Universe of Sound Bluray
September 2016 release
Esa-Pekka Salonen leads the Philharmonia Orchestra in a unique performance of Holst’s The Planets Suite, captured in High Definition by 37 cameras for touring installation, Universe of Sound.
This immersive experience takes the viewer to the heart of the Philharmonia as it performs this much-loved work, using cameras placed in a multitude of positions and angles to create an extraordinary glimpse of the orchestra at work from within.
As well as The Planets, the filmed performances also includes a specially-commissioned piece by UK composer Joby Talbot, Worlds, Stars, Systems, Infinity.
Additional features include a ‘Making of’ documentary feature, listening guide films for each planet, audio commentaries from conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen and principal players of the Philharmonia and, for Blu-Ray only, a picture-in-picture option that allows a simultaneous view of the conductor and orchestra in action.