The TANK, a 60-foot-tall, 30-foot-across, rusted and abandoned steel water tank, was discovered in Rangely, Colorado by sound artist and sonic thinker Bruce Odland in 1976. An acoustical marvel, with a forty-seconds-long, shifting, swirling reverberation, The TANK was saved, restored, and repurposed by Friends of The TANK, and is now home to The TANK Center for Sonic Arts.
Join us for Season Two at The TANK!
Open Saturdays! Concerts! Recording! Jam Sessions! Open Mics! Community Events! Listening...
CNCC Days at The TANK, May 4th and 5th, 9am - 1:00pm. Colorado Northwestern Community College students, graduates, alumni, families, friends, professors, administration, and staff are invited to experience The TANK. Admission is free. Read more here.
Open Saturdays at The TANKbegins on May 6th, 9am - 1:00pm, and continues every Saturday through October. The public is invited to enjoy, explore, and experience a shared sonic environmment. Admission is free. Read more here.
Thanks to a $15,000 grant from The Boettcher Foundation, Bruce Odland, Mark Fuller, Bill Ballou, Foster Brashear and Jill Brashear will converge on The TANK in late May to do a complete acoustical treatment on the Control Room, and install state-of-the-art recording gear, including two large diaphragm Charter Oak E700 multi-pattern microphones, two DPA 4006 omni microphones, and a Grace 108 mic preamplifier. We already have 12 mic lines, 4 returns, 2 Ethernet lines, and 2 BNC lines for video between The TANK and the container/control room.
(We'll also get a new-to-us storage shed with a brand new roof in the bargain.)
Rinde Eckert performed at The TANK during "Rinde's Odyssey" last fall: "...9000 miles. East coast. West coast. Heartland in Between. At each stop he is evolving his performance of My Fools: A Life in Song, performing in friends' living rooms, theaters, museums and universities." Our Programming Committee has invited Rinde to become our first artist-in-residence at The TANK.
Are you interested in recording or performing at The TANK? Would you like to bring friends to The TANK to experience the sounds within? Do you know a musician or sound explorer who'd love to receive the gift of a recording session in The TANK?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 970.368.2657 for more information about availability and fees for scheduling time in The TANK.
The Tank Center for Sonic Arts Community and Outreach Committee, chaired by Lois LaFond, is hard at work planning Season Two events with young people, elders, veterans, visiting artists, and neighboring communities.
Mario L. Sullivan, Ph.D., professor in the Marine Sciences Program at Colorado Northwestern Community College, Rangely Campus, and one of his students, Kayce Serafin, during a recent lab about the physics of sound in The TANK.
We have so many people, companies, and organizations to thank for their support:
• Chevron Corporation, for a $5,000 general operations grant; • Rio Blanco County, through its Commissioners Shawn Bolton (Chairman), Jeff Rector, and Si Woodruff, awarded us a $5,000 grant for our youth programs, including Days of Sonic Learning, sound engineer training, and our Day at The TANK for Rangely 4th and 5th graders; • The Boettcher Foundation's grant of $15,000 allows us to create a state-of-the-art recording environment in the container.
Our many supporters: Our donors from around the world, Rangely Recreation Center, Ted and Janette Shonts, Cherise Cardin Photography, Sue Forward, Sodexo Services, The Blue Mountain Inn, James Stinson, Brittny Campos, True Value, Elizabeth Robinson Studio, Home on The Rangely, Sweetbriar, Giovanni's Italian Grill, Urie Trucking, Superintendent Matthew Scoggins, Sam Tolley, Peter Brixius, Joe Livingston, Michelle Sturm, Roomful of Teeth, James Paul, Galen Clarke, and David Brunel. (With apologies to anyone we have inadvertantly forgotten to thank. You know we love you!)