Visions of America: Amériques / Video Artist Cut
Visions of America: Amériques
Led by conductor laureate Esa-pekka Salonen, performed by Los Angeles Philharmonic.
'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.'
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Video Artist: Refik Anadol
Artistic Management: Dave Hunt
Executive Producer: Efsun Erkilic
Senior Generative Designers: Sebastian Neitsch & Woeishi Lean
Senior 3D Designer: Raman K. Mustafa
Senior Animator: Simon Russell
Junior Animators: Bahadir Dagdelen, Michael Hsiu, Kian Khiaban, Toby Heinemann, Laurence Menor.
Research Assistant: Jarad Solomon
Video Documentation: Walter Diaz