Dirt Empire wrote, directed and produced the Dome film experience at Panorama 2018.
The 5K immersive VR film was projected by 12 projectors onto a 90′ diameter dome. The 40 channel speaker dome featured a live-recorded soundtrack composed by Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans. It was recorded with over 30 live musicians and mixed in full 360 ambisonic.
It premiered at the 2018 Panorama Music festival on Randalls’ Island. The Ark served as finale to an HP-sponsored and Meta-curated art and tech showcase called The Lab. The Ark was screened throughout the festival to over 40,000 attendees over the course of 3 days.
EnGadget // HP brought a trippy tech museum to a music fest
A Dirt Empire Production
Written and Directed by Bobo Do & Nicholas Rubin
Produced by Nicholas Rubin & Stefan Moore
Lead AnimatorsEddy Moya, Peter Panton, Bobo Do
Assistant AnimatorsSammy Hooper, Spencer Griswold
MusicDanny Bensi & Saunder Jurriaans
Music mix Phil McGowan @ McGowan Soundworks, Ltd
Music recorded at Pulse Music NYC
Additional music recorded at Gary’s Electric
Vocal Ensemble and additional vocal arrangementsBlack Sea Hotel
Additional musicChase Deso
L-ISA Mix Carlos Mosquera @ L-Acoustics
Music Engineers Al Carlson (Gary’s Electric), Robin Buyer (Pulse Music)
Orchestra ContractorAdriana Molello
Violin Francesca Dardani, Allyson Clark, Sarah Franklin, Amanda Lo, Carolin Pook, Alex Weill Viola: Tia Allen, Laura Sacks
Cello Jillian Annie Bloom, Sam Quiggins, Bobbie Lee Crow III, Nelly Rocha Bass: Lorenzo Sandi, Christopher Johnson
Trombones Nick Grinder, Dan Lehner, Jason Disu, Jennifer Hinkle French Horns: Shelagh Abate, Ben Brody
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