Three Glimpses for vocal trio, electronics and video represents the first collaboration between brothers Adam and Mark Melvin and the Juice vocal trio. A piece that is essentially about perception, fragmentation, evanescence and familiarity, Glimpses explores the interaction of text, live and recorded music and visual image to create a work that is both musical and visual, live and synthetic, theatre and cinema, concert and installation.
Three Glimpses consists of three short pieces (Scarface, Exposure, Hide & Seek) which, when stripped down to their bare bones consist of the same, textual, structural and dramatic thread. By exploring and varying the roles each component part has to play, each piece, in a rather elusive way, plays on the audience’s sense of space, time and expectation. Rather like Auster’s New York Trilogy, the result is the re-telling of the same piece three times, albeit in strikingly different ways.
(text continues on exposure)