The End Of The World is a multimedia performance featuring Ukrainian pianist Lubomyr Melnyk, Canadian cellist Julia Kent and SPIME.IM collective from Turin.
The project is named after Melnyk’s eponymous 2018 piano composition, giving form to a more complete, monumental and collaborative work, in which each section is able to depart from the principal concept in multiple acoustic directions.
Following a long period of solo composition, Melnyk combined his characteristic natural sound elements with electric and acoustic arrangements by Julia Kent and digital timbres from SPIME.IM collective, integrated with virtual interactions.
The result is a major-length piece with exquisite melodies and dramatic chaos mised into a musical story, describing the eminent death of the World from misguided governments and industries, and ends with our hope for survival. It is passionate music, created with love and care.
The End Of The World is an impactful immersive experience thanks also to wearable controllers, custom glove-synthesizers developed by Remidi and used by SPIME.IM to create audiovisual interaction between sound and images, of which the latter are based on parameters and datasets deriving from current climatic changes and environmental events.