SPECTRE & DREAM
For some music can evoke the imagination in a way other arts cannot, bringing to life fanciful stories filled with wonder and excitement.
But not everyone shares in this capacity to dream — or perhaps they don’t realize that if they take a moment to close their eyes and let the sound wash over them they can be transported to places that only exist within them.
Detroit Sessions and Library Street Collective brought that kind of magic from within to a place where it could be a shared experience, during an immersive evening titled SPECTRE. Classical artists Ivan Moshchuk and Roberto González-Monjas performed while time-based projections by Jason Revok encapsulated the room.
A second performance by Tunde Olaniran, pianist Kaleb Waterman, and choir (Talicia Campbell, Adrian Davis, Tiffany Marshall, Jamiliah Minter, Gully G. Que, Tamara Wallace, Jennifer Cole, Paris Mason, Tekhoyia Kirkland and Dequindre Williams) offered a charge of energy to close out the evening at the Library Street art space.
SPECTRE was an invite-only experience. However the artists performed a second time for a performance entitled DREAM, nearby at the Detroit Institute of Arts. This performance was open to the public – and brought with it the same time based projections from Jason REVOK, and performance led by Ivan Moshchuk.
What We Did
Concept; Technology; Design
Connecting a new generation with the classical arts by infusing art, space, & technology.
Our team worked to coordinate a 3D scan of the church, provided the technical prep of the scan files. We then helped animate the graffiti artists work, unwrapping the model and wrapping it back into the architecture. We brought 8 large format projectors and tied them together to create one blended canvas.
Of course, with this being a classical musical performance we also brought in an audio rig that helped make the music resonate throughout the space. A little uplight tied to the content helped fill the areas that weren’t covered by projection.
Detroit Sessions filmed the experience, along with capturing interviews with the artists. Much of this content made its way into an award winning short film directed by Ivan Moshchuk entitled The Last Leaf.