for more information on this performance, see the first clip at vimeo.com/1638335
This section is the sort of thing that is impossible to document, but since it was (in my opinion) the core of the whole piece I thought I should include it in some shape or form. You will find it very murky and dark, very quiet (at least to start with), and there's an ugly great big edit in the middle. It's a very long section, very static to start with, with a very minimal and imperceptible build in the music. It works well on stage, but really doesn't come across well on video. So the edit (you can't miss it) is just to show the beginning, and then how it ends up.
The music at the beginning was actually the biggest challenge for me in this project. Andre wanted to use Elvis singing 'Love Me Tender', but it was just too much. I spent ages on this, and eventually came up with this 'ghost of Elvis' sound. It's deceptively simple - I had to do some very clever (though I say so myself) FFT processing to remove almost all of Elvis's voice whilst still retaining the essence of Elvis, and still being able to hear the words. I've ramped it up a bit for the video, it was actually extremely, extremely quiet in the production.