‘The music of grouper creates a feeling that can only be defined as awe, an uncanny mixture of wonder and dread that nobody does better’ Pitchfork
A new FILMusic commission by Opera North, HYPNOSIS DISPLAY is a meditation on contemporary America in sound and image. Portland based musician Grouper (Liz Harris) juxtaposes layers of processed field recording, choral vocal harmony and keyboard in a resonant framework that moves behind and through Paul Clipson’s 16mm film. Clipson’s densely rhythmical images in turn traverse Grouper’s musical language to create startling, revelatory, and critical associations.
Together they invite the audience to participate in a collective mind’s-eye trip through landscapes of American myth making, including: the west coast, the worker, the city and the street.
Commissioned by Opera North Projects in association with Qu Junktions
Supported by the Opera North Future Fund
No future performances are planned for this production.
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