city lights orchestra
in Cape Town
as part of the Infecting The City Festival
with the support of the Institut Français d'Afrique du Sud
Recorded March 11th 2013
City Lights Orchestra is an open visual symphony for the windows of the city.
At night, each connected computer illuminates the window of its office, of the home and blinks, pulsates, beats, fades in and out, each according to its own score, but all in rhythm with all the others. The smartphones in the street do the same.
Anyone can participate at anytime : the symphony is composed to accept an unlimited number of participants and it never stops. It recomposes itself indefinitely, according to a living score generated from an inital musical DNA. It deals with individuality and globality, complexity and organization, order and chaos.
The whole city becomes the orchestra : both spectator and interpret of the symphony that is playing, for the time of an event, of a festival, or permanently.
It is a global city experience.
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