Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra

In November 2014, students and faculty from ACAD’s Media Arts and Digital Technologies program collaborated with CPO to stage one of the most innovative and perhaps even risky events of the 2014 season: Turangalila composed by Olivier Messiaen.

Faculty members, Kurtis Lesick and Craig Fahner were joined by student artists, Kelly-Ann Desouza, Kaylee Novakovski, and Mat Lindenberg augmenting and enhancing the symphony by breaking down the walls surrounding the audience. Video and animated images, computer generated, reactive visualisations, were projection mapped across the architecture of the Jack Singer Concert Hall providing visual cues that explore musical motifs, thematic narrative, and insights into the composer.

Turangalîla is fatal love that fulfills, writes Giller winner Sean Michaels, mascot of early electronic instruments
National Post, December 4, 2014

Calgary Philharmonic teams up with ACAD for display of sound and colour
The Globe and Mail, November 27, 2014

Philharmonic Celebrates With a Touch of Paris
Calgary Herald, November 19, 2014