DREAM MACHINE

“Irreducible to syllables, it was more neurological lightworks, a jarring soundclash of blinding strobes and noises from the dark corners of soil and soul, broadcast in a dimly lit room warehouse space in Brooklyn. It sounded like a collision of ancient spirits and futuristic reverie, axis mundi jazz, warped intestinal spirituals – weird and brilliant, lethal and poignant.” – FORBES MAGAZINE

A dazzling collision of mesmeric light, color and sound.

FEATURING THE MASTER MUSICIANS OF JAJOUKA, GENESIS BREYER P-ORRIDGE, LIZZIE BAGOUTSIS (GANG GANG DANCE), OLIVER COATES, ZEENA PARKINS, DAVE HARRINGTON GROUP, SOPHIA BROUS, TREVOR DUNN, GREG FOX and very special guest IGGY POP

A dazzling collision of mesmeric light, color and sound, DREAM MACHINE is the live reimagining of Brion Gysin and William Burroughs’ seminal experiential invention, described by Gysin as “the world’s first work of art designed to be viewed with eyes closed,”.

The dream machine brought about vivid hallucinations of brilliant color through the repeated exposure of high-intensity flicker light. In this immersive concert installation, Sophia Brous, multi-instrumentalist/composer Dave Harrington (Darkside) and Brooklyn designers Wild Dogs International 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 gathering of music luminaries, featuring guest Iggy Pop, legendary Moroccan Sufi trance ensemble The Master Musicians of Jajouka led by Bachir Attar, industrial pioneer Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, British cellist and electronic producer Oliver Coates, harpist Zeena Parkins, drummer Greg Fox, bassist Trevor Dunn and revox sound manipulator Lea Bertucci.

An unrepeatable event, best experienced lying down with eyes closed.

Created by Sophia Brous, Dave Harrington and Wild Dogs International
Musical Directors: Dave Harrington and Sophia Brous
Commissioned by Red Bull Music North America, Pioneer Works and Supersense: Festival of the Ecstatic.