Porto, Casa da Musica - Ainda estamos vivos, como uma banda de rock (canção grega) - OCT. 2013 CONTEST

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Ainda estamos vivos, como uma banda de rock = We are still alive like a rock band (greek song - google translation)


Casa da Música (English: House of Music) is a major concert hall space in Porto, Portugal which houses the cultural institution of the same name with its three orchestras Orquestra Nacional do Porto, Orquestra Barroca and Remix Ensemble. It was designed by the Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas with Office for Metropolitan Architecture and Arup-AFA, and was built as part of Porto's project for European Culture Capital in 2001 but was only finished in the first half of 2005 and immediately became an icon in the city. The Building engineers were Arup (London) together with Afassociados (Porto). Inside Outside (Petra Blaisse) designed the large 13 curtains, ranging from 22mx15m to 65mx8m, and the gold leaf wood grain pattern on the large auditorium.

Although the opening day concert took place on 14 April with Clã and Lou Reed, the building was inaugurated on 15 April 2005 by the Portuguese president. The Prime-minister and many other notable politicians and Porto society were present for the concert by the Orquestra Nacional do Porto.

Casa da Música has two main auditoriums, though many other areas of the building can very easily be adapted for concerts and other musical activity (workshops, educational activities, etc.).

The large auditorium has an initial capacity of 1,238 people, but can vary according to the occasion.

The small auditorium is tremendously flexible, and has no definite number in relation to the capacity. On average the room has capacity for 300 people sitting down, and 650 people standing, though these can drastically change depending on the size of the stage, its location, the arrangement of the chairs, the presence and size of sound and recording equipment, etc. The restaurant at the top of the building was opened far later than was originally planned. Functioning since August 2006, the restaurant's original planned capacity for 250 people was decreased to space for some 150.

September 2008 Casa da Musica hosted the Orquestra Nacional do Porto taking part in explorative public presentations where performed music was captured alongside musician's and conductor's expressive gestures. Various sensor networks sourced and translated musical expressions into computer driven visual interpretations of lighting, projected images, and real-time improvisations for the audience to experience added nuance of performance. A scientific article informs on the concept.

Scientific articles are also published on special needs performances/workshops in Casa da Musica 2007 & 2008.

(from Wikipedia)

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zaro1965 on October 24, 2013

Wonderful capture!

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Christos Theodorou on October 24, 2013

zaro1965 - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Friendly greetings from Athens

Chinappi on October 25, 2013

Of course, I LIKE and I VOTE for it.

I really found your photo in order to vote … not so easy …

More generally, you have a beautiful gallery.

I am very happy for your visit and your comments. Thank you very much for them.

See you soon… Best regards from Grasse, in France.

Bernard.

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Christos Theodorou on October 25, 2013

Chinappi - Merci pour votre visite, la vote et le commentaire – Amitiés d’ Athènes

Nicodemos Rosa on October 25, 2013

VOTED - LIKE-121 Good luck in contest.

Christos Theodorou on October 25, 2013

Nicodemos Rosa - Many thanks for your visit, voting and comments – Friendly greetings from Athens

Chinappi on December 8, 2013

J' AIME beaucoup votre très intéressante prise de vue.

Merci du partage.

Je suis très heureux de votre visite et vos commentaires. Merci beaucoup pour eux.

Meilleures salutations de Grasse.

Bernard.

Christos Theodorou on December 8, 2013

Chinappi - Merci pour votre visite et le commentaire – Amitiés d’ Athènes

IFL BO on May 6, 2014

Hi Christos ,an very nice backlight and beautiful mood! "L"! Best wishes, iflbo

Christos Theodorou on May 6, 2014

iflbo - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Best regards from Athens

Christos Theodorou on July 10, 2014

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Christos Theodorou 6 hours ago

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