OCTavo – Sonoscopia

11 February 2018 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival

VENUE: Crystal Palace

An immersive performance of live art and contemporary orchestral music.

Sonoscopia is an immersive journey of sight and sound, from a single musical note and point of light to a mesmerising cacophony. Artist Paul Bradley and composer Jeremy Mayall invite you to see and hear something you’ve never experienced before. A contemporary orchestral composition with live art, previous audience members described Sonoscopia as ‘like another world’, ‘unique’ and ‘spellbinding’. First created for Orchestras Central’s “Sensing Music”, Sonoscopia showcases prominent Waikato musicians from the Orchestras Central ensemble, OCTavo.

In their acclaimed collaborations, Bradley and Mayall explore the tension and play between our senses. Drawings and handmade visuals are projected onto a wrap-around environment. Familiar orchestral instruments combine new sounds with electronic music. This will be an enchanting encounter for people seeking innovative creative expression, as well as for experienced orchestra-goers. Join us after dark at the Crystal Palace for a captivating journey through tone and light.