Part of Eve will allow you to create your own musical and visual experience within the framework of Peter Gabriel's songs and the imagery of the fine artists . There are three separate Interactive Music Experiences (IMXs), one each for 'Come Talk To Me', 'Shaking The Tree', and 'In Your Eyes'.
You can choose different background loops and mix in music samples. Each loop and sample has its own visual representation - as you uncover these during your journey through Eve, they become available to you to play within the IMX. You can save, reload and overdub your own mixes, and watch this space for information on sharing them with other Eve players.
The loops and samples are all taken from music created by Peter Gabriel during the process of composing the original tracks.
Come Talk To Me
- Peter Gabriel
I had recorded the rhythms and groove of 'Come Talk To Me' with Doudou N'Diaye Rose, a Senegalese drummer, in 1980. Years later, when my marriage was breaking up, I started playing around with that rhythm again and picked up on its plaintive quality. It became the bones of 'Come Talk To Me'. At that time my eldest daughter was able to express her hostility over the situation because she'd just gone through puberty, but it was taking my youngest longer to get her anger out. There was a big communication block between us.
Shaking The Tree
'Shaking The Tree' was co-written with Youssou N'Dour as a critique of predominantly male society and in praise of women's evolving confidence and place. It's about the problems we encounter and the actions we can take to overcome the pain of a relationship breaking up. A terrible sense of failure often accompanies the distress we feel when things go wrong, but it needn't be seen in that light. By viewing separation in a context of growth and change, it can become something entirely different.
In Your Eyes
- Peter Gabriel
... going deep into someone's eyes can actually be a more penetrative experience than sex. The eyes are the doorways to the soul for us and the communication you get when you really look is real and powerful. When you are trying to work through issues with your mate, focusing on their eyes connects you very profoundly. It's an ability particular to humans - most animals can't do it. I always think we know so much more about each other than is ever evident through conversation.