Join SpiderWebShow’s Artistic Director Adrienne Wong in conversation with the artists of FOLDA 2021. Sure to inspire and energize, these discussions will explore artistic practice, collaboration, and digital performance.
On Tuesday June 1st at 8pm EST, Adrienne will be in conversation with HEIST to talk about Frequencies.
The Artist Talk Series will be presented on Zoom with Rev Captions available, and then available for later viewing as part of our StartUp Library.
“I’m telling you I miss someone I’ve never met” proclaims Aaron Collier, star of HEIST’s innovative storytelling show Frequencies. While exploring his connection to his family in what is best described as one part techno concert and one part autobiographical confessional, the audience is swept into a waking dream with Collier and his keyboards.
The 70 minute solo show is a mixed reality performance delivered by Collier directly to scene partner Sylvia Bell who is wearing a VR headset with a camera mounted on the front. The audience experiences the show through Bell’s eyes; an intimate connection with Collier and his music augmented with magical digital scenography.
“In early 2018 I was writing techno music that was based on the frequencies of nature. I set out to create music that would give me access to new perspectives. I would get curious about some kind of natural phenomenon that occurs in milliseconds or over millennia and then work to manifest it as music. The music I was making ended up being about time and perspective, two things that most of us can agree have changed greatly in our lives,” says Collier. “I wanted to find ways to see the world differently, and I did. I discovered a lot. I discovered the music the earth plays over millions of years, I discovered the harmonious relationships of the planetary orbits in our solar systems, and I discovered how a bee might experience time. What I didn’t expect to discover was an unanswered question I’ve had since childhood, and a desire to finally seek the answer.”