Sci-Fi Techno Opera TEK MATER

by MONSTERFRAU & Crystal Distortion

#singularity - #digitisation - #multiverse - #data storage - #digital cloud

TEK MATER is a SciFi techno-opera set in our immediate future, based on the lifelong ambitions of scientist Ray Kurzweil and the embrace of the „Singularity“ principle.

The two main players, MONSTERFRAU and Crystal Distortion, enact featured scenarios from the story TEK MATER about the corporation involved in making the possibility to live mind, body and soul in a digitalized reality situated in the global computing cloud and multiverse.

Set to a fully immersive visual and light show, the music is uncultured yet elegant, brash yet subtle, frantic yet entrancing, and unlike anything of its kind today.

Uploading oneself completely to a digital cloud. And, if needed, printing oneself an entirely new body using a 3-D printer. In TEK MATER, MONSTERFRAU & CRYSTAL DISTORTION give life to the visions of Ray Kurzweil and other transhumanists. The SoulScan enables eternal life in Cloud9.

TEK MATER is a musical and narrative tour de force. The unruly storyline that recklessly switches back and forth at a dizzying pace between serious science fiction and subversive racket, epic blockbusters and B movies.


The performance artist Lena Wicke-Aengenheyster aka MONSTERFRAU and the techno-musician Simon Carter aka Crystal Distortion are the authors and operators of this blockbuster:

MONSTERFRAU & CRYSTAL DISTORTION press buttons, develop music effects using motion sensors and incorporate multiple characters.

The visual artist Thomas Aubin alias tomagnetik associates snapshots à la facebook and instagram and transforms them into bits and bytes.

photos: Mitja Kobal

TEK MATER Season 1 - The Story

Uploading oneself completely to a digital cloud. And, if needed, printing oneself an entirely new body using a 3-D printer.

In TEK MATER, MONSTERFRAU & CRYSTAL DISTORTION give life to the visions of Ray Kurzweil and other transhumanists. The SoulScan enables eternal life in Cloud9.

Professor Enderfeier, one of the most visionary scientists of our time has been working for decades on creating the SoulScan that will make eternal life and travel through the digital Multiverse possible. In his research, together with hackers from the firm Cloud9 and Wade Carver in particular, the Professor has come to a dead end. In the sole company of his bodyguard Fijo Roca, the Professor lives withdrawn and spends all of his time in an oxygen tent that he hopes will slow down his own aging process. One day, when a 3-D printer brings to life a young version of Professor Enderfeier, things start to get moving.

The prospect of eternal life in the digital cloud of the Multiverse kindles desires. Especially for Herman Slade who has his fingers in all the pies as a Cloud9 investor, a consultant and influencer of people in power, a schemer and speculator, a driving force behind global capitalism, and lover of notoriously young girls.

Not to forget the President and his uncontrollable, rioting teenage daughter.

Surrounding the main protagonists are the usual suspects: religious fundamentalists, overenthusiastic television presenters, an ambitious PR girl, Chinese slave laborers, crazy punks, hoards of reactionary rednecks and party hedonists. The Illuminati have a hand in things too.

The pace of the story quickens as the plot thickens. The moment the computer program materializes as a younger version of the Professor, thus providing proof that the SoulScan Project can indeed become a reality, each and every possible production and marketing machine is up and running.

Through the media hype and mass euphoria, society finds itself in the throes of a digital rush. Millions upload themselves onto the cloud. The Illuminati rub their hands together as humanity decimates itself, leaving behind a world the Illuminati can shape at will. The agents of change make use of money, power and fame-along with humanity itself as a testing field-in their creation of a new world.

photos: Mitja Kobal

Musictheatre premiered on Nov 17th 2017, 10pm, Grelle Forelle Vienna. A coproduction by STAATSAFFAIRE & brut-Wien, kindly supported by the MA7-Theatre, Dance, Performance Departement of the City of Vienna.