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PROTOTYPE Presents the Digital US Premiere of Valgeir Sigurðsson's Wide Slumber for Lepidopterists

Jan. 01, 2021

From January 10-16, the PROTOTYPE Festival will present the digital US premiere of Valgeir Sigurðsson's Wide Slumber for Lepidopterists. Inspired by A. Rawlings's book of the same name, Wide Slumber for Lepidopterists pairs sleep and dream studies with lepidoptery, the study of butterflies and moths. The PROTOTYPE Festival notes about this unique work:

"Tracking the stages of sleep and pairing them with the life cycle of butterflies and moths, insomnia is mirrored in the birth of the egg and narcolepsy in larval hatching. And when the caterpillar starts its final moult, dreams begin, weaving around us as tightly as a cocoon until we are somnambulant, a chrysalis ready to emerge as a moth.

It’s a story, it’s not a story.
It has elements of story.

Pattern your breath on the sound of moth wings, magnified and frenzied, as you fight for sleep in a suffocating tangle of sheets. This is a poetic fantasia, an erotic nightmare-scape. So we dream the same – do we dream the same? Even when the body falls asleep, the brain’s hearing pathways do not shut down. Even in the hours of deepest slumber, sound can be imprinted on your memory.

Wide Slumber for Lepidopterists is produced by VaVaVoom Theatre and Bedroom Community and was premiered in May 2014, at the 28th edition of Reykjavik Arts Festival."

To learn more about Valgeir Sigurðsson, visit: fabermusic.com.

Valgeir Sigurðsson
Wide Slumber (2014)
a music theatre piece inspired by Wide Slumber for Lepidopterists by a.rawlings
for three singers, chamber ensemble and electronics
viola da gamba, organ/keyboards, percussion, electronics
60-70' 

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