Michel Montecrossa's Overground Musical
'Living The Experience'
'Living The Experience' is Cyberrocker Michel Montecrossa's fascinating 21st Century Overground Musical.
It is the stunning Free Cinema expression of Non-Conformity, Creative Abundance and Joy.
'Living The Experience' is the musical story of the triumph of Love and Beauty over dehumanizing massimprisonment in illusions and unconsiousness.
Mirakali, Michel Montecrossa, many Souls at Cannes, Peking, Munich and Mirapuri
Mirachandra, Fred Holt, Alma Arkansas, Rita Mayer, Siegfried Bärenholz, Clint Eastwood, Nina Montana, Padma, one Astronaut, Navaprema, Birds, one Rocket
Michel Montecrossa, Amanda Draupadi, Rosalinde von Falkenstein, Wilhelm Kaiser
Michel Montecrossa based on vedic hymns translated by Sri Aurobindo and words of Mira Alfassa - The Mother from her Entretiens 1956
Editing and Special Effects:
Michel Montecrossa, Johannes Blaubart, Michael Oslow
Michel Montecrossa and the Mira Sound Orchestra
The following songs and instrumentals are presented in the Film:
Weatherman, Crumbling, Wait A Minute, Bygone Times, Better Do Not Remember, So Cold, Great Men, Next Turn, Out Of It, Please, As I'm Rolling Past A Tiny House, We Are Free, Glaubst Du Wirklich, Kommt Wieder Ihr Menschen, Die Ahnung Der Zeiten, Le Chemin Perfait (Instr.), Natural Queen , Meditation (Instr.)
Michel Montecrossa about 'Living The Experience':
"'Living The Experience' is visualized as a 21st century Space-Age-Viking-Style-Saga. It is an Overground Musical, meaning the futuristic way of expressing the same meaning as did the mystic chants of the Heroic Age.
The title-sequence leads into a wide virgin snowfield. The heroes of the movie, the artist and his muse, playfully cross the untouched snow, symbolizing the ancient Utgard, the homeland of the Old Gods or Icegods, the archetypal powers of the Subconscious.
The artist and the muse are coming from the Soulworld or Asgard, moving towards the horizon, symbolizing the ancient Midgard, the Middle Region, where the human beings live.
The entire sequence is the image of the meaning of 'Living The Experience', namely to discover the timeless Threads of Destiny, the Norns, hidden in the depths of the Subconscious, and by the art of life to weave them into a living and everchanging image of time and space which grows into the house for the immortal Soul.
This is the destiny of the artist which he can only fulfill with the help of his muse, the Creatress of dreams and their magic.
The scene is the prevision of the essence and inner centre of the coming unfoldment of the story, an orphic story of Change of Consciousness of which the artist sings in his opening songs 'Weatherman', 'Crumbling' and 'Wait A Minute'.
Now comes the main title scene which represents the entry gate to the human world. This scene is created as a Silent-Movie-Style-Action gradually reversing the audience-situation of watching into a new dimension of being watched, mocked at and photographed by photonic beings from the movie.
Thus the spectator enters the world of 'Living The Experience' together with the artist searching for his muse hidden somewhere in the mysterious net of World-Energies, the Walgrind, of ancient times.
The opening sequence leads to the 'Prologue' showing the muse wondering through a world of imaginations, symbols, illusory appearances and soulless memories in search of the artist who alone can give new life and meaning to these disconnected fragments of Creative Imagination.
As if coming from the other shore of reality she hears the yearning and the anguish of the artist in the song 'Bygone Times'. She follows the sound of the haunting tune through the images of dreams, searching for the portals to reality, to find there the artist.
PART I & II:
The artist is looking for his muse in the many conflicting desires and illusions of the human beings to which they surrender in order to avoid living through their true identity, but he cannot find her in this Endzeit scenarios, the Ragnarök of the ancients, the Apocalypse.
More and more the bizarre francy of this possessive world tries to entangle the artist, but he sticks to his search and turns to nature and her strength to clear his mind.
He tells of his quest through the songs: 'Better Do Not Remember', 'So Cold', 'Great Men', 'Next Turn', 'Out Of It', 'Please'.
Finally the maddening impact of no directions is exhausted when the artist understands that it is only love that can attract the muse and he suddenly is with her for the first time as a naked beauty and sings of this experience in the song 'As I'm Rolling Past A Tiny House'.
He understands the experience to be the Primary Inspiration given by her to see all with the eyes of love and thereby to gain Wisdom, Wide Compassion and Generosity.
As a result he begins to see behind all fleeting frontal appearances the Eternal Presence of Consciousness, Love and Joy. He sees the images of life and the world like letters of a Poem of Revelation, represented in the movie through words from Vedic Hymns superimposed on the flow of scenes.
Throughout this change of perception and understanding the artist reflects the experience in his songs: 'We Are Free', 'Glaubst Du Wirklich? (Do You Really Believe?)', 'Kommt Wieder Ihr Menschen (Come Again All Ye Men)' and 'Die Ahnung Der Zeiten (The Hunch Of Ages)'.
Now comes the reversal of consciousness, the New World following the Ragnarök, where the inner creates the outer, where the apparent is seen from the essential, where the relative exists through the infinite, and it is now that the artist finds the muse.
A transformation takes place, a soul-fusion of artist with muse leading to the borderless embodiment of Love, expressed in 'Living The Experience' through a symphony of scenes and orchestral music and the profound flair of Insight, Harmony and Beauty: a Cosmic Building created by sound and light, the Walhalla of the ancients, the City of God of the future where Soul and Nature, Spirit and Matter are one.
The artist here does not sing with words but with pure sound of the union with his muse. And the secret of this finding is echoed in the chantlike message of the french mystic Mira Alfassa 'Le Chemin Perfait - The Perfect Way', which is also the title of the symphonic parts of 'Living The Experience'.
PART IV & ENDTITLES:
Finally the circle of 'Living The Experience' is completed in the birth of a new child, the revelation of the ever renewed Mystery of Life, which is also the mystery of the muse of which the artist tells with his song 'Natural Queen'.
This song leads into the Timeless Centre of the circle expressed through the endtitle sequence: the Sea of Eternity and its Music which is always perfect by being the Experience of Consciousness and Joy in Love and Beauty."