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The Harmonium Project

The University partnered with the Edinburgh International Festival to open the August festivals in spectacular style.


One of the most ambitious arts initiatives of 2015, The Harmonium Project was a huge sound and light event, which took place outside the Usher Hall on the evening of Friday 7 August.

Celebrating 50 years of the Edinburgh Festival Chorus, the free outdoor event also showcased exciting aspects of the University’s work in design informatics.

Academics from The Centre for Design Informatics worked closely with the chorus to generate and capture data that were used to programme the opening concert’s dramatic light show.

The University is committed to developing the creative and performing arts through digital means. Working with the Edinburgh International Festival allows us to share our expertise with wonderful artists and an audience equally interested in the new. Harmonium will showcase exciting aspects of our world class work in the digital arts to a broader audience, and pave the way for further research, teaching and partnership work in this area.

Professor Dorothy MiellVice-Principal and Head of the College of Humanities & Social Science

The Harmonium Project

Friday 7 August 2015, 10.30pm

Outside the Usher Hall and in Festival Square

Free admission.

Harmonium Project on International Festival website

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