Mad Dreams of Reason

Madison Memorial High School Planetarium


Two shows | Two Nights

Feb. 2 and Feb. 3, 8PM

Join us for an unforgettable evening under the dome at the MMSD Planetarium in Madison, WI for a live film by Enrique Rueda and musical performance by YOU OF ALL PEOPLE with guest drummer Gustavo Cortinas. Get ready to immerse yourself in a mind-bending 3 dimensional experience that will challenge your perception of reality, MAD DREAMS OF REASON, comments on our zeitgiest and dissects the question of "how we got here?" A contemporary geopolitical reflection.


gustavo cortinas - drums
ed ahrens - guitar, sax
kevin schaefer - keys, electronics
nick orlowski - synth
steve tyska - trumpet, guitar
phil redman - bass
thomas ferrella - trumpet, percussion

VIDEO ART by enrique rueda

ghost wars at the planetarium


Two shows: Jan. 6 & 7, 8PM

A live performance and film created in real time by Aaron Granat - Thomas Ferrella + YOU OF ALL PEOPLE at the Madison Memorial High School Plenetarium

you of all people is a sonic frontier collective
ed ahrens
kevin schaefer
nick orlowski
phil redman
steve tyska
thomas ferrella

thomas ferrella

...untethered, auto-didact, visual and performance artist resides in madison, wi, he has participated in a carl wilkens fellowship, nominated by TIME for a “can’t miss” photography show at the gage gallery [chicago] in 2016, won a NBC award for his 30 year photo-documentary work of roadside memorials titled not forgotten, premiered his 1 world project in cuba in 2017 and is known in certain small circles for running BlueStem Jazz, GHOST WARS is his third film with granat and you of all people.

aaron granat
...a video artist, cinematographer, editor, and teacher of media production. Spanning live, multi-media performance, documentary, screen dance, experimental, and dramatic narrative, his work has been exhibited in museums, film festivals across the world, music venues large and small, planetariums, and billboards in city centers. Unbound by traditional forms and structures, Aaron seeks the interdisciplinary merging of practices, aestheticizing the creative process and the phenomena of reality in thought-provoking ways.

All proceeds will go to Friends of Ukraine, Madison. Additional contributions welcomed at Paypal to Margit Gundlach at