Gestural Maestro

Gestural Maestro

  • Client: The GRAMMY Museum
  • Date: 2017
  • Service: Design, Development

Commissioned by The Leonard Bernstein Office and The GRAMMY Museum, in this interactive visitors are invited to “Be the conductor!” A Kinect camera and motion tracking allow the visitor to control the speed ( tempo ) and volume of a conductor leading an orchestra. In the initial release, visitors reprise Leonard Bernstein leading the Wiener Philharmoniker in Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67.

Gestural Maestro at Kennedy Center

Gestural Maestro - guest conducts at Kennedy Center opening

Gestural Maestro - Bernstein relative conducts at Kennedy Center opening A relative of Leonard Bernstein ‘conducts’.

Gestural Maestro Notes Early concepts.


Year Show Venue
2018 Leonard Bernstein at 100 Skirball Cultural Center
2017 Leonard Bernstein at 100 The New York Public Library
2017 Leonard Bernstein at 100 The Kennedy Center


Mar 1, 2018 — Skirball Cultural Center unveils details about major retrospective

Dec 8, 2017 — The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Honors Leonard Bernstein in New Exhibition

May 9, 2017 — Fourteen Local Arts Organizations to Partner with Kennedy Center in Leonard Bernstein at 100 Celebration Throughout 2017-2018 Season

May 9, 2017 — GRAMMY Museum® Commemorates Leonard Bernstein’s Centennial Year with Leonard Bernstein at 100