Jessica Duchen's Classical Music Blog. Music and writing in London, UK.
Saturday, May 14, 2016
Igor blimey: going digital with the Philharmonia and Stravinsky
The Philharmonia goes virtual...
Self-confessed technology junkie Esa-Pekka Salonen has brought the benefits of his digital enthusiasms to his orchestra, the Philharmonia. Ahead of their new series devoted lock, stock and much flaming percussion to Stravinsky, I had a wonderful chat with him and with the Philharmonia's head of digital, Luke Ritchie, about the composer and how the orchestra has been using adventurous technological projects to attract new audiences, from virtual reality to a very lively website with a specially filmed documentary. Out now at the Independent.