Enlightenment is a public artwork that actively investigates, visualizes, and reconstructs the deeper musical structures of Mozart by means of artificial intelligence and realtime graphics. It runs live on a cluster of 10 high-resolution displays and audio speakers.
OpenEnded Group was commissioned by the Mostly Mozart Festival of Lincoln Center to create the work in commemoration of Mozart’s 250th birthday. Installed in the façade of Avery Fisher Hall, it opened on July 28, 2006 and ran continuously, night and day, through September 5. As befitting a performing arts center, the installation was a live performance, with the artwork generating itself in real-time and never repeating.