Elergy for the Present / Philip Glass

This beautiful piece from Philip Glass had its world premiere at the Ars Electronica Home Delivery Concert in the midst of the rigid covid-lock-downs all over the world, which hit New York very hard.

The idea for the visualization was very simple, record images from the many public web cams in NYC and mix it live to the performance of Dennis Russel Davies. The effect became very dramatic when it started to rain just before the recording of the videos the day before the concert.
(Video footage came from the webams of EarthCam – earthcam.com)

Piano: Dennis Russell Davies

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