PK Interview: Alexis Kennedy (Part 2)

Alan Moore x Gorillaz x John Dee

From a Damon Albarn interview with Vulture:

Since it takes Jamie four years to do the art, have you started work on your next project yet?

D.A.: I have. I've moved onto another opera. An opera opera this time. 

The one you're writing with Alan Moore — what can you tell us about it? 

D.A.: It's based on the life of John Dee, who was a very influential force in Elizabethan Europe, especially England. He was responsible for creating the concept of the British Empire. So he affects all our lives in one way or another. He was an alchemist … It's about his life.

Do you know what the music will sound like? 

D.A.: No, not really. This will be the first time I've stopped writing for six months; I've just been reading about Hermetic magic and catalysts and philosophy, which is what all of his stuff is based on — Euclid and Pythagoras and all of that stuff. It's a lot. And it's been brilliant. I've got an idea of how it's going to sound.