The Olympic Journey


Sound Design and Music Soundscape by Bent Ear.

Bent ear were commissioned to create a stirring soundtrack for the Olympic Exhibition space in the Royal Opera House in London during the 2012 Olympic Games.

The exhibition ran for the duration of the games and consisted of an immersive audio-visual experience that was projected over a huge expanse of ribbon, filling the great room with evocative and powerful imagery. The sequences featured 16 of the all time great Olympians in grand sweeping bursts of energy.

The intimate stories relating to key objects and characters were told in a direct and engaging way on a series of small monitors.
Naturally given the venue, the soundtrack was very carefully created to fill the various spaces with an emotive and striking musical sound-scape.

The ROH website for this work is here.

The Telegraph sneak preview article can be seen here.

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