|Filharmonia Śląska, Katowice, Poland|
On Friday, January 27th, CAA's celebrated visualisation of Darius Milhaud's ballet, La création du monde was screened in Katowice, Poland, with live accompaniment by the musicians of the Filharmonia Śląska. Milosz Kula was their conductor, and in the grand surroundings of their concert hall, our sixteen minutes-or-so cascade of shape, colour and form illuminated the fascinated faces of a full house.
This is the sixth screening for our animation, which began life as a multi-participant speed paint challenge, in which the students, alumni and staff of Computer Animation Arts were invited to visualise Milhaud's jazz-inspired ballet as a series of abstract digital paintings. CAA alumni Tom Beg and Jordan Buckner then worked with the resulting paintings, translating them into moving image. In common with previous screenings, the experience of watching the animation accompanied by the full bombast and beauty of a live orchestra was magical and transformative. Many thanks to Keith Burden of Clever Projections, who ensures our screenings run smoothly.
La création du monde was screened in Katowice as part of the ONE is more programme: An Orchestra Network for Europe – ONE - is a distinctive network of classical symphony orchestras initiated by Orchestre de Picardie in 2003. Since 2005, it has received support from the European Union under the Culture Programme for 4 cultural projects. Its successive periods of activity have been called ONE, ONE - a new dimension, ONE step further and from June 2011 to 2015 ONE goes places. In 2010, under the title ONE is more, it prepared an application under the Creative Europe programme of the EU. For this bid, the University for the Creative Arts joined the partnership.
|Inside the Filharmonia Śląska concert hall #1|
|Inside the Filharmonia Śląska concert hall #2|
|Inside the Filharmonia Śląska concert hall #3|
|The pianist practices in a quiet moment|
|The instruments await their musicians|
|Preparing for the first rehearsal|
|Milosz Kula conducts at the second rehearsal #1|
|Milosz Kula conducts at the second rehearsal #2|
|Milosz Kula conducts at the second rehearsal #3|
|Milosz Kula conducts at the second rehearsal #4|
|Milosz Kula conducts at the second rehearsal #5|
|Milosz Kula conducts at the second rehearsal #6|
La création du monde / Tom Beg & Jordan Buckner