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  SCATTERED ORCHESTRA
  September 12, 2009. Vitoria (Spain)

 
  Scattered about the streets near the center of the city of Vitoria, members of an orchestra simultaneously played the same music. Pedestrians experienced the music differently depending on which street they walked past, the speed at which they walked, and by which direction they were headed. Strolling through the symphony orchestra, pedestrians were able to experience each instrument independently without failing to perceive the music being played.

The musicians wore tiny radio receivers with earpieces while the music was broadcast over a local radio station. This allowed them to play in sync despite their physical separation. At the same time, the radio program itself encouraged citizens to go out into the streets to experience the performance live.

The orchestra, called the Orquesta Gregorio Solabarrieta, played the suite from Prokofiev's "Romeo y Julieta," Charles Ives' "The Unanswered Question," a selection from Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker," Strauss' pieces "Eljen a Magyar" and "Off to the Hunt!," and Khachaturian's "Sabre Dance."


The Victoria-Gasteiz City Council commissioned the mmmm... group for the Disonancias program. Disonancias is a cultural program aimed at companies, research centres and public entities interested in collaborating with artists in order to promote innovation.

 

 
     
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