Virtual Performance, created as a necessary response to the COVID pandemic, has opened up a number of new approaches to artistic and musical performance. The new “art form” is still in its infancy, and will likely go through a number of transformations over the next decade or so. But we have to start somewhere. JR Wilson presents a number of digital/acousmatic performances.
SONGS FROM OUR FATHERS – a new music cinema production
THE AVATAR – a new music cinema production
You might enjoy my latest digital opera “The Avatar”. It’s based on a play by Greek tragedian Euripides. Feminism and environmentalism (“Pantheism”) are the two major themes here (apparently Euripides regarded these to be relevant concerns over 2400 years ago!)
THE PURGE – a new music cinema production
Below you will find one such “experiment”, a digital opera composed by One Mind Media co-founder JR Wilson. This digital opera celebrates 700 years of Dante’s epic poem, “Divine Comedy”. See what you think. Does it work? What can be improved? Please send any comments you may have to firstname.lastname@example.org. Meanwhile, grab some popcorn, we hope you enjoy the show!
MTV was born in 1981 and was heralded with great fanfare and eventual success as the “sight and sound” channel. That, along with the continuing and growing trend of using music in a supporting role in cinema, began what I consider to be the beginning of the end of music as a standalone artform. Music has become increasingly secondary, playing a secondary role in today’s world of entertainment and the arts. Very few people listen to music today unless it is also accompanied by some form of visual media.