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Tue, Oct 16, 2018; 7:30 pm

Fifth House Ensemble, composer Austin Wintory, and arranger Patrick O'Malley team up to create an original, interactive arrangement of the Grammy-nominated score to the video game Journey for the ensemble's full instrumentation, with added percussion and harp. Mirroring the breathtaking synergy between score and action in this transformative video game experience, this arrangement is constructed in short trigger points that allow the ensemble to be responsive to the actions of a live game player in real time. In live performance, players join the ensemble, with the game's stunning visuals projected live on screen, as the ensemble seamlessly underscores their journey.

For a distillation of all that is promising, unique, and breathtaking in the video game experience—an experience in which gameplay, art, and music weave together on an almost operatic level—the most hardened skeptic might do well to spend an evening with 5HE and Journey. According to the game's own website,

"Journey is an interactive parable, an anonymous online adventure to experience a person's life passage and their intersections with others."

The evening-length program will never sound the same as each performance; every decision by the live player results in a unique musical outcome within Wintory's haunting, mystical score.

"Journey inhabits this really beautiful balance between unique and simple gameplay, emotionally-charged string melodies and a mystical art style." – Kayla Herrera, CinemaBlend

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Event Length

Approximately 75-80 minutes without intermission

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