The Metamorphosis pieces are intricately related to one another; the music combined with the visual interpretation of the performance 'metamorphose' in a number of fashions and on a number of different levels. Between the first and the fifth, a bridge is made between the extreme formalization of movement inherent in (for example) certain forms of Asian dance and its opposing pole, an exaggerated extroversion (parodying western romanticism) that passes through various levels of development. An important recurring metaphor is the recurring symbol of clocks turning at different speeds to demonstrate firstly particular points of musical development but mainly to show how music can influence the way we experience temporality. Other points of development along the journey include the gradual ageing of the performer (hair colour and make-up), and the exhaustion which corresponds to having done really hard work. It is also a highly personal comment on the way I feel about myself and my relationship with reality, but that's a more complex matter. Metamorphosis Two steps between the extreme refinement of the opening work and the exaggerated enthusiasm of the two still to come before the downbeat conclusion. The delicate motions of the performer become more rather than less decorated, but a certain romantic passion can be detected in the motions of the performer.
Keyconcepts: Contemporary, Fusion, Asian, Piano, Dance, Experimental, Joy, Music-Theatre, Camp
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THE CORRUPTED ENDEAVOUR FILMS
SONGS OF INCANTATION SERIES
ZACHAR GOES PUBLIC
THE PAINSTAKING CYCLE
ZACHAR PLAYS GLASS
ZACHAR PLAYS PIANO