The Nonsensorics of Dreems
8 December 2022

The premiere of The Nonsensorics of Dreems, an opera, will take place December 17 on the stage of the Stanislavsky Electrotheatre.

The Nonsensorics of Dreems is Boris Yukhananov's new opera project created by four contemporary composers. It continues the Stanislavsky Electrotheatre's important developmental work with new academic music and modern opera. The four original operas were written by Daria Zvezdina, Alexander Belousov, Vladimir Gorlinsky and Kirill Shirokov. The overture is a collective composition by all four authors.

The libretto tells the tale of an angel who doubted that humankind is worthy of the gifts of the Creator, and was sent to be tested in contemporary Moscow. Once in the city, as the transition from one millennium to another takes place, Dreams assumes the guise of a hermit poet. He undergoes seven days of adventures, experiencing the true nature of humanity, before receiving forgiveness.

The project's minimalist, yet meticulous, visuals were created by Stepan Lukyanov and Andrei Bezukladnikov. Running parallel to the music, they show video scenes depicting the process of a book being published. The screen becomes a "living book," which simultaneously produces a poem (libretto by Boris Yukhananov) and music. Work with artificial intelligence allows the generation of images (letters and pictures) in rhythmic consonance with the music. We witness a unique experience of image and sound synchronization which, ultimately, already beyond the performance itself (it will only be shown once at the Electrotheatre), will result in a photo film.

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