Music Orchard

Instillation | Light work | Design, concept development and fabrication | COMMISSION BY VIVID 2017 TO CREATE A LIGHT WORK 

 
 

‘Music Orchard’ is a poetic work in the form of an installation created through collaboration by art director/designer Tim Jetis, and composer Damian Barbeler.

 
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Sophisticated technologies, hidden inside each globe, allow them to behave as if they are alive and aware of their surroundings…

 
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With this poetic work, you enter a secret garden, which takes the form of an orchard with just one single, special tree. Hanging are a set of spheres like electric fruit. They glow and emit their own unique melody of musical sounds. The set of letterforms add another layer, which create a feeling that these orbs have landed from another world. Sophisticated technologies, hidden inside each globe, allow them to behave as if they are alive and aware of their surroundings.

Left untouched, the work performs a beautiful sound and light display, with colours and musical layers flowing back and forth across the sculpture. However Music Orchard is also interactive; a touch to any individual globe will cause it to animate and perform its very own pre-programed solo music. The different melodies also work together in an ever-changing musical composition.

Sophisticated technologies, hidden inside each globe, allow them to behave as if they are alive and aware of their surroundings.Left untouched, the work performs a beautiful sound and light display, with colours and musical layers flowing back and forth across the sculpture.

Each globe also displays a unique QR code which can be read by a smart phone so visitors can access a copy of a favourite melody from the orchard of sound and light.

In this way the audience members can actually ‘pick’ the sounds of the fruit from Music Orchard and take the music away with them as a sound file – a unique souvenir of the festival experience.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • WORKS PREMIERED AT THE VIVID Sydney 2017

  • PARTICIPATED IN PANEL DISCUSSIONS at VIVID Sydney 2017