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January 25, 2019 9:30 p.m.Location: Emens AuditoriumOrder Tickets Online
Fifth House Ensemble, composer Austin Wintory, and arranger Patrick O'Malley team up to create an original, interactive arrangement of the Grammy-nominated score to Journey for the ensemble's full instrumentation, with added percussion and harp. Mirroring the breathtaking synergy between score and action in this transformative video game experience, this arrangement is constructed in short trigger points that allow the ensemble to be responsive to the actions of a live game player in real time. In live performance, players join the ensemble, with the game's stunning visuals projected live on screen, as the ensemble seamlessly underscores their journey.
For a distillation of all that is promising, unique, and breathtaking in the video game experience—an experience in which gameplay, art, and music weave together on an almost operatic level—the most hardened skeptic might do well to spend an evening with 5HE and Journey. According to the game’s own website,
“Journey is an interactive parable, an anonymous online adventure to experience a person’s life passage and their intersections with others.”
The evening-length program will never sound the same as each performance; every decision by the live player results in a unique musical outcome within Wintory’s haunting, mystical score.
About Fifth House Ensemble
Praised by the New York Times for its “conviction, authority, and finesse,” the Chicago-based Fifth House Ensemble harnesses the collaborative spirit of chamber music to reach beyond the traditionally-perceived limits of classical music. The ensemble’s artistic, educational, and civic programs engage theater groups, video game designers, corporate innovators, and folk bands to share stories as diverse as the communities it serves.
As part of its 2017-2018 season, Fifth House Ensemble presents a bold new collaboration called Degenerate Art, examining censored and suppressed music of the past along with recorded interviews and an exploration of contemporary graffiti art that challenges authority today. New collaborations with 2015 Grammy-winning guitarist Jason Vieaux and graphic artist Angela Bermúdez explore musical styles unique to American culture, as well as global folk sources that lie far off the beaten path from the typical classical concert. f resh inc all stars features works by composition alumni of the annual fresh inc festival; young composers who are making an impact with fresh new work.
How to Purchase Tickets
|Youth (18 & under)
|Pick 4+ Package
|Ball State Students
Tickets go on sale Monday, August 6, 2018 at 10 a.m.
Ways to Purchase:
Emens box office
OR Online at Ticketmaster.com
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For more information call the Emens box office at 765-285-1539.
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