Noqturnl is an audiovisual meditation exploring collective dreamstate. The audience is invited to spend the night in the 4DSOUND system. A group of listeners are immersed in a spatial experience while they flit around the threshold between waking state and dream. Slow, pulsedriven musical constructs, vast landscapes of sound and visual patterns develop over hours as the listeners drifts in and out of sleep, blurring the boundaries between dream environment and physical space: in doing so, allowing conscious access to the vivid, intuitive imagery and sensation within the borders of dream experience.
Noqturnl is developed by John Connell, in collaboration with visual artist Florence To and composer Paul Oomen. The concept is strongly rooted in Connell’s experience in meditation practice using sound to explore conscious and unconscious states. The concept has evolved throughout 2014 in a number of sessions on the 4DSOUND system – with small groups of invited audience participating in the experience. More information on where and when to follow early 2015.