Newton, MA (Boston) and ZBConline.com.
- DJ Mathwin is a wizard of the avant garde electronic music scene
in the area of psychedelic trance. Mathwin is a DJ, an event/music producer,
appears on GREEN/WZBC-FM Newton/Boston.
- DJ Greenman is a talented maestro of the psychedelic trance sound,
based in Northampton, Mass.
- DJ Shwilly B (a/k/a Blawki, a/k/a Benjamin
Garton) is a vegetarian gourmet techno hippy DJ/dancer gnome extraordinaire,
communicating with the ontological pep-o-mint TAZ known as GREEN broadcast
through the mycelial pleiadian netwerk on an abstract art/technomusic
quest (WZBC-FM 90.3 Newton/Boston).
Crown [Thurs Night]
Drawing upon a wealth of resources which adds up to so much more than
the mere sum of its parts, Green Crown weaves an eclectic range
of influences into a sonic tapestry all their own luring audiences
into joining the journey to the far reaches of outer an inner space. Lead
by the ethereal, dynamic voice of Prydwyn Piper and the smooth strong
vocals of Ingrid Eyen, Green Crown blends the energies of guitar,
mandolin, banjo, cello, violin, flute, whistles, clarinet, harp, multiple
percussion, keyboard and sampled effects to achieve their goal of teleporting
the audience to other times an places. From their official unveiling in
the summer of 1997 until today, Green Crown has developed an ever growing
and devout following. Intimate coffee houses for unplugged contemplation,
large outdoor festivals and after midnight trip-out sessions are some
of he portals Green Crown uses successfully to capture and captivate
the attention of listeners everywhere.
Ivan Stang [Fri Night]
and Einstein's Secret Orchestra will return to Earth briefly to take advantage
of the Pufferdome's bizarre, Lovecraftian geometry and otherworldly accoustics,
presenting one last Church of the SubGenius devival (short for "down
home dome-show revival"). Rev. Stang will be joined by Lonesome Cowboy
Dave in a sermon on "Saving Souls from Themselves, or, The Revolution
WILL Be Televised, and Sponsored by Nike." This could also be called
a workshop in attaining Deep Slack. The most psychedelic videos in Church
and ACE collections decorate the dome walls and ESO's music will decorate
the audience's consciousnesslessnesses with hopelessnesslessness. Read
lurid account of last years devival and stuff.
Secret Orchestra [Fri Night]
Winner of the Cleveland Free Times 2000 and 2001 Music Award for Best
Instrumental-Electronic Band, Einsteins Secret Orchestra is a Cleveland-based
ensemble capable of everything from sonic soundscaping to tribal world-beat
to balls-out rock&roll, and have developed a strong reputation among
pagan gatherings, psychedelic happenings, space-rock festivals and big
city rock clubs alike. With a collective musical experience that extends
past the lifespan of most humans, ESO brings a treasure trove of musical
styles to their dynamically theatrical stage shows. Let X=X.
Remember, last minute changes are unavoidable. Please check
back for updated information.
This page last updated: June 13, 2002.