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New Blood Entry — Vivaldi's Four Seasons Recomposed by Max

Award: Yellow Pencil

Microsoft Surface / 2019

I've had this idea for 2 years now, ever since Microsoft Hololens was announced, I imagined a kid virtually conducting an entire orchestra, making adjustments on the fly, controlling hundreds of people on stage according to his vision. I pictured that the Hololens, alongside other surface products like the surface studio and the dial would democratize aspects of art that have never been possible before either due to lack of resources or not being given the chance.

If I had the resources, and if somebody gave me the budget to go alright direct this in the Royal Opera House with their in house orchestra and ballet, I truly believe it would be a revolutionary piece of advertising that would completely change Microsofts image overnight. The hololens would not longer be for techies, doctors, factory workers but for the artists, for the creative, for anybody who has ever imagined something but was held back due to circumstances.

So I chose Max Richter, and his recomposition of Vivaldi's Four Seasons. Largely heralded as one of the best classical albums of recent years, I pictured how a little Max might've seized the opportunity to conduct his own orchestra and choreograph his own ballet at the age of 8.

There is a very famous quote the movie Ratatouille that goes "Not everyone can become a great artist, but a great artist can come from anywhere." I truly believe that the hololens will be that halo product. It will even out the playing field in things we never could've imagined.

This brief was especially challenging for me because I can't draw nor am I good with sound, so I needed to find partners in crime and thankfully my friends were there for me.

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