Frequencies Live at FOLDA 2021

Frequencies Live at FOLDA 2021

Heist is so pleased to have the opportunity to live stream our show Frequencies as part of the Festival Of Live Digital Art (FOLDA) 2021 programme! With support from Mermaid Theatre, Heist will perform the show live for one-night-only on Saturday, June 12 at 8pm AST (7pm EST / 5pm MST / 4 PST) from the Mermaid Imperial Performing Arts Centre in Windsor, Nova Scotia. 

Tickets are on sale now and are available here.

“I’m telling you I miss someone I’ve never met” proclaims Aaron Collier, star of Heist’s innovative storytelling show Frequencies. Best described as one part techno concert, one part autobiographical confessional, audiences are swept into a waking dream with Collier and his keyboards, while exploring his deep connection with family.

The 70-minute solo show is a mixed reality performance delivered by Collier directly to scene partner Sylvia Bell, who is wearing a VR headset with a camera mounted on the front. The audience experiences the show through Bell’s eyes – an intimate connection with Collier and his music augmented with magical digital scenography.

“In early 2018 I was writing techno music that was based on the frequencies of nature. I set out to create music that would give me access to new perspectives. I would get curious about some kind of natural phenomenon that occurs in milliseconds or over millennia and then work to manifest it as music. The music I was making ended up being about time and perspective, two things that most of us can agree have changed greatly in our lives,” says Collier. “I wanted to find ways to see the world differently, and I did. I discovered a lot. I discovered the music the earth plays over millions of years, I discovered the harmonious relationships of the planetary orbits in our solar systems, and I discovered how a bee might experience time. What I didn’t expect to discover was an unanswered question I’ve had since childhood, and a desire to finally seek the answer.”

This performance is made possible with the generous support of Mermaid Theatre.

Frequencies is supported by Arts Nova Scotia, Theatre Nova Scotia, the province of Nova Scotia, and the Canada Council for the Arts. 


Writers: Aaron Collier with Stewart Legere and Francesca Ekwuyasi

Director: Ann-Marie Kerr

Starring: Aaron Collier

Performer / VR Driver: Sylvia Bell

Dramaturg: Richie Wilcox

Costume Designer: Emlyn Murray

Composer and Sound Designer: Aaron Collier

Software Designer: Aaron Collier

Digital Designers: Matthew Downey and MacKenzie Cornfield

Technical Assistant: Alex Sinclair

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