First night of a two night run… Qu Junktions is jazzed to present a big project from wild card composer Ergo Phizmiz.
The Third Policeman is an electronic neur-opera based on Flann O’Brien’s perplexing masterpiece. Part thriller, part comedy, part science-fiction, this radical adaptation combines stagecraft, animation, and distinctive, unforgettable music into an astounding composite for the ears and eyes. Expect bicycles, murder, atomic theory, typewriters, infinity, and sweets.
Ergo first locked tusks with Qu at Venn 2008, when he produced Forest, an amazing bespoke installation that saw him take over a scout hut to conjure an enchanted Bavarian woodland made of twigs, cutlery, mechanical birds and constant, ever-evolving sound. Now he’s back with something grander and stranger yet.
The Third Policeman is a truly 21st century artwork, using a wide array of creative methods and approaches in handmade and digital art to bring Ergo’s idiosyncratic take on Flann O’Brien’s already idiosyncratic world to life.
Created in collaboration with a host of artists who can only be described in today’s incessant jargon as “outsiders”, and performed by a cast of non-trained singers and comedians, with visual influences from Eastern European animation and musical references ranging from British dance bands to intricate electronic music, it will be an unforgettable and unique sensory experience.