YOU ARE HERE launched at OMF’s Inaugural Event

You Are Here, a location specific opera by composer Miika Hyytiäinen and director Jaakko Nousiainen, was the second  of two mini web operas — both winners of a commission by the Opera and the Media of the Future project — that were launched at the inaugural OMF event at Glyndebourne (October 23-24, 2014). You Are Here may be accessed online here:
YOU ARE HERE is an experimental opera that connects the Glyndebourne opera house with the three opera houses in Berlin, the Staatsoper, Komische Oper and Deutsche Oper Berlin. Premiered in the premises of the Glyndebourne Opera, YOU ARE HERE is encountered in the form of visual QR code ’artworks’ that can be activated with smartphone cameras. Each code connects to an opera video filmed in Berlin, forming a bridge between the two locations and two moments in time. (Jaakko Nousiainen)
MIIKA HYYTIÄINEN concept, music
JAAKKO NOUSIAINEN concept, director
MARIA DA ROCHA violin, viola
EETU LIPPONEN video artist
You Are Here: Liisamaija Hautsalo, musicologist and researcher from the Sibelius Academy, accessing a QR code You Are Here: Nick Till, Professor of Opera & Music Theatre/Director of the University of Sussex Centre for Research in Opera and Music Theatre, accessing a QR code at Glyndebourne.