Refik Anadol sent us this video of his latest multimedia project—Visions of America: Amériques—done in collaboration with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. The awesomeness here is that conductor Esa-pekka Salonen is driving both the orchestra and the entire 3D projection with his hand movements:
'The Los Angeles Philharmonic's multimedia presentation of Edgard Varèse's Amériques launched the new in/SIGHT series at Walt Disney Concert Hall. The presentation of Amériques was led by conductor laureate Esa-pekka Salonen and accompanied by Refik Anadol's site-specific architectural video installation, which was developed to illuminate and enhance the Varèse's composition and to activate the architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall. The dynamic visual program created by Anadol uses custom-built algorithmic sound analysis to listen and respond to the music in real time, using architecture as a canvas and light as a material. Additionally, the movements of Salonen, as he conducts, will be captured by next generation Microsoft Kinect hardware and 3-D depth camera analysis to inform the visuals displayed. The result was a powerful and immersive experience for the audience that engaged their visual and auditory senses.'
I wish I were there because it looks like quite an amazing sensory overload.
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