The Beethoven Experience

“The Beethoven Experience” is a travelling exhibition jointly developed by DF Experiences, Metropolitan Festival Orchestral and MCC International. This experience was created in 2020 to commemorate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth and celebrate his musical brilliance and legacy.

The Charm of Beethoven

Featuring a unique multi sensory exhibition accompanied by the iconic musical works of Beethoven. The exhibits are specially designed and curated to provide not only an immersive and interactive experience, but also one rich in interactive and educational content, connecting the visitors deeply with Beethoven’s struggles and his musical triumphs.

The Beethoven Experience incorporates not only content and displays, but also activities with art and music elements. The exhibition has been showcased in Shanghai and currently showcasing in Taicang, and is projected to be showcased in Chengdu.

The Experience

Spreading across a 1,500sqm space, the exhibition delves into his life, his work and his music influence till today. Other than the historical context of his life, the exhibition also showcases Beethoven’s innermost thoughts and feelings through a curated experience. Scientific and educational content are also incorporated within the exhibits to provide the visitors with an informative learning experience all round.

Interactive exhibits

The Beethoven Experience seeks to be an unguided, immersive exhibition, where visitors feel welcome and are enticed into interacting with the exhibits.

In this zone, the interactive projection of coloured liquid sequence is pre-programmed to complement emotions within the famous piece of Beethoven’s – Symphony No.5 heard in this space. Visitors are encouraged to interact freely with the projection by hovering their hands across the screen to “paint” their expression along with the music and change the flow of how certain colours appear.

This series of neo-classical art frames that houses interactive touch screen panels recount the beginning of Beethoven’s life and his journey into the world of music. These panels provide “bite-sized” information with added QR code at the corner to provide visitors for further reading without affecting the flow of the exhibition experience.

Immersive
Experiences

One of the main highlights of the exhibition is the 360-degree projection mapping of Beethoven’s birth. The zone features the images of Beethoven in painting and sketches, along with his manuscripts and the streets of Bonn and Vienna.

Visitors will have an immersive experience within the artist’s impression of this legendary music maestro in the period correct setting to the cities which Beethoven spent his life in.

In another immersive space with directional speakers strategically set-up, visitors can hear 3 movements from 3 different compositions by Beethoven all round. An avatar of instruments scattered across the musical table is present for them to interact with.

Visitors will have to stand in front of an orchestra instruments – taking the role of a conductor. With each pieces removed, they are able to mute the particular instrument that they have picked up and hear the same pieces of music void of that particular instrument. Through this interaction, visitors get to learn how the various instruments and how every instrument is critical to complete the masterpiece.

Memories In Pictures

Throughout the experience flow, there are various zones where visitors can take alluring pictures with as memories to bring home.

Each exhibit was thoughtfully created to express Beethoven’s masterpiece. Featuring sequin pieces meticulously arranged resembling a burst of gold dust and enchanting musical notes suspended from the air representing the exact number of musical notes from Beethoven’s musical piece “Beethoven Symphony No.5” are just two from the many meaningful photo opportunities across the experience.

Widely regarded as the greatest composer who ever lived, Beethoven dominates a period of musical history no one ever has. The Beethoven Experience is definitely an exhibit not to miss for music enthusiasts!

Travelling
Exhibition

Exhibit Size

1,000-1,500sqm

(Scalable According to Venue)

Duration

40-45mins

Target Audiences

Families
Tourists
Students

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