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Mystikal's 2006 program entitled ""Utopia: The Perfect Society?""

Mystikal's 2006 program entitled ""Utopia: The Perfect Society?""

by Drum Corps International

From a Mystikal press release: The 2006 edition of Mystikal will explore this battle of man vs. machine, and tell the story of the mythical war of 2106, with their production of "Utopia: The Perfect Society?" Using a divergent and clashing style of music to mirror the warring and conflicted visual program, Mystikal will feature music from the movies "Speed" and "The Chronicles of Riddick," along with Aaron Copeland's, "Fanfare for the Common Man," and supporting original themes from John Meehan and Bill Garcia, to tell the tale of a perfect society gone awry by the humans who are determined to make a better life for themselves, and a better society. The year is 2106. Humanity is under the rule of Machines; artificial intelligence that demands that humans conform to a uniform, mechanical way of life. Individuality no longer exists. Humanity is not allowed to act for itself, think for itself, or live for itself. The common whole is the only way to live without regard to self, or free thought. However, humanity is complex, as are the creatures who comprise it. While it might seem easy to squelch individuality, humans have a pressing self-determination; a desire to live their lives according to the dictates of their own conscience.

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