Universe Of Sound

Imagine being transported into a world-class symphony orchestra with more than 100 players. Universe of Sound can convert a large marquee, concert hall foyer, museum or any other large space into an immersive ten-room ‘virtual orchestra’, showing a performance of Holst’s The Planets by the Philharmonia, conducted by Salonen.

Universe of Sound appeared as part of The Virtual Orchestra at the Southbank Centre in September 2016. 


Using giant visual displays, touch screens, unconventional projecting surfaces, movement-based interaction and planetarium-style projections, you can take part as musicians, conductors, arrangers and composers. Universe of Sound has been created by Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Philharmonia Orchestra. The installation also features a new companion piece to The Planets, by composer Joby Talbot, called Worlds, Stars, Systems, Infinity.

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