31 Jan 2017

London Symphony Orchestra visualising music

From Upbeat, 1:00 pm on 31 January 2017

The London Symphony Orchestra has come up with a novel way to promote themselves visually for their upcoming season Always Moving and to celebrate its new music director Sir Simon Rattle.

Gone are the traditional images of musicians sitting around playing instruments or of composers. Working with design team The Partners they attached motion capture technology to the charismatic conductor which charted his movement as he worked.

Rattle wore a specially designed suit and baton, with 12 cameras capturing his every movement at 120 frames per second.

His movements were then translated into images which reflect the music.

The result offers a new, dramatic way to look at music  whether it’s by Beethoven, or Debussy or Bartok.