Music for the skies
The Shanghai Tower commissioned Simon to compose a fully immersive symphonic suite for a totally unique venue, 2000 feet in the air. Featuring orchestra, choir and five octaves of bells, it will be played at the 3D immersive hall on the 126th floor of the Shanghai Tower.The space is being fitted with 260 loudspeakers in a true 3 dimensional array. Simon has written the music with multiple, separate interlocking orchestral parts to allow for a truly spectacular 3D sound experience
The Shanghai Tower is the world's first vertical city, with seven levels of gardens, a museum, a five star hotel. It has been built using using innovative energy and material saving architecture.