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Oct 05, 2018

Interview: Game Composer Austin Wintory Discusses 'A Light In the Void' -

Lately, however, Wintory’s been working on an innovative new project called A Light In the Void, which will air live on Twitch October 5, starting at 9 PM EDT. It’s a show that celebrates science with cinematic music, and mesmerizing sights that must be seen to be believed.
After a successful KickStarter, Wintory and his team were able to put together the project how they saw fit. We recently had a chance to talk to him about what to expect from tonight’s show.


Oct 03, 2018

Radio Interview: Whether You're A Fan Of Symphony Or Science (Or Both), 'A Light In The Void' Offers Something New

Award-winning composer Austin Wintory and writer and director Tony Lund collaborated on the show. It features animation, original music performed by the Colorado Symphony and three real-life scientists who offer wisdom to the actors, not unlike the ghosts in "A Christmas Carol."

Wintory and Lund talked to Colorado Matters about developing the unique story, and about new ways to share scientific knowledge with the public.


Sep 27, 2018

Denver-born composer creates show described as “Cosmos” meets TED Talk with Colorado Symphony

 “Light in the Void,” which debuts at Boettcher Concert Hall on Oct. 5, is a multi-sensory stage production designed to entertain and educate. The Colorado Symphony will perform Wintory’s original score while actors portray an allegorical tale about the quest for human knowledge. A trio of respected, real-life scientists will pop in to talk about their groundbreaking work in terms we can all understand.

Wintory admits the show is difficult to visualize, given a mix of elements that pull in potentially competing directions. Is it a TED Talk with cutting-edge special effects? An episode of “Cosmos,” but fit for a theatrical environment? Whatever it is, it’s never been done before.


Apr 10, 2018

I Want to Live Inside This Pro-Science, Female-Driven, Live Orchestra Concert Spectacular

Imagine a TED Talk-type setup with scientists talking to a live audience, only they’re supported by a live orchestra, with documentary and animation video projections.

Even better: all three of the scientists involved are women.

Apr 05, 2018

Journey composer Austin Wintory wants to give you an emotional connection to science

The idea for the show was developed over a number of years, but Wintory was given a boost from Neil deGrasse Tyson, who had narrated a video about the Curiosity Mars Rover that was co-directed and scored by Wintory. While Tyson couldn’t participate in the Light In the Void experience due to an already-packed schedule, he was gracious enough to open his list of contacts to the project to find the right participants.

Apr 05, 2018

Space Radio LIVE - Austin Wintory of "A Light in the Void"

Live interview. Paul Sutter astrophysicist at The Ohio State University and the Chief Scientist at COSI Science Center talks with Austin Wintory about LITV and the whole idea that involve this amazing project.

Apr 02, 2018

Austin Wintory Makes Science An Emotional Experience

Austin says his music will amplify the information each scientist shares to take the audience on an emotional journey, similar to the way his soundtracks for the gamesJourney and Abzu are part of the emotion the player experiences.

The original idea for the concert came from a discussion Austin had with the Colorado Symphony, which wanted to continue its performances of Austin's music, and it's been in the planning for years...

Mar 28, 2018

Weekly Space Hangout: "A Light in the Void"

This week, we are excited to welcome Austin Wintory and Anthony Lund to discuss their new collaborative Kickstarter campaign, A Light in the Void, a live concert experience that will tell the story of science through live music, scientists' live presentations, video, animations, and more...

Mar 28, 2018

Si aman la ciencia, A Light In The Void es un Kickstarter que querrán patrocinar

Si hay algo indiscutible sobre la vida es que es una acumulación constante de conocimiento. Desde que estamos en el vientre materno estamos utilizando todos nuestros sentidos para experimentar y comprender el mundo que nos rodea, y eso nunca es más cierto que cuando hacemos ciencia. La ciencia da sentido al mundo, nos permite alcanzar lo imposible y soñar con lo inimaginable....

Mar 26, 2018

A Light in the Void: A Sweeping Cinematic Concert for Science

The team's Kickstarter page describes the project as follows: "A Light in the Void tells the story of science itself through sweeping cinematic music, real-life scientists speaking on-stage (accompanied by the orchestra!), and wildly entertaining theatrics, video packages, and animations… 

Mar 16, 2018

First Live Concert to Inspire a Life Long Love Affair with Science Launches On Kickstarter!

“Our goal is singular: elicit the profound, life-affirming joy of scientific discovery,” said Composer Austin Wintory. “This isn’t a show about teaching nifty science trivia … it’s about enriching life itself.”

Award-winning Composer Austin Wintory (ASSASSIN’S CREED: SYNDICATE, ABZU)) and acclaimed filmmaker Anthony Lund (THROUGH THE WORMHOLE WITH MORGAN FREEMAN, BREAKTHROUGH) hope to encourage curiosity and love of science through...

Mar 15, 2018

Austin Wintory announces Kickstarter project A Light in the Void

Abzu composer Austin Wintory has just announced a Kickstarter for an ambitious symphonic project that brings together science and music. A Light in the Void will be a concert that takes place on October 5th, featuring a three-act event that will combine orchestral music performed by the Colorado Symphony with three keynote speakers. Additionally, the event will feature various other speakers, original animated shorts, and “unique on-stage theatrics”....

Mar 15, 2018

Austin Wintory launches A Light in the Void concert on Kickstarter

On March 14, 2018, composer Austin Wintory (Journey, The Banner Saga Trilogy, and Abzu), revealed at last the Kickstarter project he has been teasing on Twitter for some time. The project is called A Light in the Void and is described as the first-of-its-kind. A live concert experience meant to inspire and sustain a life-long love affair...

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