The event is free but advance tickets are required.
The Denison Department of Music presents the TUTTI Festival Concert I: “Journey Live.” Fifth House Ensemble presents an interactive live performance of the score of the video game Journey.
You wake alone, surrounded by miles of burning, sprawling desert, and soon discover the looming mountaintop that is your goal. Faced with rolling sand dunes, age-old ruins, caves and howling winds, your passage will not be an easy one. A cloaked avatar, you travel and explore this ancient, mysterious world alone, or with a stranger you meet along the way. While the goal is to get to the mountaintop, the experience is the discovery of who you are, the story of this place, and your purpose. The Chicago-based Fifth House Ensemble (praised by the New York Times for its “conviction, authority and finesse”) teams up with composer Austin Wintory to present an original, interactive live performance of his Grammy-nominated score to the video game Journey. Described as “the most beautiful game of its time” by IGN, critics have called Journey one of gaming’s crowning achievements. It is the fastest selling game to date on the Playstation Network. Never the same each time it is played, Journey is an interactive parable, an anonymous online adventure to experience a person’s life passage and their intersections with others. In this unprecedented collaboration, live musicians respond to the actions of game players in real time on stage.
TUTTI is a week-long festival celebrating new music and art, bringing artists across disciplines to Denison and the central Ohio community. This year’s festival features Chicago-based Fifth House Ensemble, Denison’s Ensemble-in-Residence ETHEL, and other artists in a multitude of concerts.
COVID Policy information: In addition to the Denison community, we are currently able to welcome fully vaccinated members of the public. You will be required to submit either your Denison D# or share your proof of vaccination when ordering your ticket. Family and Public ticket availability ends 24 hrs before the event. At this time, masks are optional in the Michael D. Eisner Center for the Performing Arts.
All events and COVID policies are subject to change.