The Orchestrion – Coachella Stage – with United Visual Artists
commissioned by: The Creators Project/ Intel/Vice
premiere: Coachella Festival, California, USA 10 April – 2011
collaborators: main stage concept & design – United Visual Artists, music – Mira Calix
instrumentation: electronics, voice
In the spring of 2011 The Creators Project commissioned United Visual Artists to redesign the Coachella main stage as both a platform for performance and a standalone light and sound sculpture with experimental music provided by fellow Creator Mira Calix.
The Coachella Music and Arts Festival has taken place annually in Palm Springs. California since 1999. In 2011 the festival entered into a partnership with The Creators Project to help create groundbreaking visual experiences advanced by technology.
United Visual Artists are a multi-disciplinary collective out of the UK who specialize in manipulating the medium of light. For The Orchestrion, Mira Calix composed a new soundtrack for the performance element of their sculptural stage design. This 8 minute cinematic performance took place nightly during the festival, prior to the main act. Headliners for the 2011 Coachella Festival, included Kings Of Leon, Arcade Fire and Kanye West. The Creators Project is a partnership between Intel and Vice.
for more information on The Orchestrion visit The Creators Project