“What’s past is prologue.” ~ Shakespeare. The LA Philharmonic with conductor Susanna Mälkki, famed Shakespearean expert and director Barry Edelstein and a cast of over 25 all made for a memorable production of The Tempest last night. And the significance of the quote, “What’s past is prologue,”’ viewed through our current world circumstances was not lost. The past cannot be forgotten. #Shakespeare#WaltDisneyConcertHall#LosAngelesPhilharmonic#TheTempest#LoveTheLAPhil
The Hollywood Bowl is known for its band shell, a distinctive set of concentric arches that graced the site from 1929 through 2003, before being replaced with a larger one beginning in the 2004 season. The shell is set against the backdrop of the Hollywood Hills and the famous Hollywood Sign to the northeast. In the collection of photos, you will see two women performing on a barn door in the first known musical event at the Hollywood Bowl in 1920. According to an article in the San Diego Union newspaper, June 19, 1941, the woman at the piano was Carrie Jacobs Bond, one of the originators of the Theatre Arts Alliance and a resident of nearby Hollywood Heights. She was assisting in testing the acoustics. The barn door was placed approximately where the band shell was built.
Since then, it has been the home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic every summer. Countless musical acts have played there including, The Beatles, The Doors, The Who, Journey, Genesis, Elton John, The Cure and Motley Crue. Images and history- Public Domain.
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💡 Violet takes us to "WDCH Dreams," a temporary art show presentation in downtown Los Angeles that was REALLY cool. 🌈
Watch the full video! Link in bio😀
This video shows some highlights from the experience and explains how it came about. 🔥
In celebration of the Los Angeles Philharmonic's 100th birthday, the Walt Disney Concert Hall projected an art show by @refikanadol onto the building which was designed by architect @frankgehry. 👌
Gehry himself was excited about this show because he always imagined light projections onto the huge metal surfaces of his building.
The artist created this "data universe" by using millions of data points from the archive of the Philharmonics - videos, audios, pictures - and then he processed them with the help of the Artists and Machine Intelligence programme at @googleartsculture
⌨️ The result is astounding, and as Violet says, "really satisfying and pretty." Enjoy! 😍
And thank you to all the artists and technical people that made this vision happen. You're making the world a more beautiful place : )
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The Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles is the fourth hall of the Los Angeles Music Center, it seats 2,265 people and serves, among other purposes, as the home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestra and the Los Angeles Master Chorale.
The building's exterior was designed with stainless steel given a matte finish. The reflective qualities of the surface were amplified by the concave sections and some residents of the neighboring condominiums suffered glare caused by sunlight that was reflected off these surfaces and concentrated in a manner similar to a parabolic mirror. The resulting heat made some rooms of nearby condominiums unbearably warm and created hot spots on adjacent sidewalks of as much as 60°C. There was also the increased risk of traffic accidents due to blinding sunlight reflected from the polished surfaces. In 2005 these were dulled by lightly sanding the panels to eliminate unwanted glare.
The LA Philharmonic played my sister's Gabriela Ortiz piece Téenek in a concert where they also played with Moby. I was not allowed to take photographs so I did some drawings.
La Filarmónica de Los Ángeles toco la pieza Téenek de mi hermana. Después tocaron con Moby. Como no me dejaban tomar fotos hice unos dibujos.
Stopped by Walt Disney Concert Hall last night to see this amazing public art installation, WDCH Dreams, before it closed. I arrived at 10:30pm and the streets in front of the hall were so busy! I love what’s happening downtown 😍 It’s wonderful to see families, photographers and art enthusiasts converge for this shared live experience. 100 years of cultural archives unfolded all over the building. We were in awe ... sight and sound ... visually stunning and orchestral music surrounded us. Bravo, LA Phil. Another incredibly creative, uniquely Los Angeles, next level experience! 🙌✨😍🎼👏👏👏
WDCH Dreams 🎼🌊✨🎆😮
Created by media artist Refik Anadol to celebrate the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s centennial season, this mesmerizing achievement in projection mapping uses the Walt Disney Concert Hall as a canvas...for a computer’s mind. 🤖
“By taking the LA Phil’s archival data - its memory - and allowing the deep neural networks of machine intelligence to create connections between millions of data points, Anadol has created a radical visualization of and audio accompaniment to the organization’s first century.”
By the numbers:
• 587,763 image files
• 1,880 video files
• 1,483 metadata files
• 17,773 audio files (the equivalent of 40,000 hours of audio from 16,471 performances)