It’s back to the future for Michael Tilson Thomas, whose latest project with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, “Sound Box”, has been met with triumphant reviews for its inaugural presentation.
The creatives at San Francisco Symphony have converted a basement rehearsal studio, seating only 400 people, into an environment that explores music in a new and exciting way. The possibilities are endless in this space that can accommodate video projections, surround sounds and different, bespoke, acoustics depending on the type of music you are presenting. It certainly knocks down the barriers of traditional music programmes!
An innovative way to discover diverse music, this inaugural concert featured music ranging from Josquin des Prez’s ‘Missa Panga Lingua’ and Monterverdi’s ‘Vespers’ to Meredith Monk’s ‘Panda Chant II’ and Steve Reichs ‘Music for Pieces of Wood’ with music by Ravel and Varese along the way!
Congratulations to the Maestro and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra on this innovative new journey.
for more information on the Sound Box
project and here for the reviews on MTT’s website page.