Ylla Dreams

Ylla Dreams is a piece of visual music.  The title, Ylla Dreams, is taken from a chapter title in Ray Bradbury’s the Martian Chronicles.  Like Bradbury’s story, our film explores themes of culture collision and the intertwined nature of the exotic and the erotic. Ylla Dreams is about yearning for new experience, unspoken sympathy between cultures, telepathic communication, and lost opportunity.  David performs on his EML-101 Analog Synthesizer while Tara works with her voice and electronics.  The video is made using video feedback devices: a DV Camera and JVC-7000 & Sony Trinitron Video Monitors.  Ylla Dreams is part of a series of visual music films called Transmissions.  A vinyl record of the music from Transmissions will be pressed in early 2015.


Ylla Dreams has been selected for inclusion to festivals, group shows, and publications.  On May 22, 2014, Ylla Dreams was screened in Seattle, Washington as part of the NorthWest Film Forum's Screen Off event featuring experimental video and film Works.  

Ylla Dreams was also selected to be part of a group show, The Luminous Surface, in Asheville, North Carolina's Mission for Temporal Art (MTA) from June 18-August 3, 2014.  Tara and David Gladden also performed music and live video at the MTA during the all night concert on the summer solstice  on June 20, 2014.

Ylla Dreams has been selected as one of the video works to be highlighted in the Biennial Edition of VIDEOFOCUS, Stigmart10, an online art publication.  The edition will be published in Spring 2015.