James Hood and Vortex Immersion Media Presents:
In these fast-paced, and often challenging times, music and art can provide us with relief from stress, and provide us with a sense of peace, tranquility, and renewal.
Experience the magic of this 360 degree immersive art and music cinema experience in the Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium at the Liberty Science Center located in the beautiful Liberty State Park.
Mesmerica is a visual music journey that brings the mesmerizing music of Grammy-nominated composer and percussionist, James Hood together with visually-hypnotic, 3D animated art curated from artists around the world to create an immersive, transcendant experience designed to soothe the mind and stimulate the senses.
Mesmerica premiered at the Fleet Planetarium in San Diego, California in June 2018 and has since gone on to become one of the most successful music fulldome show in history, selling out over 200 shows in California alone, and playing simultaneously in 14 cities across the US and Canada.
We're delighted to now bring it to Jersey City for special weekend night cinema showings.
James Hood is renowned as a vital and versatile musical pioneer. His lengthy and varied musical resume includes playing drums in The Pretenders, an ongoing two-decades-plus run as mastermind of the visionary ambient/electronica act Moodswings, and an expansive array of production and soundtrack projects.
In 2014, James launched the album Ceremony, an exploration of a uniquely mesmeric melodic instrument -- the PanArt Hang. The "sonic incense" of this recording spoke to fans of ambient artists such as Brian Eno, Phillip Glass and those seeking a peaceful time-slowing soundtrack. Ceremony was a resounding success, introducing tens of thousands of listeners to a compelling sonic experience, and reaching #1 on World and New Age charts in US and Canada. James repeated that success once again with the release of Pure Ceremony in 2015.
The story now continues with the global release of James third album, Mesmerica. This new two disc album finds James further deepening his sonic explorations, adding additional instrumentation and rhythmic textures to his now signature soundscapes.
For more information visit www.jameshood.com.
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There are beverages and snacks available in vending machines in the lobby. Food and drinks are not allowed in the theater please.
Make a day of your visit to the Liberty Science Center and the Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium!
Liberty Science Center
Liberty Science Center is a 300,000-square-foot learning center lcoated in Liberty State Park on the Jersey City bank of the Hudson near the Statue of Liberty. The Science Center houses 12 museum exhibition halls, a live animal collection with 110 species, giant aquariums, a 3D theater, live simulcast surgeries, hurricane and tornado-force wind simulators, K-12 classrooms and labs, teacher development programs the the Western Hemisphere's biggest planetarium -- The Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium and LSC Giant Dome Theater.
PARKING AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Parking is available for free at the venue after 5:15pm.
Cars: The parking lot is owned by the state of New Jersey and operated by a private company. LSC does not receive parking revenue. The fee for cars and vans during the day is $7.00.
Overflow: When the 750-spot lot is full, guests may park in the NJ Transit Hudson-Bergen Light Rail parking lot at Liberty State Park station, just a three-minute walk away. For bus overflow parking, please inquire at the parking lot kiosk.
Special needs: A small drop-off area is available near the entrance, only for guests with special needs. Enter from Phillip Street, drop off guests, and proceed to the parking lot entrance.