May 11th, 2018, 7:30pm & 10:30pm, Pioneer Works
May 13th, 2018, 10:40pm, Arcosanti, AZ, FORM Festival

Presented by Red Bull Music Festival 2018 and FORM Festival 2018
Created by Sophia Brous, Ken Farmer, and Dave Harrington
Produced for Red Bull Music Festival and FORM Festival by Raul Zbengheci

A dazzling collision of mesmeric light, color and sound, Red Bull Music Festival New York and Pioneer Works presents the live reimagining of Brion Gysin and William Burroughs’ seminal experiential invention, the dream machine. Described by Gysin as “the world’s first work of art designed to be viewed with eyes closed,” the dream machine brought about vivid hallucinations of brilliant color through the repeat exposure of high-intensity flicker light. In this immersive concert installation, multi-instrumentalist/composer Dave Harrington, musical director and chanteuse Sophia Brous and designers Wild Dogs International come together to create an extended live meditation on the landmark invention, combining high-intensity strobe, immersive lighting and ceiling projection and a live dream soundtrack performed by an exceptional, once-in-a-lifetime gathering of music luminaries. Performers include the legendary Moroccan Sufi trance ensemble The Master Musicians of Jajouka led by Bachir Attar, industrial pioneer Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, British cellist and electronic producer Oliver Coates, harpist Zeena Parkins, drummer Greg Fox, bassist Trevor Dunn and more very special guests to be announced. An unrepeatable event, best experienced lying down with eyes closed.

Images courtesy of Walter Wlodarczyk

Music Directors: Sophia Brous and Ken Farmer
Visual Director: Ken Farmer, Wild Dogs International
Video ArtistsBen Russell, Peter Burr, Makino Takashi
Musicians New York: The Master Musicians of Jajouka – Bachir Attar and Mustapha Attar, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Oliver Coates, Dave Harrington Group, Sophia Brous, Zeena Parkins, Trevor Dunn, Greg Fox, Bill Kouligas (PAN), C Spencer Yeh, Matthias Schack-Arnott
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Musicians FORM: The Master Musicians of Jajouka – Bachir Attar and Mustapha Attar, Dave Harrington Group, Sophia Brous,  Matthias Schack-Arnott, William Shore McIntyre, Samer Ghadry, Lizzi Bougatsos