Soundtracks for an immersive, hallucinatory installation, with Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Oliver Coates, Zeena Parkins, Greg Fox and more
Red Bull Music Festival New York and Pioneer Works presents the live reimagining of Bryon Gysin and William Burroughs’ seminal experiential invention, the Dream Machine. Described by Gysin as “the world’s first work of art designed to be viewed with eyes closed,” the Dream Machine brought about vivid hallucinations of brilliant color through the repeat exposure of high-intensity flicker light. Multi-instrumentalist and composer Dave Harrington, musical director and singer Sophia Brous and designers Wild Dogs International create an extended meditation on the landmark invention, combining high-intensity strobe, immersive lighting and ceiling projection. The piece is soundtracked by Moroccan Sufi trance ensemble the Master Musicians of Jajouka (led by Bachir Attar), industrial pioneer Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, British cellist and electronic producer Oliver Coates, harpist Zeena Parkins, drummer Greg Fox, bassist Trevor Dunn and more.