June 16-25, 2023

Sandbox Series: Thollem’s Obstacle Illusion with ACVilla

Location: CCA Studio Theater
$10 Admission | Limited Seating
Purchase Tickets HERE. If there are remaining tickets you can purchase them at the door.

Named after Thollem’s March release on Astral Spirits Records, Obstacle Illusion, this 47 minute multimedia experience plays with our personal and collective consciousness through visual and sonic allegories, riddles and recontextualizations.  Thollem’s touring Obstacle Illusion from Albuquerque, NM, to the East Coast, into Canada, over to Europe, back to Santa Fe then along the West Coast in the summer.

Thollem is a perpetually traveling pianist, keyboardist and composer. He’s spent most of his life living on the road throughout North America and Europe. His work is ever-changing, evolving and responding to the times and his experiences, both as a soloist and in collaboration with hundreds of artists across idioms and disciplines. 

“Thollem inhabits a world uniquely his own, rhythmically, harmonically and formally. A true original.” (Terry Riley, San Francisco Chronicle)
“Thollem displays a chameleonic ability to adapt to suit whatever musical context presents itself…there is more than one way to access the infinite.” (Daniel Spicer, The Wire)

Since 2008, ACVilla has lived as a peripatetic photographer, videographer and visual artist. She focuses her camera on the nuances that define the character of the fleeting yet eternal present moment as well as the dynamics of the world at large. Her work is shown throughout the US and Europe in DIY spaces, museums, galleries, schools and universities. ACVilla is “the kind of fiercely independent artist the world needs more of.” (LiveEyeTV)

Sandbox Series is a live performance festival of electronic and improvisational music featuring solo and ensemble performances dedicated to the attitude of openness and discovery primarily through sound.  More at

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