For many years I have been involved with theatre, participating in acting as well as composition and arrangement of music for these productions. In the past two years I have been collaborating in an electronic experimental project called ‘Monsters Of The Inner-Verse.’ We have been experimenting with a variety of instrumentation including synthesizers, guitars, double bass, sound loops, effects pedals, theremin, clarinet, percussion etc. The music group is also comprised of actors, writers, a sound engineer and visual artist.

 

- WHAT is your proposed artwork?

The idea of writing a musical production came about as a means of bringing all of these creative mediums and artists together in a collaborative effort and is the culmination of various themes and concepts we have been developing.

The production is called ‘Prisoners of Delusion,’ and is a musical comedy set in the 1970’s. The story is about a Psychologist and his patients. The ‘Doctor,’ (played by myself) as he is known, takes on many of his patients’ subconscious issues and has a strained relationship with his wife – who is just a head in a birdcage. His patients reveal their own dreams and struggles in unpredictable ways. The question is how they ultimately resolve and deal with all this?

 

The musical will include a live band on stage (which I will be performing in when I am not acting) to give an alternative perspective and interactive component to the unfolding story. A variety of instrumentation mentioned above will accompany traditional songs as well as providing psychedelic and textual soundscapes to enhance the story. In addition we will be working with our visual artist to create some interesting stage backdrops and lighting to take us further into the characters’ strange worlds.

The musical was first inspired from lyrics and songs we had previously composed in ‘Monsters of the Innerverse’ as well as watching musicals such as, “War Of The Worlds,”(live orchestral version), “The day the earth stood still,” “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” “Oliver Twist,” and Sondheim’s “Sweeney Todd” amongst many others.

- Background

For many years I have been involved with theatre, participating in acting as well as composition and arrangement of music for these productions. In the past two years I have been collaborating in an electronic experimental project called ‘Monsters Of The Inner-Verse.’ We have been experimenting with a variety of instrumentation including synthesizers, guitars, double bass, sound loops, effects pedals, theremin, clarinet, percussion etc. The music group is also comprised of actors, writers, a sound engineer and visual artist.

 

- WHAT is your proposed artwork?

The idea of writing a musical production came about as a means of bringing all of these creative mediums and artists together in a collaborative effort and is the culmination of various themes and concepts we have been developing.

The production is called ‘Prisoners of Delusion,’ and is a musical comedy set in the 1970’s. The story is about a Psychologist and his patients. The ‘Doctor,’ (played by myself) as he is known, takes on many of his patients’ subconscious issues and has a strained relationship with his wife – who is just a head in a birdcage. His patients reveal their own dreams and struggles in unpredictable ways. The question is how they ultimately resolve and deal with all this?

 

The musical will include a live band on stage (which I will be performing in when I am not acting) to give an alternative perspective and interactive component to the unfolding story. A variety of instrumentation mentioned above will accompany traditional songs as well as providing psychedelic and textual soundscapes to enhance the story. In addition we will be working with our visual artist to create some interesting stage backdrops and lighting to take us further into the characters’ strange worlds.

The musical was first inspired from lyrics and songs we had previously composed in ‘Monsters of the Innerverse’ as well as watching musicals such as, “War Of The Worlds,”(live orchestral version), “The day the earth stood still,” “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” “Oliver Twist,” and Sondheim’s “Sweeney Todd” amongst many others.

- Background
For many years I have been involved with theatre, participating in acting as well as composition and arrangement of music for these productions. In the past two years I have been collaborating in an electronic experimental project called ‘Monsters Of The Inner-Verse.’ We have been experimenting with a variety of instrumentation including synthesizers, guitars, double bass, sound loops, effects pedals, theremin, clarinet, percussion etc. The music group is also comprised of actors, writers, a sound engineer and visual artist. 

- WHAT is your proposed artwork? 
The idea of writing a musical production came about as a means of bringing all of these creative mediums and artists together in a collaborative effort and is the culmination of various themes and concepts we have been developing.
The production is called ‘Prisoners of Delusion,’ and is a musical comedy set in the 1970’s. The story is about a Psychologist and his patients. The ‘Doctor,’ (played by myself) as he is known, takes on many of his patients’ subconscious issues and has a strained relationship with his wife – who is just a head in a birdcage. His patients reveal their own dreams and struggles in unpredictable ways. The question is how they ultimately resolve and deal with all this?

The musical will include a live band on stage (which I will be performing in when I am not acting) to give an alternative perspective and interactive component to the unfolding story. A variety of instrumentation mentioned above will accompany traditional songs as well as providing psychedelic and textual soundscapes to enhance the story. In addition we will be working with our visual artist to create some interesting stage backdrops and lighting to take us further into the characters’ strange worlds.
The musical was first inspired from lyrics and songs we had previously composed in ‘Monsters of the Innerverse’ as well as watching musicals such as, “War Of The Worlds,”(live orchestral version), “The day the earth stood still,” “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” “Oliver Twist,” and Sondheim’s “Sweeney Todd” amongst many others.
 

 

 

Our first production is called ‘Stranger of the Mind,’ a musical comedy set in an imaginary time in an imaginary town. The story is about a Psychiatrist and his patients. The ‘Doctor,’ as he is known, takes on many of his patients’ peculiarities and troubles. His patients reveal their own dreams and struggles in unpredictable ways. The question is how they ultimately deal with and resolve this?

 

The musical will include a live band on stage. The live band element hopes to give an alternative perspective and interactive component to the unfolding story. A variety of instrumentation including synthesizers, guitar and double bass will accompany traditional melodic songs as well as providing psychedelic and textual soundscapes to in order to enhance the story. In addition, we will be working with our visual artist to create some interesting stage backdrops and lighting effects to take us further into the characters’ strange worlds.

 

The musical was first inspired from lyrics and songs we had previously composed in an experimental music band, Monsters of the Innerverse as well as watching amazing musicals such as, War Of The Worlds (live orchestral version), The day the earth stood still, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Oliver Twist, and Sondheim’s, Sweeney Todd amongst many others.

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