MOZART VS MACHINE
Exeter Phoenix, Exeter.
Mozart vs Machine is a high-octane mash-up of Mozart opera, electronic sound and video, bringing some of history’s most iconic artists together in a theatrical sci-fi-gameshow encounter.
Alone in his Manhattan research laboratory, Raymond Scott, the father of electronic music, is developing a machine to generate random musical patterns. When one of his devices accidentally tears a hole in the universe it distorts time and brings him face to face with classical composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Mozart vs Machine is an irreverent collage of music and theatre that blurs boundaries of opera and performance art. Think you know Mozart? Think again…
Dominic Robertson: music, words & video
Frederic Wake-Walker: director
Developed through Mahogany’s Various Stages programme with generous support from Sound and Music.
‘An astonishing performance…. Opera for the 21st Century’
‘A burst of colour, noise and imagination…I would be slightly disappointed if you had witnessed anything like it before’
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