Inventions on Relevance and Propaganda is a musical farce. It consists of two players thrust onstage after an inexplicable accident, and now tasked with making a public announcement. Situated among strange gadgetry (racks of metals, lights, electrified instruments), the two struggle to understand how their message might be effectively communicated, and for what purpose.
Should it be a warning? Something that gives adequate time to prepare? Or perhaps it is more a message about leisure, and how best to enjoy a three-day weekend. After all, this is a concert, and many might be posing similar questions to themselves right now. Regardless, it's clearly a difficult situation for our duo- their actions create sounds, which make larger sounds, which flash lights, and images. If we're lucky they'll make it to the end and we can call it a night.
The textual aspect of the work consists of mimed texts by Futurist artists F.T. Marinetti (poet), Francesco Pratella (composer), and Umberto Boccioni (sculptor). All spoken text is by me (including that by the narrator in the opening video, and additional text collages appearing in parts of the image projection).