A multimedia cello odyssey for Maya Beiser written by Paola Prestini
Artist Erika Harrsch
Cellist Maya Beiser
Director Michael McQuilken
Projections Designer Brad Peterson
Producer Beth Morrison and VisionIntoArt
An Installation Concerto illustrates the living relationship between music and visual art. By incorporating the labyrinth theme with music, visual art/film, and advanced technology, this interdisciplinary creative team tackles it’s most exciting installation concerto to date.
ROOM NO. 35 is a collaboration with Mexican visual artist Erika Harrsch written and created with the muse Maya Beiser. It takes inspiration from Anais Nin’s House of Incest. Through the cello, enhanced by LED paneling, a direct relationship of the musician and her instrument reveals itself as an intimate exposition to the audience. This duality reveals the labyrinth.
Visually, the work will combine paintings, drawings, photography, three dimensional elements, video animation and the creation of a visual living installation. The music will contain an orchestra of celli in addition to an interactive component specific to the LED cello.