Frequencies is the second presentation of our Provocateurs Livestream, and will be streamed in real time!
This piece is a rolling world premiere! Join us as we team up with Prairie Theatre Exchange in Winnipeg and Theatre Outré in Lethbridge to bring you this exquisite and cutting edge new work, produced by Heist, the Halifax company behind "The Princess Show"
Frequencies is co-written by Giller Prize nominee and Canada Reads 2021 finalist Francesca Ekwuyasi.
What you'll experience is a mixed reality performance viewed through the eyes of a second actor wearing a VR headset with a special camera attached. Frequencies is an innovative live-in-real-time event that follows Aaron Collier as he uses live music and virtual reality to explore connections to a brother he never knew through the frequencies of nature.
“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.”
Run time: 75 minutes 20th and 21st of Feb at 4pm (Pacific Time)
Talkback Sunday February 21st.
Director: Ann-Marie Kerr Performers: Aaron Collier and Sylvia Bell Writers: Aaron Collier, Francesca Ekwuyasi, and Stewart Legere
ABOUT HEIST HEIST is a live art company committed to creating and producing innovative, genre-bending and queerly playful performances in Halifax/Kjipuktuk and beyond. HEIST is the brainchild and creative platform for Richie Wilcox (Artistic Director), Aaron Collier (Technical Director), and Sylvia Bell (Managing Director). The company was founded in 2016 and within its short existence the award-winning trio have created and toured numerous works including The Princess Show, New Waterford Boy, FACE, Princess Rules and Nature Vs. Nation. www.liveheist.com
If you're experiencing economic barriers to accessing this experience, please drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org
Now I have a link for Frequencies, do I need a password as well?
No, all you need is the link.
Do I need to buy an app to watch Frequencies?
No. The streaming platform is built into the HEIST website. All you need is an internet browser. We recommend Google Chrome.
What if I’m late?
Just like any live performance, you could miss parts of the show if you join in late. Unfortunately, there is no way to rewind the livestream.
Can I watch Frequencies on my phone?
What is the best way to view this livestream performance?
You can stream the event from your mobile device, tablet, desktop computer or laptop.
What is the best way to listen to this livestream performance?
We recommend using headphones or a good quality external speaker for this performance. These are not necessary though to have adequate sound. The speakers on your device will work.
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Will my camera be on or will I be seen during the performance of Frequencies?
The audience members will not be seen nor will they have the option to have their camera on.
If I refresh my screen for this event, do I have to login again?
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Can I watch the performance multiple times?
Each livestream of Frequencies is coming to you live and is meant to be a unique experience for the people tuned in at that moment. It is an ephemeral online experience for that gathered community.
Is this performance child friendly?
Is the performance actually live or recorded?
The performance will be coming to you completely live.