It’s the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s 100-year anniversary celebration and the Walt Disney Concert Hall (WDCH) is exploding with images and colors on its exterior walls. The exhibition is called WDCH Dreams and is a public art installation for only this week, ending October 6, with a season-long exhibition inside the Ira Gershwin Gallery. Read more about this event on their web page and view the stunning videos they have posted there. The patterns projected onto the building’s exterior is a complicated interpretation of almost 45 terabytes of data from the digital archives of the LA Philharmonic.
The event is free but you will have to pay for parking if you want to see it up close. There is a parking lot right across from the Disney Concert Hall which, on the night we went, charged $9 to park. The parking lot has a stairway up to the top and from there, you are looking directly across at the exterior walls where the images are being projected along with the audio recordings. You can also walk across the street to be in front of the concert hall, but viewing the projections up close for long may give you a stiff neck.
Little Tokyo is less than 10 minutes away, so it’s a great place to grab dinner and then go see the installation. It plays every half hour and lasts about 15 minutes. The nice thing is, in between each performance, the images continue to project even if there is no audio.