Roundhouse, University of NSW, Sydney
Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 May 2021
The upcoming kaleidoscopic experience Music in The Sky is set to transform the interior of the Roundhouse and transport audiences into an ethereal realm of sound and light.
"Love, life, dreams and memories are woven together in this intimate conversation with music"" says creator Keith Hong
For Music in The Sky, classically-trained pianist Luke Howard and The Nano Symphony perform as a six-piece ensemble reimagining popular classical works including Debussy's Rêverie, Eric Satie's Gymnopedie No.1 and Gnossienne No.3 together with contemporary compositions in a contemplative neoclassical style that stirs the heart and emotions.
These compositions are enhanced by motion graphics and digital projections to create an immersive musical evening like no other. Beamed through six 10k projectors, Music in The Sky's imagery journeys from sunset into dreaming, through space to sunrise. Imagery, colour and tempo all sync to each musical moment during the intimate 75-minute shows, with twilight and moonlight sessions each evening on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 May 2021.
"The emotive nature of the music is the very heart of this event, something that draws audiences in a non-traditional way. The simplicity and authenticity of piano, strings and clarinet kindle an intimate connection between musicians and audience," explains Hong.
Adding to the theatrics of each performance will be contemporary dancers who will draw on the music and mood; interpreting the shifting sonic landscape that resonates from Luke Howard's piano accompanied by The Nano Symphony.
"This evocative journey is really an invitation for audiences to recover from the year that wasn't, to dream about the future and envisage the possibilities ahead. Through contemporary classical music, we aim to amplify the renewal of hope after such a challenging period. That, along with the choreographed visuals and movement, will make this a truly unique experience," says Hong, who came up with the concept during the COVID lockdown of 2020.
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