The belfry contains the permanent installation of the Weather Warlock drone synthesizer
The sanctuary was built in a similar fashion to a European opera house which allows for incredible acoustics and visceral sonic resonance. The versatile stage area has comfortably accommodated up to 30 players for full-scale opera productions in the past. Our Estey organ has been regularly maintained since installation in 1906 and is in perfect working order for performances ranging from classical to avant-garde. Ornately carved antique pews on 3 levels provide a seating capacity of 425. The venue also features a retractable cinema screen and projection capability.
ART + SCIENCE
Thanks to generous support from Bob Johnson, a local physicist inventor who was integral in the creation of the Hubble telescope and Mars Rover camera, Epsilon Spires hosts a multimedia art gallery on the top balcony of the sanctuary with a curatorial focus on interactive installations that merge art and science to investigate the political implications of perception and subjectivity.
This gallery is illuminated by a permanent interactive helioscope installation designed specifically for the space by Bob Johnson. Also serving as an educational tool, the Helioscope has interactive components for guests to experiment with the color composition of the visual spectrum and isolate and recombine light into different hues.