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Music in the Sky @ UNSW Roundhouse

Posted May 29, 2021, 11:38 a.m. by T

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Music in the Sky

UNSW Roundhouse

Sydney, Australia

May 29, 2021


Immersive audio-visual synaesthetic events have experienced quite an advent on terra australis as we have covered lately e.g. via the Monet & Friends and Van Gogh extravaganzas.

Created by Keith Hong, Music in the Sky takes things to the next level as what results from turning the venue, i.e. the University of NSW’s Roundhouse, into a mesmerizing kaleidoscope of digital projections while sonically bathing the audience in both classic and contemporary compositions courtesy of an accomplished six-piece ensemble, is in essence a film score that has come alive.

At the intersection of light, music and space, one is invited to let go and be guided on an evocative journey from sunset to space through carefully choreographed projections emanated from six 10k projectors, which not only seem to enter a dialogue with the music but enhance each other in a synergising manner that creates something bigger than the mere sum of the individual components.

I like how the visual narrative set the scene yet still were fleeting enough to allow the audience to project their own interpretations on it and thereby making it a highly idiosyncratic and individual experience that creates a deeper, mesmerizing connection.

It would be nice to see that concept elaborated on and experience Music in the Sky incarnate in other venues to suit specific themes.

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