The Parksville Murders (2016)
commissioned by Opera on Tap, in collaboration with Samsung VR
FIRST PERFORMANCE AT Samsung VR
The Parksville Murders is the world’s first Virtual Reality Episodic Horror Opera. Two young women (Sarah and Corrine) wake up confused and terrified in a dark, surreal, music-filled world of incongruities and evil intentions, a space where Time seems to have curved in on itself somehow. Grotesque, masked figures slowly gather around the two from the corners of the darkened room, ceremoniously awaiting the women’s fate. As the thundering sonic world escalates and The Watchers descend upon them, one woman fights her way out, only to find that “out” might be yet another illusion in this horrific, virtual universe.
DURATION: 10 MINUTES
SCORING: soprano, mezzo, choir, electronics
The full score for THE PARKSVILLE MURDERS (EPISODE 1)