The Encounter – Online
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Award-winning production online for one week – unique binaural sound production
Following the 2016/17 success of Complicité’s multi award-winning THE ENCOUNTER, including a 2 week limited engagement at the Curran, the production is exclusively online again for one week during the Covid19 lockdown.
THE ENCOUNTER online is supported by The Space, is free to watch and will be available until May 22 at 2pm PT.
** AUDIENCES WILL NEED TO WEAR HEADPHONES TO EXPERIENCE THE SHOW’S EXTRAORDINARY BINAURAL SOUND DESIGN (3D AUDIO). ANY HEADPHONES YOU HAVE WILL WORK, BUT PLAYING THE FILM OUT OF SPEAKERS WILL NOT GIVE THE SAME EFFECT. **
Inspired by the book Amazon Beaming by Petru Popescu, THE ENCOUNTER follows National Geographic photographer Loren McIntyre as he finds himself lost in a remote area of Brazil in 1969, which leads to a startling encounter that is to change his life.
Threading scenes of his own life with details of McIntyre’s journey, Simon McBurney incorporates objects and sound effects into this solo performance to evoke the depths of the Amazon rainforest. His storytelling is served by the enveloping presence of binaural technology.
The show’s ground-breaking sound design, by multi Olivier Award Winner Gareth Fry (HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD), is transmitted to the audience through headphones and plugs into the power of the imagination, questioning our perceptions of time and our own consciousness.
Wearing headphones to watch the broadcast brings this immersive experience into people’s homes in a unique way.
Additional time info:
On-demand until May 22, 2:00 pm