ACO VIRTUAL | Art Exhibit | Rydges Port Macquarie

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Imagine standing on stage during a live performance by the Australian Chamber Orchestra. Cutting-edge audio-visual installation ACO VIRTUAL takes you there.
Built using state-of-the-art technology, ACO VIRTUAL features projections of 13 ACO musicians surrounding you on all sides, with the sound of each player coming from the direction of their projection. It’s like standing in the middle of the Orchestra during a concert.
Immerse yourself in performances of music by Bach, Grieg, Smalley and Piazzolla, or take charge via a controller inside the installation. You can choose to spotlight one musician or many; listen to just the violins or just the bass - the possibilities are endless.
•See how fast the musicians’ fingers move;
•Hear the sounds of each instrument whirl around you;
•Follow along with the projected musical score;
•Bring your instrument and play along with the installation;
•Feel the energy of playing with a world-class band;
•Take the helm of the “greatest chamber orchestra on earth” and stand in for Richard Tognetti himself.
31 January - 23 February 2014
Location: Glasshouse Regional Gallery
Entry is free
Public Programs:
3pm everyday: enjoy an uninterrupted 30-minutes virtual session of the ACo Virtual Orchestra, viewing the installation in its ful production.

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