Hot on the heels of winning an award at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival for his soundtrack for Good Times, Oneohtrix Point Never is back with a new score. This time, however, it’s for the artist’s own multimedia performance, titled MYRIAD.
The “concertscape,” as the mysterious show is labeled, is part of the Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York in spring. Details are elusive, but Oneohtrix—also known as Daniel Lopatin—yesterday dropped a trailer for MYRIAD. And it’s quite unlike the vaporwave, lo-fi aesthetics that he’s known for.
The trailer opens with a mandolin plucking a Renaissance-inspired melody that gradually morphs into a noisy electronic affair. Warped sine waves and digital artifacts then take over, as intricate medieval engravings flash on screen with the phrases: “Age of Ecco,” “Age of Harvest,” “Age of Excess” and “Age of Bondage.”
What does it all mean? We have absolutely no clue. And we’ll have to wait until the performance, scheduled for May 22 to 24 in New York City, to learn more. Until then, watch the trailer for MYRIAD here: