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Yuval Sharon has already turned heads with his contemporary opera company, The Industry, known for its productions of HOPSCOTCH and INVISIBLE CITIES. He’s embarked on a three year collaboration with the LA Phil to create experimental projects in and out of Walt Disney Concert Hall. One of those projects is Nimbus, a cloud-like installation hanging over the Walt Disney Concert Hall escalators, playing music composed by Rand Steiger that changes over the course of the day as if it’s a timepiece. Audiences got their first Nimbus experience during the LA Phil’s day of musical happenings, Noon to Midnight, on Oct 1st. I spoke with Sharon about Nimbus, Noon to Midnight, and what else he has planned with the Phil.

During rehearsals for Noon to Midnight, I had a chance to speak with wild-Up’s Christopher Rountree, pianist Vicky Ray of PianoSpheres, Joseph Pereira of the USC Percussion Ensemble, and Jacaranda’s Patrick Scott.

Scroll down to see photos from the event. Photographs by Susie Goodman.  

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Jacaranda on stage

 

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Porcupine by artist Ana Prvacki and composer Veronika Krausas

 

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Nimbus in action

 

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Piano Spheres

 

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