As we celebrate our 50th year, we’re dreaming about the future, and thinking about the ways in which technology will impact on creativity and performance. In Music of the Sails, we flip the relationship between the building and the art that inhabits its walls. What if the House itself could stand in the spotlight on stage? What would it sound like? What would it sing to us?
Music of the Sails is an ambitious digital artwork that reimagines the sounds of the world-famous building in a unique audio-visual soundscape running for 744 hours across the entire month of October.
A generative, audio-visual artwork made from data, artificial intelligence and field recordings, including the sounds of the Concert Hall’s grand organ, Music of the Sails augments the sonic secrets of the building in a way that we’ve never heard before.
The ground-breaking project is a creative collaboration between the Opera House, the University of New South Wales' Interactive Media Lab and music technologists Uncanny Valley. It is a captivating fusion of architecture and generative music techniques with cutting-edge uses artificial intelligence methods to reveal the Opera House as a living and dynamic work of art in action.
For credits and more information head to sydneyoperahouse.com/birthday-festival/music-sails