Play with Sound
3 crowd video games with live orchestra
Play with Sound is a series of three small crowd-gaming titles conceived of by Maxime Goulet and developed by Jérôme Delapierre. The three games are Become a Wizard, Catch the Stars and Bomb the Skull.
During the concert, the audience plays the game by moving a ball in response to projections on the screen to collect magic objects, assemble constellations or set off bombs. These crowd games aim to get the members of the audience working together to achieve a common goal.
The series’ title refers to a question put to players at the start of many video games—“Play with sound? Yes/No”—to determine whether they want to play with the audio on.
Instrumentation: 3(1.2.3/picc)3 (1.2.3/ehr)22 / 4231 / 1 pno-cel / 1 hrp / 1 timp+3 / strings
Duration: 5 to 15 minutes (flexible duration)
Commissioned by the Orchestre métropolitain.