Mother (2017)

What will be the impact of advanced robots on our world? Robots that can think but also feel, tireless unpaid workers but with emotions, mechanical hearts... if we embrace them, what will happen to our society? If we reject them, what will happen to theirs?

Mother, inspired by the Robot short stories of Isaac Asimov, is a short opera (in a single scene) set in the far future and takes a look back in time: to our near future, when artificially intelligent, wondrous machines have become a reality. What happened to them?

Duration

20 minutes

Instrumentation

DANNI - Soprano
MRS CALVIN - Mezzo-soprano
Violoncello
Modular synthesizer (live, or a pre-recorded version is available)