Miami Beach Visual Arts

Pulse: Late Night at the New World Symphony 2012

Pulse: Late Night at The New World SymphonyFriday, March 23, 9:30pm-1:30am – New World Center, 500 17th Street, Miami Beach

The New World Symphony presented its fourth late-night club-style event titled Pulse: Late Night at the New World Symphony, which is designed to integrate contemporary classical music with electronica music. Featuring the artistry of Mercury Soul, the event utilize the flexibility of the New World Center’s concert hall, using the center’s 14 projectors and 5 acoustic / projection sails to simulate a nightclub setting, featuring video animations to accompany the electronica music. DJ Mason Bates and New World Symphony Fellows were located on stage lifts, while other portions of the main stage were lowered to the same height as the floor, allowing attendees to walk around the performers throughout the evening. In addition, some performers were located on the hall’s satellites stages, positioned throughout the room, and the hall’s seating was retracted, allowing additional space for dancing and socializing. The event started with DJ/composer Mason Bates spinning electronica. At 15-20 minute intervals, the music transitioned to performances by New World Symphony Fellows, featuring music by contemporary composers, conducted by Benjamin Shwartz. Following the short live performances, the music was transition back to the DJ. These transitions occurred five times throughout the course of the night.
Pictures by: Chris Corbin