Ben G. R.
Rite of Passage

January 28, 2023

Music: Alex DL
Sound Design: Dawn DX & Dreamgoth

Rite of Passage is a live performance piece that pushes the limits of experimental trance music to examine the dynamics of the relationship between a society and their traditions.

In this event, Austin musician Alex DL premiered his Rite of Passage album to a live audience. This music is based off of the sounds and compositions of trance music, but without percussion: hypnotic arpeggios and soaring synths weave together a feeling of constant forward momentum and create an eternal build-up that never quite crescendos.

Immersive projections and lights tell the story of an ancient society and their relationship with their deitylike elders.