LUMA is proud to announce that the festival will team up with the Binghamton Philharmonic to present one of its 5 major features of 2016 with a live orchestra.
“When the Philharmonic approached us about getting involved with LUMA, we were thrilled. We couldn’t think of anything better than a live orchestra to take the event to the next level. The leadership team, Nick Rubenstein, Tice Lerner and I felt that we wanted to break ground with the festival in a slightly different way each year–and this opportunity appeared out of nowhere.”
– Joshua Bernard, LUMA Cofounder
The 48 piece orchestra will play live synchronized to a giant projection mapped animation no the back of the Forum every hour. The feature is being creatively directed by Nick Rubenstein. Mick Mastroianni will co-write the story with Mason Mastroianni. And the piece will be animation with Zach Mulligan, an Apalachin native who’s currently the Animation Production Assistant in the Digital Creature Shop of the Jim Henson Company in LA.
LUMA worked with the Hart family in 2015 to present the first-ever computer animated BC cartoon. The current draft of this year’s BC piece calls for a small crossover with the Wizard of Id.
The music will be drawn from classical pieces that will be instantly recognizable to the audience, and pays homage to a long line of classic cartoons using orchestral music as their underscoring.
All this is made possible with the extraordinary support of the City of Binghamton, the staff at the Forum, and everyone who attends and supports LUMA–not to mention our incredible title sponsor VISIONS.
LUMA will begin First Friday, September 2nd at sundown with rain dates of September 3rd and September 4th. Several other features will be presented, and additional details will emerge as the event date approaches.