Lighting up LA Phil’s Disney Concert Hall, inside and out

Posted on: September 13, 2018

“One of the most recognizable buildings in Downtown Los Angeles—the Frank Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall—will be used as a canvas later this month,” writes Bianca Barragan in Tuesday’s (9/11) Curbed Los Angeles. “To celebrate the start of the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s new season, colorful patterns will be projected onto the metallic surface of the wavy concert hall for a little more than a week, courtesy of artist Refik Anadol. Forty-two high-powered projectors will work together to create the images that will temporarily transform the concert hall’s iconic exterior nightly (7:30 to 11:30 p.m.) from September 28 to October 6. It might not look like it, but the patterns come from the LA Phil’s archives. Anadol took images, audio, and videos from the philharmonic’s archive and transformed the material into data points that he then reinterpreted as colorful and dynamic patterns…. Anadol has created similar ‘data sculptures’ for the interior of the Disney concert hall in recent years.” Inside the concert hall, also opening on September 28, is an immersive installation presenting digital archives of the LA Phil’s 100-year history. The indoor exhibition, open throughout the 2018-19 season, will feature 360-degree visuals projected onto a mirrored surface.

Posted September 13, 2018

In photo: Rendering of Walt Disney Concert Hall as it will look with one of the images projected onto it by artist Refik Anadol. The images were created by reinterpreting material from the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s archives.