The Vaults has announced details of its upcoming experience Sounds and Sorcery, celebrating Disney’s Fantasia, performing from the 3rd July. 

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Artwork for The Sorcerer’s Apprentice Mickey from Walt Disney’s Fantasia. (c)Disney. 

The brand new immersive experience will mark the 90th anniversary of Mickey Mouse and is inspired by the classic 1940 film Fantasia. It will feature  series of unique installations to bring some of the world’s most iconic classical music to life in a multi-sensory experience.

Prepare yourself for an adventure into a multi-coloured, kaleidoscopic, artistic interpretation of Disney Fantasia. Collect your headphones at the door and step inside Sounds and Sorcery. It’s time for a dance with a funky hippo that will leave you in a celestial spin, walk in a prehistoric wasteland to make your skin sizzle, seek out the fairies in a magical forest for an ethereal dream and, if you dare, sneak into the Sorcerer’s lair – you may find this surreal symphony swells the soul. ​​

Explore the space freely as each new tunnel reveals another stunning installation. Using cutting edge binaural sound recordings, 3D projection and light installation, the worlds of Disney Fantasia will be brought to life with musical sorcery.

Under the musical direction of Stephen Higgins, a ninety six piece orchestra has created a new recording especially for the experience, featuring the eight diverse classical pieces of music from the original film including The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, The Rite of Spring, Night on Bald Mountain and Nutcracker Suite.

Talking about the news Kieron Vanstone, Director of The Vaults, and Producer of Sounds and Sorcery, says: ‘When we first began exploring the world of Disney Fantasia, we knew instinctively that this was the next epic scale immersive project for us. For some time we’d been exploring the use of headphones, and specifically binaural technology, as a technique for plunging our audiences deeper into the worlds we create. Fantasia is such an inspiring, iconic movie that truly features some of the most excellent music that has ever been scored. We were incredibly inspired by what Walt Disney and his animators achieved with this music in the original movie, and our immersive take on it will aim to be as ground-breaking, just as inspirational and sprinkled with the same amount of wonderful.’

The experience will be directed by Daisy Evans, the founder and Artistic Director of Silent Opera whose work focuses on the use of headphones to bring classical music to new audiences. Design for the production has been created by Kitty Callister in collaboration with a variety of artists who have created the installations including David Gregory Sound Designer, Doug Foster Video Designer, Jake Wiltshire Lighting Designer and Andy George Production Manager.

Sounds and Sorcery will play at The Vaults from the 3rd July until the 30th September 2018. For more information and to book tickets visit: https://www.thevaults.london/sounds-and-sorcery-celebrating-fantasia

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