Refik Anadol, video installation for the Los Angeles Philharmonic's presentation of Edgard Varèse's Amériques, 2014.
The Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin performs the second movement of Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony with projected visuals by Refik Anadol, part of a Center-supported collaboration between the artist and the orchestra.
Inspired by images from nature, Anadol uses machine intelligence to create “digital sculptures” built with millions of data points to produce a visual landscape that unfolds alongside Beethoven’s triumphant piece.
The evening opens with a performance of Fate Now Conquers, a contemporary work by composer Carlos Simon that builds upon Beethoven’s motifs, and concludes with Schubert’s unfinished Symphony No. 8.
The performance will stream in real-time and remain available for ticket-holders to view on demand for 72 hours.
This first collaboration with Refik Anadol anticipates his continued work with The Philadelphia Orchestra on Beethoven: Missa solemnis 2.0, to premiere at a later date.