The Symphony Orchestra of the Royal Conservatoire played Die Walküre

On Friday 16 December 2011, The Symphony Orchestra of the Royal Conservatoire played Die Walküre (act 1) by Richard Wagner, at the beautiful concert hall ‘De Vereeniging’ in Nijmegen. The AR Lab was invited by the Royal Conservatoire to provide visuals during this live performance of Die Walküre. Together with students from different departments of the Royal Academy of Art we designed a screen consisting of 68 pieces of transparent cloth (400 x 20 cm), hanging in four layers above the orchestra.

By projecting onto this cloth we created visuals giving the illusion of depth. We chose seven leitmotivs (recurring themes, associated with a particular person, place, or idea), and created animations representing these leitmotifs using colour, shape and movement. These animations were played at key-moments during the performance. Below you will see some stills of the performance.