Parsons The School Of Design
Summer Intensive Studies 2013
Class Project: Orchestra Underground @ Carnegie Hall
Objective: To create handwritten typography and illustrations to create concert posters.
"ACO's Orchestra Underground initiative stretches the definition of the symphony orchestra through non-traditional instrumentation, technological innovation, and multimedia collaborations. Since its inception, the series has made good on ACO's intentions to go where no symphony orchestra has gone before, focusing on an eclectic mixture of today's composers and artists, attracting new artists and listeners, and playing to sold-out houses. "We programmed 'Tech & Techno' in response to the dramatic changes in the way music is both created and consumed today," says ACO Music Director Steven Sloane. 'With so many people today walking around with iPods and MP3 players -- creating a virtual soundtrack to their daily lives -- there are drastic changes in listeners' expectations and perceptions. Meanwhile composers are adopting new technological tools and blending new musical sources at an astonishing pace. We wanted a program that captures that confluence of these worlds -- in energy and excitement.' "
Materials: Oil pastels, markers, Photoshop