La Figure de la Terre premiere

I created audio-reactive generative visual software for Mia Mäkelä to be used for the contemporary Finnish opera La Figure de la Terre which will premiere tonight (April 13th) at the Sophiensaele in Berlin. The software consists of several custom Max/MSP Java externals and a GUI interface. I’ll post more documentation at a later state.

Two journeys, two strangers: the French scientist Maupertuis travels to Lappland to determine the shape of the earth. He meets Christine Planström, a young woman from the northern wilderness, who accompanies him back to the sophisticated world of the Parisian salons after his research. The two Finn’s, Miika Hyytiäinen and Jaakko Nousiainen, musical theater piece examines the concepts of foreigness, identity and survival. The piece interprets Baroque quotations using contemporary music sources. Singers, a cembalo and a Baroque trio interact with echoes, sounds and noises. The show will be accompanied by a real-time generated video performance.

DIRECTION Jaakko Nousiainen
COMPOSITION Miika Hyytiäinen

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Video by Axel Lambrette

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