The Music Myth
The Music Myth Project Description
The Music Myth is a musical allegory in the form of an opera. Five performers interact with twenty different musical instruments of my own invention.
The subject is the myth of music and how music created the big bang and later literally lent an ear to humankind.
The characters are as follows: Music, Humankind, The Bringer of Light, The Department of Redundancy Department and Truth.
Featured are 19 different experimental musical instruments invented by Neil Feather. This full orchestra of unusual instruments surrounds the audience with an immersive spacial experience.
These instruments are quite diverse but have in common that they are mechanical in nature and reveal visually and sonically various principals of physics. Pendulums, flywheels, motors, springs, magnets, bowling balls, ping pong balls and strings are combined in various ways to create new and surprising sound events.