State of the Arts 2015

Artists & Participants

Airetight Media, Inc

m2: an Immersion into Music and Mindfulness

m2: an Immersion into Music and Mindfulness is an experiential journey using guided mindful meditation, Tibetan Singing Bowls, musical accompaniment and original song, woven into a seamless fabric that carries the participant from a calm seated meditation through music and movement returning to the centering sound of the Tibetan Singing Bowls. We are very excited to present m2 as a full-dome experience featuring Tim Hick’s amazing visuals. m2 features Jahna Perricone on vocals, Michael Perricone on Tibetan Singing Bowls and Guitar, and special guest violinist and vocalist, Alicia Spillias.

“This musical journey of Tibetan bells, violin, and voice transports the listener into a zone of contemplation. With guided attention, this meditative music holds the power to transform the listener and to create a state of peace. A revelatory experience!”

Dr. Christopher Key Chapple, Director, Masters of Arts in Yoga, Loyola Marymount University

Michael PerriconeMichael Perricone

Michael Perricone is a Master Tibetan Singing Bowl Artist and musician. He has performed at the Hammer, MOCA, Fowler Museums, yoga studios, private retreats and festivals, and for several movies and internet sites. He is the recording artist and producer of Savasana Bowls Live, Journey of Seven Bowls, Sacred Bowls and Diana Winstons’ Mindfulness Meditation CD series, and Jahna’s “Into the Mindful Wild” album. He is also former owner and CEO of Lotus Post, the highest rated post facility on the west side (imdb).

Jahna Perricone, CMF

Jahna Perricone, CMF, is a Certified Mindfulness Facilitator through UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center and part of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. She is also an accomplished singer and voice teacher who has uncovered a resilient ability to focus, create and perform through her personal Mindful Meditation practice. She is Director of Mindfulness Programs at C3, Center for Conscious Creatives; a node for the Millennium Project, and has been leading Mindfulness classes and events through collaborations with MARC at UCLA, Loyola Marymount College, The Fowler Museum, Sonic Sunday events as well as private retreats and multiple private group settings. ‘Spring Into Mindfulness! A Beginners Guide to Mindful Meditation’ is featured on popular online sites and she is releasing her mindful music album, ‘Into The Mindful Wild’ this fall. She is the creator and founder of m2: An Immersion Into Music and Mindfulness.

Vocal Instructor/UCLA Certified Mindfulness Instructor
Director of c3 Mindfulness Programs
’Spring Into Mindfulness’

SoulSong Artist
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Alicia SpilliasAlicia Spillias

Alicia Spillias has been trained classically on the violin for 24 years and has also branched off into other genres of music including folk and rock/pop. She spent 6 years at a middle/high school for the performing arts and went on to play in the Gainesville Symphony Orchestra in Florida. She has played in string ensembles for over 15 years, playing for weddings, parties, and the like. Currently she gigs around Los Angeles with her group, the Organic String Quartet; plays for a variety of orchestras including: Dream Orchestra, Dana Point Symphony, the African American Chamber Orchestra, Asia Entertainment Orchestra, Young Musicians Orchestra, Orchestra Unleashed, and others; and does session work for film and television. Alicia is also an accomplished vocalist, trained classically since the age of 6, and received her BM in Vocal Performance from Cal State, Northridge.




Tim HixTim Hix

As a film maker, VR content creator, and live visual performer, Tim Hix’s visuals are presented and performed globally. Currently Mr. Hix is on staff at Vortex Immersion Media as VJ, full dome video tech, and Immersive content creator.
He perpetually expands his boundaries in a variety of visual genres. His background includes producing videos for cosmetic surgeons, directing for television (recent feature on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network), as well as touring with bands and VJing stadium raves. In 2013, Mr. Hix was visual designer for Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti North American tour. He has worked and collaborated with musical artists in several genres including: Grammy award winner Taylor Dayne, Oprah superstar Jake Simpson, American Idol Finalist Syesha Mercado, C3 Futuredome Festival 2013, Alexander Hacke (Einstenzende Neubaten), Larry Thrasher (Psychic TV), Television and stage star Megan Hilty, Chuck Dukowski (Black Flag), Wino & The Obsessed, Lynn Johnston, Belinda Carlisle (the Go Go’s), and Deap Valley. EDC NYC (2015), The Cannes International Film Festival (2009), EDC Las Vegas (2015), The New York Independent Film Festival (2008), Sasquatch Music Festival (2013), Bonaroo (2013), Beyond Wonderland (2015), The Hammer Museum, Autumn Lights, IFQ Film and Video Festival (2011), LA Pride Fest (2012), The Whisky, The Roxy, The Colony, Rolling Stone LA, Tipitinas, The Mint, Irving Plaza, Catalina’s jazz club, The Smell, Hard Rock Cafe (Las Vegas), the handbag factory, The Complex, The Echo/Echoplex, and The Vortex Immersion Dome.


Audri Phillips

Audri Phillips is a visualist/3d animator based out of Los Angeles with a wide range of experience that includes over 25 years working in the visual effects/entertainmnet industry in studios such as Sony, Rhythm and Hues, Digital Domain, Disney and Dreamworks feature animation. Starting out as a painter she was quickly drawn to time based art. Always interested in using new tools she has been a pioneer of using computer animation/art in experimental film work including immersive performances. Now she has taken her talents into the creation of VR. Samsung recently curated her work into their new Gear Indie Milk VR channel.

Her latest immersive work/animations includes; Her latest immersive work/animations includes; Multi Media Animations for “Implosion a Dance Festival” 2015, Full dome Concerts in the Vortex Immersion Dome, “Relentless Universe”, “Alive at the Vortex” with the well known composer/musician Steve Roach. “Migrations” in which she collaborated with composer No’a Winter Lazerus and Blue Apple in which she collaborated with Stefan Wenta, choreographer. She also created animated content for the dome for the TV series, “Constantine” shown at the 2014 Comic-Con convention. Several of her Fulldome pieces, Migrations and Relentless Beauty have been juried into “Currents” The Santa Fe International New Media Festival and Jena Full dome Festival in Germany

Her work has also been shown at such places as; The Young Projects Gallery, The Los Angeles Film Forum at the Egyptian Theater, Imersa Summit,Siggraph Animation Festival, Full Dome Festival, Siggraph Video Review, Not Still Art Film Festival, with the Louise Reichlin Dance company and others. Besides numerous galleries her paintings have been shown in Madonna’s “Open Your Heart” video, The Beastie Boys, “Shadrach”(which she also art directed) and “Whatsupwitu” an Eddie Murphy, Michael Jackson animated video(which she also art directed), and Konchalosky’s “Shy People”.

She writes online content and a blog for Intel. Audri is an Adjunct professor at Woodbury University, a founding member of the Los Angeles Abstract Film Group, founder of the Hybrid Reality Studio(dedicated to creating VR content) a board member of the Iota Center and she is also an exhibiting member of the LA Art Lab. In 2011 Audri became a resident artist of Vortex Immersion Media and the c3: CreateLAB.