FREE AUGMENTED-REALITY TOUR OF
WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL
DEBUTS MARCH 1
Thought Experiments in F# Minor
by Artists Janet Cardiff and George Miller
is an LA Phil Centennial Commission
Los Angeles, CA (February 26, 2019) — The Los Angeles Philharmonic announced today that a Centennial commissioned work by renowned artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, entitled Thought Experiments in F# Minor (a free augmented reality walking tour of Walt Disney Concert Hall), will become available to the public beginning March 1, 2019. Accessed on iPad Minis and headphones and featuring LA Phil musicians, the Cardiff and Miller artwork takes visitors on a dreamlike trip through the spaces of WDCH, revealing an otherwise invisible world complete with a hypnotic 3D sound environment.Thought Experiments in F# Minor features original music by Ellen Reid. Yuval Sharon, currently in residence as Artist-Collaborator of the LA Phil, served as curator for the work
The 40-minute artwork will be offered during the same hours as the Music Center’s self-guided audio tour of WDCH, from 10 am to 2 pm on most days.
Simon Woods, CEO of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, said, “During our Centennial, we’re celebrating all aspects of the LA Phil, including Frank Gehry’s brilliant architectural design for Walt Disney Concert Hall. We feel there can be no better way to honor Gehry’s artistry than by asking other artists to add their perspectives. We did that at the beginning of our Centennial season with Refik Anadol’s WDCH Dreams, and we are now thrilled to be doing it with Cardiff and Miller’s inventive, imaginative, augmented-reality walking tour.”
Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller are known for their immersive multimedia sound installations and audio and video walks. They have recently shown at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Monterrey, Mexico (2019); Oude Kerk, Amsterdam (2018); 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan (2017); Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris (2017); ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, Denmark (2015); Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid (2015); Menil Collection, Houston (2015); 19th Biennale of Sydney (2014); the Cloisters, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2013); and Documenta 13, Kassel, Germany (2012). In 2011 they received Germany’s Käthe Kollwitz Prize, and in 2001, they represented Canada at the 49th Venice Biennale, for which they received the Premio Speciale and the Benesse Prize.
Janet and George live and work in British Columbia, Canada.
This project – a part of our historic Centennial season – has been entirely underwritten by the generous contributions of our donors. Learn more about supporting the future of the LA Phil at campaign.laphil.com.
About the Los Angeles Philharmonic
The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, under the vibrant leadership of Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel, presents an inspiring array of music from all genres – orchestral, chamber, and Baroque music, organ and celebrity recitals, new music, jazz, world music, and pop – at two of L.A.’s iconic venues, Walt Disney Concert Hall (laphil.com) and the Hollywood Bowl (hollywoodbowl.com). The LA Phil’s season at Walt Disney Concert Hall extends from September through June and throughout the summer at the Hollywood Bowl. With the preeminent Los Angeles Philharmonic at the foundation of its offerings, the LA Phil aims to enrich and transform lives through music, with a robust mix of artistic, education, and community programs.