Guildhall Live Events will be hosting brand-new, immersive performance experience, Sensory Symphony, at The Space | 3FA on 17-20 March. Free to occupiers, step into a world that will combine cutting-edge digital technology and musical performance controlled by your mind and body.
Exploring themes of mindfulness, consciousness, imagination and playfulness, the experience offers participants the opportunity to relax and enjoy an elegant visual display produced by their own physical responses.
A solo harpist will play a classical repertoire which gradually evolves into improvisation in the centre of a bespoke sculptural 3D environment, inspired by Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus.
Wearing a sensory headset, which supplies live data generated by the wearer’s responses, the audience will 'control' how the 3D projection is generated and presented by their own physical responses to the music, in turn informing the musician’s performance.
The biometric sensors in the headsets will measure the individual's brainwaves, heart-rate and temperature, which is then used to generate real-time video projection mapping and spatial lighting sequences that illuminate the performance space.
Throughout the performance, projected imagery and sound effects will surround and encase the audience within a digital world of landscapes, environments and habitats to heighten the overall experience.
The project aims to explore readily available mindfulness technology in an artistic context, producing new artwork that promotes creativity and wellness. The combination of technology – real-time graphics, projection mapping and Brain Computer Interface (BCI) – with music will be a first for the UK.
At a time when we are increasingly distracted by the material world and ever-evolving digital landscape, this experience is a chance for people to reconnect with their inner sense of self and their connection to others.
The Sessions: Sensory Symphony by Guildhall Live Events
Tuesday 17-Friday 20 March | 12-2pm (20-minute slot) | BOOK HERE
Book a headset online to secure your place and find out how your physical responses to the music control the 3D projections. Alternatively you can book ‘free admission’ to experience this immersive musical performance and lighting display. Walk-ins are accepted but please book to avoid disappointment.
Please note, this experience is only available to those who work at Broadgate.
An evening of Sensory Symphony by Guildhall Live Events
Wednesday 18 March | 6-8pm | BOOK HERE
Guildhall Live Events will be hosting an evening to showcase Sensory Symphony, accompanied by a series of talks with the artists and technologists who created the project. The talks and demonstration offer a chance to discuss the processes involved with this unique technical art installation and to view and experience the technology at its centre. Refreshments and nibbles will be provided; book to avoid disappointment.
About Guildhall Live Events
Guildhall Live Events is an innovative new department of Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Specialising in creating immersive and interactive digital experiences, it has been set up to act as a conduit between the professional artistic, creative and entertainment industries and the world-class educational practices of Guildhall School.
Photo by Spencer Imbrock
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