Written by Blake Brooker and David Rhymer
A hallucinogenic chronicle of the American Beat movement. Through a series of tightly choreographed songs, Dream Machine explores aspects of the lives and aesthetics of seminal Beat figures Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs and Brion Gysin.
At the centre of the 1950s Beat circle, Burroughs and Gysin worked tirelessly to build the enigmatic Dream Machine, a device that used flickering light to alter brain waves and plunge the user into a waking dream state, free from the influences of advertising and mass culture. An exploration of their iconoclastic aesthetic and context forms the basis of this unconventional musical inspired by this group of notoriously wild outsiders, whose spiritual and artistic quest changed popular culture forever!