The Light Orchestra

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  • The Light Orchestra
    Interactive installation
    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.