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Otherworld Performance Lab: galen tipton


featuring a Q&A with Amy Turn Sharp
Video available 


Catch a brand-new, mostly improvised digital orchestral piece heavily inspired by the music of minimalist American composer Steve Reich and the natural/digital soundscapes that make up Otherworld, Columbus’s massive, immersive art installation.

Simultaneously active and meditative, phantom echoes the overwhelming yet calming vibe of Otherworld. Be transported as genre-spanning artist and Ohio native galen tipton instills a sense of wonder and curiosity.

Enjoy a Q&A between local poet Amy Turn Sharp and galen tipton after the performance.

More about the artist

galen tipton also releases music under the name “recovery girl.” She has been recognized by the likes of Iggy Pop, David Byrne, Rebecca Black, Adult Swim, Anthony Fantano, 100 Gecs, and Dorian Electra, and has released numerous projects on Orange Milk Records, Deskpop, and Unseelie. Most recently, her song “tadpoles lullaby” went viral on TikTok. In all her work—whether pop, club, or sound collage—tipton’s focus is finding the connective tissue between the challenging and the accessible, always with a strong sense of play.

View the Otherworld Performance Lab lineup.

More about the series

Otherworld Performance Lab is an experimental, creative collaboration of makers, artists, musicians, and dreamers whose work unfolds inside Columbus’s magical, immersive art installation, Otherworld.

In this three-part series, galen tipton and others enter our virtual laboratory to perform from one of Otherworld’s wondrous and surreal spaces. Dubbed one of the “world’s coolest places” in 2019 by Time magazine, the 32,000-square-foot museum blends science fiction and fantasy with its dizzying array of mixed-reality playgrounds, secret passageways, and rooms of large-scale, interactive installations. Experience its wonder from the comfort of home at this not-to-be-missed, prerecorded event.

Audio production for Otherworld Performance Lab is provided by Secret Studio in Franklinton, a multipurpose studio/salon for creative audio recording, workshops, and art events. Owners Keith Hanlon and Amy Turn Sharp work to design opportunities for creativity and community to merge and flourish.

Video production is provided by the Columbus-based creative production team GHØST LABEL, comprised of GHØSTs from the shadow realm who have created rad video content and worked with humanity to solve pizza-related crimes for nearly a decade.

Galen Tipton at a mixing deck standing next to a laptop

galen tipton | Photo: Ben Goldfarb

Amy Turn Sharp and galen tipton seated next to one another on a couch

Amy Turn Sharp (left) and galen tipton (right) | Photo: Ben Goldfarb

Amy Turn Sharp and galen tipton seated next to one another on a couch

Amy Turn Sharp (left) and galen tipton (right) | Photo: Ben Goldfarb

galen tipton leaning next to a record player

galen tipton | Photo: Ben Goldfarb

Amy Turn Sharp and galen titpon seated on a couch

Amy Turn Sharp (left) and galen tipton (right) | Photo: Ben Goldfarb

Galen Tipton hunched over sound mixer

galen tipton | photo: Ben Goldfarb

The Wexner Family
Greater Columbus Arts Council
The Columbus Foundation
American Electric Power Foundation
Ohio Arts Council
Adam Flatto
Mary and C. Robert Kidder
Bill and Sheila Lambert
L Brands Foundation
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Nationwide Foundation
Vorys, Sater, Seymour, and Pease
Arlene and Michael Weiss

Carol and David Aronowitz
Michael and Paige Crane
Pete Scantland
Axium Packaging
Bocchi Laboratories
Fenwick & West LLP
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
President Kristina M. Johnson and Mrs. Veronica Meinhard
Nancy Kramer
M/I Homes
Voyant Beauty
Lisa Barton
Regina Miracle International Ltd. 
Washington Prime Group
Alene Candles
Fuel Transport
Russell and Joyce Gertmenian
Liza Kessler and Greg Henchel
Matrix Psychological Services
Paramount Group, Inc.
Ron and Ann Pizzuti
Joyce and Chuck Shenk
Bruce and Joy Soll
Clark and Sandra Swanson
Business Furniture Installations
E.C. Provini Co, Inc.
Garlock Printing & Converting
Jones Day
New England Development
Our Country Home
Performance Team
Premier Candle Corporation
Steiner + Associates
Textile Printing

Andrew and Amanda Wise


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Otherworld Performance Lab: galen tipton