Des Moines Symphony video brings local sculpture park to musical life

Posted on: February 7, 2013

A report Wednesday (2/6) on the KCCI News channel 8 website (Des Moines, Iowa) states, “The sculptures in downtown Des Moines are coming to life in a whole new way. ‘Symphony in Sculpture’ is an effort by the Des Moines Symphony. It commissioned a composer to portray the John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park through music. Music Director Joseph Giunta had composer Steve Heitzeg portray nine of the sculptures in sound. ‘My ultimate goal was to pick up on the energy of the sculptures and the artist’s vision, and to try to honor these sculptures,’ said Heitzeg. … Blur Media Works produced a video to bring the sculptures to life in a full audio, visual experience. … ‘Each piece has its own separate personality that is the offspring of the personality of the sculpture,’ said Giunta. The DVD will be sent out to every school district in the state as a teaching tool and to every art museum in the country. ‘This is going to be a tremendous calling card for Des Moines, represents us well,’ said Giunta.”

Posted February 7, 2013