1. Somewhere in a not too-too-distant future all technology is owned by a large multinational conglomerate known as the Channel. Citizen-users are subject to a ceaseless flow of media streams pushing products which promise enhanced personalisation and yet only aid corporate surveillance control.

    Brian Ferneyhough, a mildly successful in-house Composer, discovers that a series of counterfeit ads are appearing under his name. Concerned that his reputation lies in the balance, he appeals to The Channel to investigate. Yet as events unfold he finds himself caught in a web of recursive confusion, subjecting him to a kaleidoscopic series of identity crises.

    Updating opera buffa for the digital media age, Brainer presents a world of playful complexity, in which identities dance in a state of continual flux. Combining spoken word with sound and video projection, this multimedia adventure represents the group’s most ambitious project to date.

    Premiered as part of Borealis Festival, March 2013 and coming to the UK during 2014.

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  2. This is It? That is it – that is this that it is (it is!)

    Brainer at the Rag Factory, 2012

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  3. # Hammer, Spanner, Wrench, Nail, Screw # (DC al infinité). Brainer at the Rag Factory, 2012

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  4. Not at all cheep, and not for the easily offended. Brainer at Borealis Festival 2012, Bergen

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  5. Not at all cheep, and not for the easily offended. Brainer at Borealis Festival 2012, Bergen

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