The Light Orchestra
Daniel Simonini (Italy/Brazil) with Lorenzo Marini (Italy) and Fernando
Gonzalez Sandino (Guatemala)
Light Orchestra is music for the eyes. It associates sounds with a
perceptive domain different from hearing. The highlight of the installation
is an oversized keyboard resembling a futuristic piano with 12 coloured
buttons that control 12 LED sources. The visitor interacts with the
instrument and creates changeable atmospheres by painting a vast, empty
space with a palette of lights, colours and sounds. He is truly at the
center stage, as the director of an imaginary orchestra.
This grand piano whose shape is modelled on a waveform graph casually
recorded, combines colours and sounds according to Goethe¹s colour wheel,
based on 12 colours, and to the circle of fifths, expressing the
relationship between the 12 tones of the chromatic scale.
Light Orchestra took part in the LED Light Festival making his debut in
December 2009 at the Colonne di San Lorenzo, a popular milanese meeting
place. It was voted as the best installation in the schools category and was
awarded the second prize overall.