Pure Research number one was led by Martin Julien at The Theatre Centre in Toronto on April 28th, 29th, May 1st, 12th, 13th, and 14th, 2003.
Topic of research and goals: the influence of live vocal musical sound on the uses and meaning of narrative within a theatrical context.
General inquiries: What might be called “the semiotics of music”?; What exactly does music communicate?; What function can it fulfill with regards to narrative or character meaning in a theatrical (storytelling) setting?
Lead researcher: Martin Julien.
Participating artists: Alex Fallis and Imali Perrera.
Nightswimming: Brian Quirt and Naomi Campbell.