Die Peri

Peter Sellars and Refik Anadol collaborate on a production of Schumann’s Das Paradies at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. The music takes inspiration from the poem Lalla-Rookh composed in 1843 by Thomas Moore. To interpret the poem, Anadol created “Peri” as a “tear from heaven” sculpted by machine intelligence. It listened and interacted with the LA Phil and LA Master Chorale throughout the performance, conversing through changes in form and color in reaction to scenes.

 

Refik Anadol (center) with Peter Sellars (left) and Gustavo Dudamel (right).


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