Synchronized Projection images and video for Grand Canyon Suite

In 2016, I worked closely with the media specialist at Grand Canyon National Park to create this set of projected materials which can be used during performances of Ferde Grofé's Grand Canyon Suite.  I am happy to make these materials available for rentals.

I.  Sunrise Moving gently from early illumination of the coming day, through the first gleams of light, and then finally the full light of the sun over the grandeur of the canyon.

I.  Sunrise

Moving gently from early illumination of the coming day, through the first gleams of light, and then finally the full light of the sun over the grandeur of the canyon.

IV. Sunset Animal calls herald the close of the day, as the sun slowly sinks behind the formations of the canyon. Finally the stars emerge.

IV. Sunset

Animal calls herald the close of the day, as the sun slowly sinks behind the formations of the canyon. Finally the stars emerge.

II. Painted Desert Eerie and stark images complement Grofé's melancholy music.  Glimpses of desert flowers and fragile wildlife alone in this colorful but foreboding landscape.

II. Painted Desert

Eerie and stark images complement Grofé's melancholy music.  Glimpses of desert flowers and fragile wildlife alone in this colorful but foreboding landscape.

V. Cloudburst Beginning with magical glimpses of a snow-covered canyon in winter, this movement moves into a dark and violent storm.  Once the storm passes, the canyon is revealed in its full grandeur.

V. Cloudburst

Beginning with magical glimpses of a snow-covered canyon in winter, this movement moves into a dark and violent storm.  Once the storm passes, the canyon is revealed in its full grandeur.

III. On the Trail Using historical photos, listeners are taken down into the canyon, eventually arriving at Phantom Ranch where time moves to the present for the return journey. 

III. On the Trail

Using historical photos, listeners are taken down into the canyon, eventually arriving at Phantom Ranch where time moves to the present for the return journey. 

The rental materials include a carefully marked miniature score for the operator to use during performance.

The rental materials include a carefully marked miniature score for the operator to use during performance.


Past performances:

This projected material was curated, assembled, and edited by Stephen Lias.  It is a combination of video footage from the National Park Service as well as still images from the park service and other photographers.  Special thanks to Michael Quinn at Grand Canyon National Park, and Rolf Maeder Photogrpahy.  All the frame advancing is done by the operator, so the conductor does not need to be concerned with synchronization at all.  Media files are provided in 16:9 aspect ration and will need to be presented from a Mac computer.