(follow that) Dream (home) (1948, 1962, 2010, 2012…)
Brent Lee, Sigi Torinus, Nick Papador
In 2010, Noiseborder Ensemble percussionist Nick Papador and his wife Johanna Frank bought a home in Windsor, Ontario that had been lavishly decorated by the previous owners in a bygone style; before renovating, Nick and Johanna took several photographs of the curtains, fixtures, wallpaper, etc. Brent Lee had been toying with the idea of arranging John Cage’s Dream for the Noiseborder Ensemble to perform, and these images seemed to match the piece in a strange but compelling way. This newest version of the piece adds more elements, specifically a long quotation from the Elvis Presley song Follow That Dream and images of the likewise lavishly decorated Graceland mansion in Memphis, taken on a Noiseborder tour. It’s all good.
Photos by Nick Papador and Johanna Frank.