Project

Figments

None

Groups

Figments is a theatrical performance that tells a story inspired by a variety of source texts, including Dante Alighieri's prosimetrum La Vita Nuova. Framed by a woman's accidental discovery of the compelling journals of the Dante-archetype, three inner vignettes reveal the timeless tribulations of the memoir's author(s). Figments was created using Media Scores, a framework in development to facilitate the composition of Gesamtkunstwerk using parametric score-like visual notation. The Media Score for Figments is realized in this production through the performance of actors, light, visuals, and the generation of musical accompaniment in response to the expressive qualities represented in the score. The score served as a reference during the creation and design of the piece, a guide during rehearsals, and as show control for the final production.

Figments is a theatrical performance that tells a story inspired by a variety of source texts, including Dante Alighieri's prosimetrum La Vita Nuova. Framed by a woman's accidental discovery of the compelling journals of the Dante-archetype, three inner vignettes reveal the timeless tribulations of the memoir's author(s). Figments was created using Media Scores, a framework in development to facilitate the composition of Gesamtkunstwerk using parametric score-like visual notation. The Media Score for Figments is realized in this production through the performance of actors, light, visuals, and the generation of musical accompaniment in response to the expressive qualities represented in the score. The score served as a reference during the creation and design of the piece, a guide during rehearsals, and as show control for the final production.