Air and fire: On the threshold of the sun

Mayall, Jeremy Mark and Macpherson, Kent and Levy, Yotam and Bradley, Paul (2018) Air and fire: On the threshold of the sun. Hamilton, New Zealand, 17 February 2018.

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Originally intended to be two separate pieces, these had to be merged due to weather restrictions. Part One - AIR Utilising the sounds of breath, air, wind. Floating. Ethereal. Whispery Part Two - FIRE Bright, Bold and Edgy Sounds. Exploring wooshing, crackling, hissing sounds. But also a sense of power and majesty On the Threshold of the Sun is a live multimedia experience in four distinct, but interconnected parts. These parts will be created live at dawn and dusk of the two Saturdays of the festival, and explore four different spaces within the themed gardens. This will be a transcendental experience exploring the luminous threshold as the sun rises and interrupts the darkness, and conversely when the day gives way to the stars. The ensemble will take the audience on a journey with projections mapped to highlight architectural features of each garden we explore. Primarily exploring the shift from darkness into light, and then from light into darkness. We collectively uncover what these states may sound like, and how to approach that shift from an artistic, dramatic and performance perspective. The move between these states will probably be different each time – truly created in response to the environment (both natural and man made) at the time and place of performance. Dr. Mesmer's Private Army is a multimedia performance ensemble with Jeremy Mayall, Kent Macpherson, Paul Bradley, and Yotam Levy. If you have never experienced Dr. Mesmer's Private Army in concert (such as the 2017 HGAF performance of "TO SLEEP"), then don't miss this opportunity to have 'an experience like no other'.

Item Type:Composition
Keywords that describe the item:Multimedia, improvisation, sonic art
Subjects:M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Divisions:Schools > School of Media Arts
ID Code:5935
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Deposited On:10 Apr 2018 01:30
Last Modified:18 Dec 2018 05:59

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