Zafraan Ensemble presents the scenic world premiere of the chamber opera "Hypermusic Prologue – A projective opera in seven planes" by Hèctor Parra und Lisa Randall:
When the extra-dimensional space is undetectable in front of our eyes, can we at least sense it acoustically? Inspired by the bestseller "Warped Passages", Hèctor Parra wrote a chamber opera together with Harvard physicist Lisa Randall. The work deals with hidden universes, the existential urge to research as well as our boundaries of understanding and interdependencies in the so-called real world. With the libretto of "Hypermusic Prologue", Lisa Randall drew on her popular science books, in which she attempts to make the five-dimensional hyper space more accessible to the layperson. The central figure is a scientist, torn between her love for her partner and her passion for theoretical physics. In the course of the opera, she finds herself immersed in the fifth dimension, while her partner remains tied to normal spacetime. Hèctor Parra found a sensual and energetic musical language for this material, enabling the listener to experience the complex hyper reality both emotionally and intellectually through the use of psycho-acoustic effects. Thus, the audience is taken on an oftentimes bizarre and absurd journey, which offers not only points of contact with parallel worlds, but also access to a unique inner experience.