31 July 2021
THE END OF THE WORLD
LUBOMYR MELNYK piano
JULIA KENT cello
SPIME.IM visual art, sound designer and electronic music
The End of the World is a multimeida performace featuring the Ukrainian pianist Lubomyr Melnyc, aka the Prophet of Piano and the creator of continuous music, an uninterupted flow of incredibly rapid notes, the innovative Canadian cellist Julia Kent and the Turin collective Spime.IM
The score, as the title suggests, describes the ecological and environmental disaster facing the planet Earth due to the stubbornly misguided actions of mankind. In order to obtain the maximum dramatic impact, this work has been conceived as an immersive multimedia performance with musicians playing classical instruments such as the piano and cello and digital artists playing via wearable controllers (custom glove-synthesizers developed by our partner Remidi) that create audiovisual interaction between the sound and images.
The video contents are based on a big data archive associated with the on-going climate change and environmental events.
Sound Engineer: Maurizio Borgna
Data curation: Elisa Bernardoni
Produced by Nextones, Superbudda, Basemental, LEV Festival, Museo Serralves Oporto, Snaporazverein.