Praised by The New York Times for "conviction, authority and finesse," Chicago-based Fifth House Ensemble teams up with composer Austin Wintory to present an original, interactive live performance of his GRAMMY-nominated score to the video game Journey. Never the same each time it's played, Journey is an interactive parable, an anonymous online adventure to experience a person's life passage and their intersections with others.
The whole undertaking is marked by spirited music-making of the finest kinds.
– San Francisco Chronicle
Related Lessons: Life Lessons Learned Playing Video Games; The Hero's Journey in Literature, Theater, and Video Games; The Video Game Development Process
About Youth Performances
Through our Campus and Community Engagement program, Texas Performing Arts offers daytime youth performances especially designed to make a strong impression on youth in grades 7-12. Youth Performances are available free of charge for educators and students in Austin and the Central Texas area. Educational materials are provided in advance and there is a Q & A session for students to ask the performers questions following the performance. Seating is limited to 150 per school. Special requests may be allowed for larger groups.
- 5HE is currently an Ensemble-in-Residence at the Music Institute of Chicago.
- Journey’s development lasted over three years and was the longest project composer Austin Wintory spent developing.
- Journey received a Grammy nomination for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media in 2012, becoming the first video game score to receive a Grammy nomination.
- Over the last decade, the ensemble has collaborated with theater groups, visual artists, animators, composers, astronomers, folk musicians and corporate innovators for cross-media performances.
- A member of the Illinois Arts Council’s Arts-in-Education Roster, 5HE has presented performances and residencies at Chicago public schools and the Chicago Cultural Center.