I was commissioned by the Boston Symphony Orchestra to create a montage of ninety of my images to be projected above the orchestra for two performances during the Spring Pops season. The music was Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”. The conductor was Keith Lockhart who continues with the Pops and in 2010 added the title of Principal Conductor of the BBC Concert Orchestra to his assignments. He recently conducted the ensemble in Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee Concert.
As an outgrowth of the BSO commission I have produced a twelve and a half minute video piece edited to the Largo, or slow movement, of the Dvorak symphony. Again it is a montage of my landscape images, 107 this time, sized for large screen projection in the 4K format. This is the standard for digital projection of feature films in commercial cinemas. The image is roughly four times the resolution of full high definition television. I am now in the process of testing the program on large screens and making adjustments.
The intent is to install this video piece in a dedicated space as a component of exhibits of my work. I have several other video projects in mind that will be based on some of my non-objective, camera-based images.