At Expo 2020 the Luxembourg Pavilion was showcasing different resources of the country, from its richness of nature to its multicultural society. In total 5 important facets of Luxembourg were celebrated, which divided the exhibition space into 5 chapters. Our sound scenography created a dramaturgical arch throughout the pavilion while it elevated the exhibition into an emotional journey.
Scoring for the Luxembourg Pavilion meant nothing less than creating the sonic embodiment of the pioneering spirit of Luxembourg: a country with a diverse community and heritage. Therefore Luxembourg’s great musicians, the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra became not only the expressive core element of our sound concept, but an integral part of the experience.
We composed 6 orchestra pieces to underpin the different chapters of the exhibition: From the entrance area up until the highlight movie where the pavilion experience culminates.
1. Prologue - Queuing
5. Enterprising - highlight of the exhibition
6. Beautiful- Epilogue
We composed 6 orchestra pieces to underpin the different chapters of the exhibition:
From the entrance area up until the highlight movie where the pavilion experience culminates. Each composition is inspired by the topic of the corresponding chapter, like Diversity, Enterprising, or Connectivity.
Even though all the pieces evoke a different ambiance, they were designed to seamlessly blend into each other. Together they build a cohesive sonic experience, one big spatial composition that extends over the entire pavilion.
Scoring for the Luxembourg Pavilion meant nothing less than the sonic embodiment of the country of Luxembourg. Therefore, Luxembourg's own musicians - the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg (OPL) - became not only the expressive core element in our sound concept, but an integral part of the experience. While the visitors are walking along the physical space, acoustically they are moving through the OPL. This is realised by representing each section of instruments through loudspeakers.
IMPRESSIONS OF THE RECORDING
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Sound Scenography treats space as a central parameter of musical experience. Designing the allocation of sound sources in a room can enhance the perception of complex musical materials and thus allows for a more immersive listening scenario. While visitors walked along the slope of the Luxembourg Pavilion, acoustically they were moving through the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra: The assignment of instrument groups to speakers created the illusion of walking between the players during the performance of the orchestra.The intimate closeness granted by the speaker set-up enhanced the film-score style compositions to give visitors an emotional and authentic sound experience.
IMPRESSIONS OF THE PAVILLION
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Sound Concept, Sound Design, Composition,
Arrangement, Mixing, Mix & Master, On-site Implementation
Luxembourg @ Expo 2020 Dubai GIE
Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg