Great Conspiracy The Opera

Mika Lumi Tuomola, Jaakko Pesonen, Teemu Korpilahti

Research output: Artistic and non-textual formPerformanceArt in coproduction

Abstract

Ooppera Skaala’s Great Conspiracy The Opera premiered May 2011. The production has included media production research between Ooppera Skaala, Aalto University’s Department of Media Technology and Crucible Studio. Great Conspiracy is a new breed of audiovisual performance best described by the term multimedia opera. The work combines opera singing and electroacoustic music with surround sound and research in motion detection technologies, adaptive stage design and associative narrative. The storyline moves simultaneously along multiple time axes, posing tough questions about who really benefits from conspiracy theories and how governments can actively exploit them to control their citizens in an atmosphere of fear. Performances in Korjaamo Culture Factory: 4.5.2011, 5.5.2011, 9.5.2011, 10.5.2011 Credits Composed by Eeppi Ursin / Visa Oscar Libretto: Arto Koskinen Director: Janne Lehmusvuo Costume design: Tyra Therman Sound design: Santtu Sipilä Choreography: Thomas Freundlich tenor Petri Bäckström mezzosoprano Essi Luttinen soprano Laura Heinonen baritone Vikke Häkkinen dancer Thomas Freundlich Production research has been done together with Aalto University Departments of Media (Crucible Studio: Jaakko Pesonen, Teemu Korpilahti, Mika ‘Lumi’ Tuomola) and Media Technology (Roberto Pugliese, Tuukka Takala, Tapio Takala), funded by Aalto Media Factory. The performance includes video inserts produced by the Crucible Studio.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2011
MoE publication typeF2 Public partial realisation of a work of art

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