From September 28 through October 6 vibrant three-dimensional projections on the facade of Walt Disney Concert Hall are launched by artist Refik Anadol and his team (baked by Google Arts&Culture) to celebrate the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s 100th anniversary.
This public art installation projects transformed archival materials onto the exterior of Walt Disney Concert Hall in animated, data-driven patterns, seeming to give consciousness to the architectural landmark. The result is a radical visualization of the organization’s first century. The images are abstract representations of more than 45 terabytes of information from the L.A. Phil’s archives, including photos, videos, audio recordings, posters, and more.
The files were parsed into millions of data points that were then categorized by hundreds of attributes, by deep neural networks with the capacity to both remember the totality of the LA Phil’s “memories” and create new connections between them. The show is accompanied by the soundtrack that was created from the LA Phil’s archival recordings. Sound designers augmented these selections by using machine-learning algorithms to find similar performances recorded throughout the LA Phil’s history.