Don’t Stop Believin’

By Louise Irvine

Dave Rosenthal has been a great friend to WMODA. He first visited the museum in December 2020 when we were installing the newly donated Lladró porcelain chandelier and he was inspired to write original music for the unveiling ceremony.  Now he has returned to capture video and still photographs of our unique museum experience before the move. Here he is in the Innovations gallery playing Journey’s anthem on our antique Chickering grand piano. As we embark on our next journey “Don’t Stop Believin”!

Dave is a multi-disciplinary artist and musician and one of his original compositions is heard daily at WMODA. The Falls of Fairy Glen plays when visitors enter the Fantastique gallery to view all the porcelain fairies dancing in the waterfall of lights. Guessing how many fairies are hanging on the chandelier has also entertained guests of all ages. You can read about the complex moving process for the chandelier as we embark on its next move.

Read about Dave’s inspiration and listen to his music.

Dave is a self-professed sound and light chaser and strives to show us how our human visual and auditory senses contribute to our emotional experience and perception of art. Two of his iconic photographs are on display in our Hot Glass Gallery and visitors can play his original soundtracks while experiencing his vision of nature’s hidden wonders.

You can listen to Dave’s compositions here.

In January of this year, Dave helped us “Believe the Impossible” at WMODA with live performances of Resonance with glass artist, Rob Stern. This immersive sensory experience created a visceral response and expanded perceptions of glass, the power of sound and their intersection. You can read more about these improvisational dialogues and listen to one here.

“Bringing your world to life…through the power and emotion of imagery and sound.” Dave Rosenthal