The Piano And The Flightsimulator

Ralph van Raat

Sunday 13 September 2015 / 14:30 / Muziekgebouw aan het IJ, Amsterdam

Multimedial performance in which Ralph van Raat uses a concert piano to operate a professional flight simulator.

“An experience in which images and sounds work together very nicely. At touchdown, time (45 minutes) appears to have flown by.” De Volkskrant

In The Piano and the Flight Simulator, Ralph van Raat operates the flight simulator through playing the piano.

The public watches the simulator together with Ralph. As Ralph looks around him, images are projected on three large screens that show the audience not only the inside of the plane, but also the airspace in which he is flying. For the first time in his life, Ralph will be wearing a cap during a concert. The reason is that the cap contains the sensors that he uses to move the images. The sounds from the piano, Ralph’s conversations with ground control, and the sounds produced by the simulated aircraft are all part of a composition written by composer Florian Maier. The advanced technology of this interactive musical production is in the adept hands of music technologist Thomas Rutgers. A sensational show from music production house Intro in situ.

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