TREATMENT FOR A 3-D-MOVIE
Simple stage, four performers and their instruments in front of a large
movie screen. The audience is wearing polarized glasses. As the house lights
dim, a tiny sphere of light in the center of the screen floats forward over the
heads of the audience. It pulses to the first notes of the concert and starts
to dance. As it moves, it begins to draw trails of spheres which hang frozen in
the air. A sudden surge in the music breathes them to life, the stillness
shatters, the air is swimming with brilliant particles. The performers are in
the middle of a vibrant three-dimensional color field extending from deep
screen directly into the eyes the audience. The air volume of the concert hall
fills with visible sound waves and audible images.
The air molecules uniformly enlarge from their sub-visible world. Their delicate choreography traces layered laceworks through space. Subtle tonal shifts trigger a dimensional chemistry of micro chain-reactions unraveling the helices of acoustic DNA.
Image beams, which seem to emanate from one's eyes, collide with floating sound shapes, careen through atomic crystal lattices, and bounce back into one's head. Space expands. Relativistic currents flow in all directions at mixed velocities. One feels sensations of flying at tremendous speed while at the same time resting motionless in the center of a cyclone. Everything falls away. The audience is ascending. Black metaporphic voids tumble through the air mass. Space twists, splits, undresses and vanishes. Wavers of liquid sound from the rear of the hall whirl forward making wakes and eddies around the performers as they plunge into deep screen. Slow-motion splashes ripple the wet air. Suspended micro-eggs grow into colossal moons, spin, implode softly, then reappear in the distance.
Each performer is enveloped in a vibrating aura of his own music. Patterns launched from each instrument merge in the glowing atmosphere. Erotic phantoms pause face to face with the audience, slowly transforming through a sequence of hallucinatory beings. Swarms of tiny pictures hover in the air within arm's reach, massive forms slide in from the sides.
With a rising pitch, the center of the elastic screen draws back kilometers into the distance. A flood of light energy roars forward ripping up the space behind it as it crashes out into the hall. The molecules are bubbling, convection currents turn space inside out. Gas, liquid, crystalline and plasma states are superimposed. The particles suddenly condense with a bang into a heavy hovering boulder, which disintegrates slowly into weightless sand. Standing drone patterns pervade the space.
Long magnetic loops span from deep screen star fields into deep brain neurons. Luminous envoys slow-scan through the air. Fragrant tonal blossoms float on hydroponic drum beats.