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THE HUBBLE CANTATA

NEXT UP! The Kennedy Center, Thursday, May 25, 2017 7:30 PM

        AUGUST 6TH, 2016 WORLD PREMIERE @BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

Opened the world of Virtual Reality to the public for free

Built a live 360 degree soundscape without headphones for 6,000 people at the Prospect Park Bandshell.

Created the first multidimensional view of space paired with a live performance.

A stand alone Virtual Reality experience as a tool for Art, Science, and Education.

Composer

PAOLA PRESTINI-

“luminously involving music” LA Times

Librettist

ROYCE VAVREK

Filmmaker

ELIZA MCNITT

Conductor

JULIAN WACHNER

Featuring 1B1 Ensemble, Brooklyn Youth Chorus & Washington Chorus

Astrophysicist & Advisor

MARIO LIVIO

VISIONINTOART & NATIONAL SAWDUST, Producers

BETH MORRISON PROJECTS, Co-Producers

360 DEGREE SOUND SCAPE BY ARUP (Terence Caulkins and Raj Patel)

Virtual Reality Experience by VIRTUALIZE

Visual Effects by The Endless Collective

Visual Effects by The Endless Collective

Commissioned by Jill Steinberg. Original commission by Bay Chamber Concerts for A New Frontier 2013. The Hubble Cantata is supported in part by generous individual donors, Time Warner Inc. in collaboration with 150, an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council, and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.