Have you ever told a white lie? How many white lies have you told in the past 7 days? What is the sound of deceit?
Symphony of Lies is a piece designed for chamber ensemble combined with projected text animation derived from recorded statements of deceit by past American Presidents. Written by composer Drew Schnurr, melodies and rhythms are extracted from the speech inflection of each lie, and are used to create music that represents the psychologically ominous impact of lying. Digital media artist Michael Chu’s visual score accompanies the music, projecting the words connected to each note and melody, generating a powerful visual collage within a minimal asthetic framework.
This Thursday, May 10th, Persee: Orchestrated Perception will be presented downtown at the Regent Theater (on Main between 4th & 5th) beginning at 7PM. It’s free and open to the public. More details, videos, and sound clips at persee.net