Ma mère l’Oye w/ LA Philharmonics & Bruckner Orchester (2017)
credit: Ars Electronica
In 2015 Gerfried Stocker, artistic director of the Ars Electronica, together with the Ars Electronica Futurelab created an audio-reactive visualization for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra’s performance of Maurice Ravel’s Ma mère l’Oye. Conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen, it was premiered as the opening to the City of Light Festival at the Disney Hall in Los Angeles. The result was a multimedia spectacle with one-of-a-kind utilization of the Disney Hall’s space and unique architecture, seven distributed projection displays providing individual experience to audience, depending on point of view. During the piece’s interludes, seven musicians were live-captured via color and depth sensing cameras and transformed to dream-like, hallucinatory embodiments, in consonance with the auditory atmosphere. The piece was since been at display at the Ars Electronica Festival 2016, and – in modified arrangement – at several venues, including the Abu Dhabi Music Festival 2018.
Context: interactive visualization for Maurice Ravel’s suite Ma mère l’Oye, first performed by LA Philharonics at Disney Hall, LA, re-staged by Bruckner Orchester Linz during the Ars Electronica Festival 2016
Contribution: realtime geometric processing, extraction of musicians, background and noise removal, networking, realtime RGBD streaming, development, on-side setup, and operation of tracking ecosystem during performances
Credits: Cori O’lan, Ars Electronica Futurelab, LA Philharmonic Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Bruckner Orchester Linz, Dennis Russell Davies