Dromen als Messiaen

Audiovisual performance of Olivier Messiaens ‘La Nativité du Seigneur’
More info at www.dromenalsmessiaen.nl

What if you could not only hear sound, but also see it in full color? The French organist and composer Olivier Messiaen linked colors to sounds when he composed his pieces. In "Dromen als Messiaen" (Dreaming like Messiaen) the audience dives into an amazing world where sound and color come together. Imagine an intense audiovisual performance with flowing images and colors projected onto the organ itself.

Messiaen's "La Nativité du Seigneur", based on the Christmas story, is performed like never before. The color animations in "Dromen als Messiaen" are generated from the timbres that are unique to each organ and location – each performance is thereby a unique event.

More information about the concepts and techniques used in the project can be found here.

photo credit: Cor van Gastel (corvangastel@chello.nl)

photo credit: Rob Ouwerkerk

This project is supported by the Netherlands Fund for Performing Arts+, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, and BNG Cultuurfonds