Forget Carnegie Hall. Musicians rush to rural CO to play the Tank (by David Kelly, LA Times, September 18, 2017)
Every Saturday, visitors from as far away as Germany drive out to the graffiti-scarred cylinder for a turn inside with their guitars, flutes, harps, kazoos or just their own voices.
Special Broadcast: Hear Roomful of Teeth’s Unique Concert at ‘The Tank’ (by Brad Turner, September 15, 2017)
CPR Classical will broadcast the one-of-a-kind concert on a special edition of Music Forward, our weekly show exploring contemporary classical music.
A sonic wonder discovered in a steel silo (KSL5 -TV, aired August 9, 2017)
Rangely’s town sign reads “Way Outside of Ordinary” and that includes what appears to be a typical-looking water tank.
Palisade vineyard hosts benefit concert for Rangely’s TANK (Rio Blanco Herald Times, August 4, 2017)
Grande River Vineyards in Palisade, Colo., presents the R. Carlos Nakai Quartet in concert as a benefit for Rangely’s TANK Center for Sonic Arts on Saturday, Aug. 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Rangely’s Tank Is A Sonic Wonder (by Brad Turner, Colorado Public Radio, aired July 28, 2017)
The ‘Earth Laws of Acoustics” Don’t Apply Here
Unique sound from old Colorado watering tank reaches New Yorker (Kevin Torres, Fox 31 Denver, July 26, 2017)
The unique sounds from an old watering tank in a tiny Colorado town has caught the ear of a major national publication.
A Water Tower Turned Music Venue (by Alex Ross, The New Yorker, July 24, 2017)
One road to the musical future now runs through Rangely.
Once-Abandoned Water Tank, Now a “Sonic Treasure” in Western Colorado, Wins Award (Westword, May 18, 2017)
TANK Center for Sonic Arts, [is the] winner of Colorado Preservation Inc.’s first-ever Preservation Edge Award.
PROGRAM #3981, Rinde Eckert, Bruce Odland, & The TANK Center for Sonic Arts (First Aired: 5/12/2017)
Composer & sound artist Bruce Odland… along with composer/writer/performer Rinde Eckert join John Schaefer for this edition of WNYC’s New Sounds to present some of the recordings, both secret, and sanctioned, from The TANK, located in Rangley Colorado.
Inside Rangely’s Sonic Cathedral (print-only, pdf scan) (Colorado Life Magazine, Sluice Box, May/June 2017)
Inside this old railroad water tank is a place of perfect sound, where echoes seem to go on forever. By Lisa Hutchins.
Reverberations: A water tank’s sonic splendors (CBS Sunday Morning, December 25, 2016)
Barry Petersen has a singular story about a one-of-a-kind destination that has to be HEARD to be believed.
Christmas album recorded in old watering tank helps students (Fox31 Denver, December 20, 2016)
This holiday season, the community of Rangely came together to record a Christmas album inside ‘The Tank’. Money raised from sales will go towards helping the town’s school children.
High Country News (Issue 48.18, October 31, 2016)
A brief history, by Betsy Marston
Rio Blanco County Herald Times (October 14, 2016)
TANK features Days of Sonic Learning, Eckert concert as season winds down, by Heather Zadra
TANK organizers look to the future of the sonic center (Rio Blanco Herald Times, September 2, 2016)
Two months after The TANK International Center for Sonic Arts opened to the public, organizers are reflecting on a summer of transitions and looking ahead to the reverberant sound space’s future.
CBC Canadian national radio broadcast “As It Happens” (Aug 2, 2016)
(The TANK Segment at 8:45-16:45)
Canadian Broadcasting interviews Samantha Wade, “The Voice of The TANK”
Craig Daily Press (July 23, 2016)
The TANK in Rangely goes public, dazzling on local and international levels.
Center for Sonic Arts has Saturday public hours, new executive director
By Michael Neary
TANK Solstice Week brings locals, musicians together for same cause (Rio Blanco Herald Times, July 10, 2016)
Solstice Week events, held June 20-26, brought a range of firsts for Rangely’s massive steel water tank turned International Center for Sonic Arts.
