“I’m telling you I miss someone I’ve never met” proclaims Aaron Collier, creator and star of HEIST’s new multimedia storytelling show Frequencies. The innovative solo show is a mixed reality performance viewed through the eyes of a second actor wearing a VR headset with a special camera attached. While exploring his connection to his family in what could best be described as one part live techno concert and one part autobiographical confessional, the audience sees Collier and his keyboards augmented by digital scenography.
Frequencies was written by Aaron Collier (The Princess Show, Princess Rules), longtime Zuppa Theatre collaborator Stewart Legere, and Giller Prize nominated author Francesca Ekwuyasi. It is directed by Ann-Marie Kerr (Daughter, The Secret Life of a Mother), and supported by Arts Nova Scotia, Theatre Nova Scotia, the province of Nova Scotia and The Canada Council For the Arts.
* This is a livestream event being broadcast from The Bus Stop Theatre.
MORE ABOUT FREQUENCIES
“In early 2018 I was writing techno music that was based on the frequencies of nature. I set out to create music that would give me access to new perspectives. I would get curious about some kind of natural phenomenon that occurs in milliseconds or over millennia and then work to manifest it as music. The music I was making ended up being about time and perspective, two things that most of us can agree have changed greatly in our lives,” says Collier. “I wanted to find ways to see the world differently, and I did. I discovered a lot. I discovered the music the earth plays over millions of years, I discovered the harmonious relationships of the planetary orbits in our solar systems, and I discovered how a bee might experience time. What I didn’t expect to discover was an unanswered question I’ve had since childhood, and a desire to finally seek the answer.”