You're never too old for a sleepover, especially one that portals you into a mystical, otherworldly dream slumber, as Silent Barn's 10-hour long ambient marathon intends to do this Friday night. Six ambient musicians will be generating sleep-inducing sonic landscapes starting at 11:20pm and continuing into the morning. Attendees can camp out during the early part of the evening, where some of the more visual acts will be performed, and sink into sleep whenever the peaceful tunes shepherd them off to dreamland. Blankets, pillows, sleeping bags, big stuffed animals, foam and comfortable attire are all encouraged. The only exclusion is air mattresses, for space reasons.
The lineup includes a range of musicians from across the country. Casual Decay is a Troy-based solo-act who has previously only played in an arctic cave. Tennessee's Terror Pidgeon is presenting a work intended specifically for a vertically-reclined audience, paying special attention to how the sounds reverberate off the floor. Chrome Sparks, who has gained notoriety around Brooklyn for his electronic music, will act as everyone's best alarm clock ever with a set starting at 8:15 am, lulling guests gently back to reality, after a blissful night of continuous harmonies. It beats your hungover Saturdays being jarred awake by the J train, that's for sure.
Tickets cost $10 and are available at the door (that's only $1 per hour!). Drinks will be served, but the bar will close promptly at 4am. For more information and full lineup, check out the event page.