Beethoven's Fifth

Beethoven's Fifth

Journey into interstellar space with a performance of Beethoven’s Fifth, First Movement by the Philharmonia Orchestra, London - featuring principal conductor, Esa-Pekka Salonen. This experience is inspired by content on Voyager's Golden Record and is a collaboration between Daydream, the Philharmonia Orchestra, NASA, and NASA JPL.

The Philharmonia Orchestra has released its second exclusive piece of Virtual Reality content, Beethoven’s Fifth. Commissioned by Daydream and directed by Jessica Brillhart, the film was conceived in partnership with Google and NASA to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the launch of the Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft, and the Golden Records that they each carried.

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Director:  Jessica Brillhart
Producer:  Lauren Simpson
Screenwriter: Jessica Brillhart, Ann Druyan, Esa-Pekka Salonen
Cinematographer: Aaron Wesner
Editor: Jessica Brillhart
Sound Designer: Luke Allen
Music: Beethoven, Fifth Symphony, First Movement
Principal Cast: Esa-Pekka Salonen, Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor to Philharmonia Orchestra, London, Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay, Concert Master, Philharmonia Orchestra, London, The Philharmonia Orchestra, London
Additional Credits: Associate Producer: Luke Ritchie, Associate Producer: Esa-Pekka Salonen, Sound Recordist: Luke Allen, On-location Executive Producer: Emily Wiedemann, On-location Producer: Chazz Carfora, Visual Effects: The Endless Collective, Sound Production: Silvr, VR Post-Production: KonceptVR


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Year:  2017
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Genre:  Drama, Experimental, Music, Sci-Fi
Screening in: Virtual Cinema
Screening Section: Virtual Cinema
Screening Category: Virtual Reality
Country: United Kingdom, United States
Language: English
Runtime: 09:05 mins