"Dream Machine" consists of two parts: In a telephone booth outside the theater, Visitors are invited to record their dreams, fears, and longings as audio messages. Enriched by texts by the author Matin Soofipour Omam and with voices from all over the world, three musicians and an actress develop a polyphonic composition from the collected material in the subsequent concert performance, which leads across the unconscious.
On the forecourt of the theater there is a telephone booth that is not a telephone booth at all. It is a Dream Machine, which invites the audience
to leave personal dream memories, wishes and desires as voice messages, in any language of this world. These messages become part of an ever-growing archive of voices that is later transmuted into music.
We all have dreams - during the day and at night. Dreams in which we
can fly, a child is lost or a snake dies. Do dreams find us or do we invent them? And how does our dream world change, when a crisis hits and reality is turned upside down? With voices of visitors of from the phone booth and voice messages from young people all over the world, whose dreams reached us during the pandemic, three musicians and an actress design a musical experimental field. Based on texts by Matin Soofipour Omam, they travel across the unconscious and search for new forms of contactless connection: How does a musical communal experience succeed when bodies must remain at a distance? In a polyphonic and kaleidoscope-like composition, the boundaries between dream and reality, between song and spoken word, electro and jazz are dissolved.
»Dream Machine is a great composition of light, music and words and gives deep insights into our dream worlds. Their versatility and oddity is expressed in Dream Machine in an impressive way and makes you want to remember your next dream after waking up. Here we go, good night!«
(Nicola Maas, Festival Editor Theater der Welt)