John Barker's 'Cloud Pavilion' was installed in the Annette Strauss Square at the Winspear Opera House in the Dallas Arts District during the 2013 Aurora festival. The ambient performance and immersive environment created by John was the backdrop for his sonic sculptures with the band Water Falls. His original video projections illuminated the performance with a cloud air wall, inviting the viewer to absorb the color-saturated field. Added atmospheric effects of fog and light transformed the lawn into an experiential cloud for visitors to pass through the space that fill the senses with elements of color, motion, and nature.
Collaborators: WATER FALLS: Sean French, Nathan Johnson, Cody McPhail, Collin Arnold, John Barker Airstar Space Lighting of Texas Buyleds
Sponsor: Faulkner Design Group
John Barker collaborated with maestro Kathryn D. Brown of the New Texas Symphony Orchestra to create visuals during the evenings performance in the center of the Dallas Arts District. John designed the band shell from umbrellas that were used for video projections. Following the NTSO performance, WATER FALLS conducted their own environment filled with light, sound, and fog.
Collaborators: New Texas Symphony Orchestra CommuniLux Lighting WATER FALLS: Sean French, Nathan Johnson, Cody McPhail, Collin Arnold, John Barker
ARTS PLAZA PAVILION
John Barker used themes of water, light, space, and ambient sounds at the 2011 Aurora festival. The installation and performance was located at the One Arts Plaza in the Dallas Arts District where John Barker created subtle images of space and nature that projected among the architecture designed by Lionel Morrison. The band WATER FALLS performed next to the basalt logs and fountains and filled the plaza with ambient music. Viewers could approach from afar and appreciate the plaza ambiance.
Collaborators: WATER FALLS: Sean French, Nathan Johnson, Cody McPhail, Collin Arnold, John Barker
CHRISTMAS MOUNTAINS RECORDS
Co-Founder and Graphic Designer.
Christmas Mountains published music from deep within the heart of Texas. They released music by The Theater Fire and For Those Who Know.
Immersive ambient audio installation for the UT McCombs School of Business atrium. A self generating music collaboration with electronic musicians Kurt Korthlas and John Barker utilizing software input from a lighting installation by Trevor Gureckis.