Tone Madison contributor Chris Lay wrote an essay in May 2016 about his first experience with the growing sensory-deprivation industry right here in Madison. Give it a listen here, read by the author.
A couple of years ago, Madison-based comedian and musician Nate Bjork released Bridge Party, an entire album of songs inspired by the three-season TV adaptation of Stephen King’s Under The Dome. The 13-song effort, which Bjork wrote as he watched his way through the show’s first season, covers Under The Dome’s basic plot points (“There’s […]
In her show Luminous Scores, on permanent display at the Madison Science Museum, artist Floor van de Velde uses video, sound, and optical illusions to try and make viewers question the act of perceiving. The show manages to pack a few immersive experiences into rather limited space. Visiting one installation, you’re in a room filled […]
We’re wrapping up our second full year of producing Madison’s only weekly music and culture podcast here at Tone Madison, and I’m grateful to everyone who’s listened and everyone who’s taken the time to contribute. For the final episode of 2016, I’d like to look back on some of the podcast’s finest/weirdest/funniest moments of the past […]
Earlier this week, we at Tone Madison rounded up our favorite music that Madison artists released during 2016. We published our top 20 Madison records of the year list, and a longer list of honorable mentions. Several Tone Madison contributors helped pick the list and write about why we chose the releases that we did. Three of […]
One thing a lot of people don’t appreciate about jazz in Madison is that so many young musicians are in the mix keeping it interesting. One of them is bassist Ben Ferris. He graduated from UW-Madison in 2013 after studying under the great Richard Davis, and he currently plays in several bands around town. He […]