EXILE is the world’s first Opera for the iPad. An interactive music video, EXILE combines the exquisite drama of Helen Gifford’s chamber opera with the extraordinarily textured and layered generative visuals of cult digital artists Champagne Valentine (Amsterdam).
Aphids announces EXILE will go LIVE and will be made FREE for Download via the App Store 6pm on December 10th, with previews on Federation Square Screens. The Fed Square wireless network will provide easy links all summer to this pixelbending interactive EXILE iPad App.
The sophisticated technical and visionary expertise of Champagne Valentine enables a playful generative art experience, allowing the user to navigate the psychological state of high priestess Iphigenia, drawing voodoo motifs of blood and bones, serenaded by the haunting operatic reflections on Iphigenia’s gruesome history conducting human sacrifices.
EXILE is a major Victorian and international collaborative production for 2010, and is the ultimate and dramatic combination of advanced digital media, new mobile technologies and contemporary music.
EXILE for the iPad is a co-production of Aphids and Chamber Made Opera. It was recorded in co-production with Speak Percussion for a live studio audience at the Iwaki Auditorium with ABC Classic FM, with Iphigenia played by renowned soprano Deborah Kayser.
AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD via the App Store:
6pm, Friday 10th December, 2010
For further details on the EXILE iPad App visit: http://www.aphids.net/projects/EXILE
(forwarded from Thea Baumann)