《美麗的殘酷》 導演 郭文泰 的話
I first heard Blaire Ko’s music at the opening for an exhibition of new works
by Joyce Ho and Agi Chen at Gallery. The gallery was filled
with the normal hustle and bustle of an opening when four young musicians
dressed in black entered with their instruments. They spaced themselves
evenly throughout the gallery, surrounding the crowd of curious spectators.
And then they started playing… Over the course of the next twenty minutes,
I was transported from the confines of the small, white-walled space to a
surreal world of fluid faces and falling bodies. During the short performance, I
wrote a series of scenes that would become the central core of the new show
I was developing, “Beautiful Cruelty.”
I immediately asked Blaire if he would be interested in creating a full-length
musical score for the show. His response was an immediate and enthusiastic
yes, the kind of yes that makes you believe that you can scale a tall mountain
or fly an airplane (even if you previously had doubts).
And now, three months later, as I listen to the final score and make finishing
touches to the set and script, I am overwhelmed by a sense of gratitude and
Blaire’s music is a vehicle into one’s subconscious, a doorway into oneself.
And as his composition shifts from desolate longing to playful desire, I find
myself creating images from recesses of my mind that I had long forgotten or
never explored. His music is both the bones and meat of “Beautiful Cruetly.”
Blaire has created a musical text that stands with the classic dramatic texts
of our generation, and I encourage other directors to use this score as the
starting point for their own creative journeys.
《美麗的殘酷》 5/4~5/6 於國家戲劇院實驗劇場演出 配樂專輯 《四週》 5/1 發行