Excerpts from "EDEN EDEN EDEN" (2009) by Gascia Ouzounian and Chloe Griffin. Performed at Basso, Berlin from 15-16 April 2009. Featuring: Toni Cavaco, Johnny Chang, Sabine Frick, Olga Hansen, Ciara Hickey, Anton Garbor, Simone Guilbaud, Bruno Schmidt, Daniella Strasfogel, Biliana Voutchkova, Nicholas Wiedman, Sam Wilder, Keith R. Winter.
From the programme notes by Gascia Ouzounian: EDEN EDEN EDEN is an overnight audiovisual performance and memory processing ritual that takes place between midnight and 7 am. It is composed of continuous live sound and film projections. An ensemble of musicians gradually assemble and disassemble a 26-voice chord; the chord is built as a 13-part natural harmonic series that continuously beats in near-unison with itself. A projector shows three superimposed films of original Super-8 film materials by Chloe Griffin. The films are prepared as continuously extending loops, and recorded onto a single video. Aural and visual acts become chaotically resonant through their continual repetition. Members of the audience, who are invited to sleep during the performance, shift between waking and dreaming states. Afterwards, their memories coincide.