Shynag, a Digital Opera
Libretto & Media composed by Chrisopher Funkhouser & Sonny Rae Tempest
Co-Directed by Louis Wells & Brian O'Mahoney
February 5th, 2015, 7pm
Bradley Hall Theatre, Rutgers-Newark Campus
Co-teaching an online course at UnderAcademy College, Chris Funkhouser, a professor in Humanities at NJIT, and Sonny Rae Tempest co-authored the libretto Shynag by applying a series of intensive digital processes to a piece of hexadecimal code (derived from a .jpg image)
Shynag, after a year of intensive deliberations with regard to media application in a performing setting, is now a multimedia, "code opera" that transforms (repurposes) the same piece of code to add visual display (scenery) audio component(s) to the work.