"Dream Cargoes" sees musicians Keith Fullerton Whitman and Roly Porter work with video artists Lucy Benson and Marcel Weber (MFO). Developed by Benson and Weber and inspired by a J.G.Ballard story, "Dream Cargoes"
explores the predicament of the last man on Earth, who in the toxicity of waste encounters new life forms flourishing. Visually the story is told through this protagonists eyes, immersing us in an increasingly psychedelic landscape comprising original cinematic footage with analogue and algorithmic mutations. The score is performed by Porter, working with a string quartet from Sinfonietta Cracovia, and Fullerton Whitman, operating modular synthesizers. The fully acoustic beginning suffers under increasing interference from the electronic side, eventually finding a new synergy with the chaotic, generative energy of the modular evolutions. “Dream Cargos” is co-commissioned by Werkleitz and Unsound.
DREAM CARGOES CREDITS:
Concept & Visuals by Marcel Weber (MFO) and Lucy Benson
Music by Roly Porter and Keith Fullerton Whitman feat. Sinfonietta Cracovia string quartet
Co-Commissioned by Werkleitz and Unsound