Conveying Creative Complexity & Artistic Vision

This virtual reality experience was made specifically for the Gyorgy Ligeti festival (5-8 april 2018). In collaboration with a Gyorgy Ligeti expert we set out to convey Ligeti’s process and deeper meaning in his work using immersive technology. We took two of his most respected compositions and augmented them with two distinct immersive worlds.

In the first part of the experience the user travels through Diablo’s staircase, a complex piano piece which can only be mastered by the very best of pianists. In the archives of the muziekgebouw we found the original composition sketches including comments and corrections. With this amazing source material we build a virtual structure, to have you literally fly through the process of Ligeti. The piano play of Diablo’s staircase is augmented by a choreography of lines, a metaphor for the complex vibrant power of the music piece; the staffs coming to live.


  • Creative Development
  • Procedural Animation