COLLECTIVE DREAMS // Black Box/Gasteig/Munich // April 4th, 2019, at 8pm
Reality levels merge, real images mix with abstract forms, worlds arise and dissolve into other unreal worlds.
The video artist Birthe Blauth and the munich modern jazz orchestra are presenting live the multimedia project "Collective Dreams" for the first time. A crossover of orchestral jazz arrangements of music by the well-known band Radiohead and a nine-part video created for that purpose.
The coordination of the international arranging collective was carried out by the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music. The result are outstanding state-of-the-art big band arrangements. For many jazz musicians, the music is interesting because it is harmonically and formally more complex than that of most rock bands. At the same time it is sometimes somber, often bizarre, sometimes even apocalyptic.
This high emotionality and complex content has led the video artist Birthe Blauth and the munich modern jazz orchestra to develop the multimedia crossover project "Collective Dreams". Nine titles were selected and placed in a dramaturgical context. The specially created video work spans an arc in nine chapters in artfully composed pictures. From image noise, a world is formed and the cycle of life begins: beauty and growth, change, destruction, decay and transformation. Nothing is explainable or predictable. Familiar pictures turn into unreal ones, from which new picture worlds emerge again.