Multitudes feat. Todd Dahlhoff and Amir Yaghmai
In an unconventional production with limited capacity, Feist invites the audience to reclaim the stage with MULTITUDES an intimate performance of new songs.
Leslie Feist, one of North America's most celebrated musical artists, opens the summer festival with the world premiere of MULTITUDES. Conceived during and in response to a pandemic period when stages had to remain empty and communal joy was interrupted, MULTITUDES offers a joint and safe reclaiming of the stage. Featuring all new music written and performed by Feist, accompanied by Todd Dahlhoff and Amir Yaghmai, the Canadian artist creates an intimate, radically communal and topsy turvy production that muddies the roles between audience and performer, observer and it’s subject. We are welcomed to sit back and watch, or raise our voices in collective anonymity. Anything goes.
Entering into a cavernous room scattered with an inexplicable mess, the ephemera asks us if it’s a series of clues, a scavenger hunt or the rarified air of an auction. Disguising her performance as a near-traditional solo show, Feist sings from a central circle, like story time at the library. Within a cascade of archaic technologies and an earth-worship echoing paganism, we explore themes of communication, grave consequence and chosen optimism; empathy and individualism; death and the reluctance of maturing. The words enter the space to meet the detritus of meaning-making and we’re free to either observe or belong.
Through a macro lens as intimate as pillow talk, we consider the relationship between the subjective and the universal, the Rubik’s cube of any single individual’s life and our multifaceted relationships with each other.
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