Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Michigan Mobile Phone Ensemble in Original Theatrical Performance



Friday, November 5, the Michigan Mobile Phone Ensemble will participate in an original theatrical piece as part of the Once. More. festival and the Performing Arts Technology 25th Anniversary.

"the questions that tempt the sleeper"
3:00 - 3:55pm
Friday, Nov. 5, 2010
Video Studio, Duderstadt Center

A play by Shannon Dowd and Mary Simoni
featuring the Michigan Mobile Phone Ensemble
Georg Essl, director

"the questions that tempt the sleeper" is composed of three interwoven monologues, each centered on different methods of enquiry in the moments between sleep and wakefulness. Each monologue employs a set of musical and literary devices that reference the history of the art while suggesting a unique interaction of the literary and performing arts. The mobile phone ensemble becomes a modern-day chorus, while contemporary dance and theater inform motifs drawn from literary modernism and surrealism. Ultimately, however, the piece seeks to draw insight from the moments in which we are made aware of ourselves and others, of searching and loss, as inspired by Virginia Woolf, from whose novel To the Lighthouse the title is derived.

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Posted: November 4, 2010