Concert Works
Polygraphiae
Euridice Remix
The Chronicle Orb

Theatre Works
The Soul of the Rock
The Lost Mansion of Sojourn
Talking to Myself
S p (l) a c e s

Experimental
Solo Piano
Off-Topic Collective
Live Electronic Music
From My Window
Leaving Venice
Modulations
Artifacts
Elevator
Subway

NoiseReductionSociety
The production company of performer and composer
James Hegarty
- Now in our 15th year.

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The Lost Mansion is a narrative multimedia work that explores the relationship between reality and memory and imagination. Two stories are told at the same time. The primary narrative concerns the main character's discovery of the lost mansion through by following a map. The second story relates how his ancestor "won" the map in a long and bizare game played on a remote jungle island.

The work emphasizes the power of imagination and memory to relive treasured events and suggests the intangibility of reality through the vividness of memory and imagination.

The work features a live performer, live music and sound effects performed in surround sound and mixed live, and live projected video. The video consists of a video game-like 3D animation of the scenes projected on a large screen behind the performer. In addition to narrating the story, the live performer "plays" ordinary objects that have been wired with MIDI triggers. The objects generate a variety of percussive and melodic electronic sounds.

The Lost Mansion has been performed in Chicago, New York, and St. Louis and was developed with financial assistance from the Elgin Arts Council.

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