Work-in-progress showing – Act 1
+ Yuka Honda’s No Revenge Necessary + Anna Clyne’s Eva
National Sawdust Resident Showcase
National Sawdust Artist in Residence Sophia Brous’ Gorgons is a music performance work exploring the classical and contemporary archetypes of the female monster.
Through the eyes of the Greek myths’ most fabled heroines – from Medusa to Euryale and Sthenno – the piece explores the characterization of the feminine monster form through the gorgons’ depictions as the polymorphous aggressor, temptress, spurned lover, warrioress and winged daemon.
with Master Musicians of Jajouka led by Bachir Attar (Morocco), Oliver Coates (UK), Zeena Parkins, Sophia Brous, Dave Harrington Group & Special Guests
Created by Sophia Brous, Dave Harrington and Wild Dogs International
Music directors: Dave Harrington and Sophia Brous
A dazzling combination of mesmeric light, color and sound, Red Bull Music Festival New York presents the historic live reimagining of Bryon Gysin and William Burroughs’ seminal experiential invention, the dream machine. Described by Gysin as “the world’s first work of art designed to be viewed with eyes closed,” the invention brought about vivid hallucinations of brilliant color through the repeat exposure of high-intensity flicker light. In this immersive concert installation, multi-instrumentalist/composer Dave Harrington (Darkside), director-musician Sophia Brous and designers Wild Dogs come together to create an extended live meditation on the landmark invention, combining high-intensity strobe, immersive lighting and ceiling projection and a live dream soundtrack performed by a once-in-a-lifetime ensemble of music luminaries, including legendary Moroccan Sufi trance ensemble The Master Musicians of Jajouka, British cellist Oliver Coates, harpist Zeena Parkins, Dave Harrington, Sophia Brous and more special guests to be announced. An unrepeatable event best experienced lying down and eyes closed.
Set and lighting design: Wild Dogs International
Produced by SODA x Wild Dogs
Originally created for Supersense: Festival of the Ecstatic at the Arts Centre Melbourne.
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