Local musician Brad Stock will mark the end of his "The Atomic Clock" CGI/Laser light show run at the Clark Planetarium Dome with an all-ages benefit concert on January 18 at MusicGarage.Org.
The MusicGarage-Kids! youth rock band will open the show at 7 p.m.
Released in 2012, "The Atomic Clock" was a two-year recording project. The CD was adopted as the source music and soundtrack for a custom CGI/laser light show by the light artists at Clark Planetarium last summer and has played several runs in the dome theater since then.
The concert will be held at MusicGarage.Org, 389 West 1700 South, Unit E, Salt Lake City.
Tickets are $10 for general admission at www.theatomicclock.eventbrite.com
The current run of The Atomic Clock ends on January 17 and it is rumored that Clark Planetarium will be marketing the show to dome theaters worldwide in 2013, according to MusicGarage.org founder Steve Auerbach.
Here is what I wrote about Stock in July 2012:
U2 and Led Zeppelin have their own light shows at the Clark Planetarium, but for the first time a Utah musician will have a light show specifically designed for him and his debut, "The Atomic Clock." Brad Stock is a Salt Lake City resident and traveling nurse who has worked eight-to-12-hour days over the past 2 1/2 years to finish his psychedelic rock album, which exhibits Pink Floyd and Steely Dan influences. In a phone interview, Stock said the album is the culmination of a dream for him, with much of it coming to him as he surfed in Kauai. The album is entirety self-financed, and one of the ways he saved money was turning to skateboarding for transportation, rather than the expense of driving a car. The idea for a laser show came from listeners who told him they were having visions listening to it. "People will walk away [from the planetarium] saying, 'There are unlucky people who weren't there to see it.' " He hopes turnout for this debut performance is so large that the Clark Planetarium, and other planetariums around the country, will be persuaded to host the project more often.