Festival Chorus celebrated with Harmonium Project

Art will meet technology this evening with Edinburgh International Festival's Harmonium Project, part of celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the Edinburgh Festival Chorus.

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Promising a visually stunning and musically spellbinding experience, the Festival and Chorus will host a free, unique exhibition of art and science at Edinburgh's iconic Usher Hall.

The Harmonium Project combines John Adams’ choral work Harmonium with a series of animations projected onto the exterior of the Usher Hall from 10.30pm.

Working with the University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Design Informatics, the project will examine the effects singing has on both the performer and the listener, using the data to generate the lighting effects on the Hall.

The project also celebrates Edinburgh’s relationship with architecture, learning, music and its role in developing technology in the city.

The soundtrack to the evening will be delivered by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the Edinburgh Festival Chorus, conducted by Peter Oundjian, with the animations delivered by 59 Productions.

The Harmonium Project is a celebration of the 2015 Edinburgh International Festival and the 50th anniversary of the Edinburgh Festival Chorus. For more information on how the data was retrieved please visit www.eif.com.

Image: Harmonium Project rehearsal (credit Eoin Carey)

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