I created the document ‘Tales on on Moonlight and Rain’. No final concept agreed yet. We talk until late at night and look for a compromise, that is ultimately reached by Nel. We go for the double title ‘On Moonlight and Rain’ and use the Japanese stories as a guideline, without mentioning it explicitly. The… Read more »
All what was well, isn’t so good anymore. There are doubts about the Japanese angle. We have an emergency meeting, our first text is due soon for the brochure. And the concept is off, we need to start thinking again. A lot of uncertainty and stress.
We’re browsing visual artists who’d be open to contribute to the show. In an ideal world, that would be NY artist Tony Oursler. The team comes together to discuss the concept. All is well.
Further research on content. We all feel there are interesting subjects on the table (folk music and folklore, baroque instrumentation, fantasmagoria, projection) but we lack a unifying element to tie them all together. At least, lyrically. Which contributes in large part to the show. Meanwhile, the clock is ticking. Early March we need to hand… Read more »
The brainstorm touches upon projection, which is, obviously, a large subject in our production – we’d like to translate a couple of principles or elements established by Robertson in his ghost shows to a 21st Century theatre setting. The question is, once more, how will the music interact with the images?