Voyage to Tomorrow, A Multi-media Suite in Three Movements
A three-movement symphonic suite performed live to an original digital movie created by the UF Digital Worlds Institute incorporating dramatic time-lapse cinematography, 3D computer animation and imagery from historic Renaissance paintings and sculptures.
"Voyage to Tomorrow" was specially commissioned for the kickoff of the University of Florida’s Capital Campaign, and received its Gainesville community world premiere with the School of Music Concert Choir, featuring six vocal soloists and an original digital media presentation. The innovative collaboration provided the grand finale for an exciting evening of live music that began at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 18 in the University Memorial Auditorium.
"Voyage" was created by Digital Worlds Institute’s composer-in-residence James Oliverio, and featured a three-movement symphonic suite with live chorus and vocal soloists under the baton of conductor Will Kesling. It was performed live to an original digital movie created by the UF Digital Worlds Institute incorporating dramatic time-lapse cinematography, 3D computer animation and imagery from historic Renaissance paintings and sculptures.
“The entire piece is a 21st century symphonic-scale composition, composed not only of the musical notes but also of the imagery, which was also designed to tell the story of mankind's long fascination with light as a metaphor for wisdom,” said James Oliverio, director of the Digital Worlds Institute.
A special pre-concert dialogue with the composer and conductor was scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Auditorium. The public was welcomed and encouraged to attend.
Digital Worlds Media Production Team
Joella Wilson - Compositor and Project Manager
Arturo Sinclair - Digital Artist and Designer
Andy Quay - Technical Director
Lisa Hope - Digital Media Specialist
Lindsay Amat - Production Assistant
Steve Walker - Animation and Film
William VanDerKloot - Time-lapse Cinematography
Bill Beckett - Choral Recording Engineer
Kenneth Lovell - Orchestral Recording Engineer
James Oliverio - Composer and Project Director
Will Kesling - Conductor, UF Concert Choir