The Denver Post (June 24, 2016)
A rusting water tank in the Colorado desert emerges as one of the sonic wonders of the world. After years of improv, the tank in Rangely goes legit as Center for Sonic Arts
by Jason Blevins
Wide variety of events at TANK for solstice week (Rio Blanco Herald Times, June 15, 2016)
For the Friends of the TANK, hosting a week’s worth of celebratory events at the formally christened TANK Center for Sonic Arts is a culmination of sorts.
Waving Hands Review (Volume 7, Issue 7, 2015)
From Steam Age to World Music Stage, The History of Rangely’s “TANK” by Heather Zadra
‘Open The TANK’ fundraising event succeeds in topping amount sought (Rio Blanco Herald Times, March 2, 2016)
Perhaps the only thing better than reaching a goal is exceeding it.
Rangely’s ‘The TANK’ getting closer to meeting funding goals (Rio Blanco Herald Times, February 27, 2016)
The grand opening and first public viewing that the public saw of Rangely’s “The TANK” was held in September when residents and visitors were widely impressed with the sounds resounding through the tank.
Friends seek funding to open the TANK (Rio Blanco Herald Times, February 20, 2016)
The Friends of the Tank have launched a new Kickstarter campaign to raise $57,000 to open Rangely’s TANK for artist residencies and community outreach.
FOX 31 NEWS “How Rangely found its voice in a TANK” (November 18, 2015)
Video – Watch and “hear” Kevin Torres and Anne Herbst’s video piece on “The Tank.”
WESTWORD (November15, 2015)
“Musicians and Rangely Residents Join to Save an Acoustic Miracle: Thank You”
From My Window… kudos to “The Tank” (Rio Blanco Herald Times, October 31, 2014)
It is truly possibly that The Tank could end up being a diamond in the rough and could end up bringing some of the world’s best to Rangely, regardless of the musical genre.
ART FORUM Best of 2013 Best of Music (December 2013)
Composer Alvin Lucier names SAVE THE TANK one of the Best of 2013
BBC “Amazing Acoustics turn Water Tower into Recording Studio” (28 August 2013)
Video – “Amazing Acoustics turn Water Tower into Recording Studio”
Renovations… (Rio Blanco Herald Times, July 6th, 2013)
Several Friends of the Tank came to Rangely to complete projects outlined in the Kickstarter campaign that, in March, raised more than $46,000 to preserve the Tank as a recording and sound space.
Channel 9 TV News Denver, CO (by Kevin Torres, 12 May 2013)
Video – “Magical music produced inside ‘The Tank’ “
Campaign raises more than $46,000 to save tank (Rio Blanco Herald Times, April 10, 2013)
The Friends of the Tank successfully raised more than $46,000 in three weeks to secure and restore the unused water tank for the next generation of sound-makers.
Grand Junction Sentinel Times (7 April 2013)
“Group rallies around Rangely tank and its unique sound”
Reverb (29 March 2013)
“Help save ‘THE TANK,’ Colorado’s acoustic version of the Taj Mahal
Colorado Public Radio (25 March 2013)
Audio – “Saving a Musical Wonder”
Locals try to save old Rangely tank (Rio Blanco Herald Times, March 22, 2013)
Musicians are working to save “the tank,” an unused water storage tank west of Rangely near County Road 41.
KCHARRY (22 March 2013)
“An Interview with Bruce Odland – Save The Tank Kickstarter Campaign”
Craig Daily Press (22 March 2013)
“Rangely residents launch campaign to save ‘the tank’ “
gwarlingo.com (21 March 2013)
“sonic artist bruce odland: money makes noise, a water tank creates art”
geobeats.com (18 March 2013)
Video – “Musicians Band Together to Preserve a Special Tank”
Bay Area Sound Ecology (17 March 2013)
“Save the Tank!”
Denver Westword (13 March 2013)
“Save the Tank: Musicians unite to preserve an acoustic marvel in northwestern Colorado”
techo-no-mad.net (10 March 2013)
“Save The Tank!”
L.A. Times Best of the Web (9 March 2013)
Albert Lee names Bruce Odland among the best 2013 “Soundsmiths”.
Arclist Journal (Ralph Melcher) (3 March 2013)
“Hearing Voices (Revisited)”