IMZ ACADEMY SESSION 2019: “The future of multi-camera live coverage of orchestral music”

12 April 2019
In the course of Karajan Music Tech Conference, Salzburg/Austria

This IMZ Academy Session evaluated the implications of new technologies for audiovisual music recordings and its impact on audience engagement.

The session was moderated by Matthias Röder (CEO at Eliette and Herbert von Karajan Institute) with expert speakers Johnny Laville (Digital Producer at BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra) and Alex Olegnowicz (CEO at Symmetcria Inc.) providing their unique insights.

After a look at the state-of-the-art technology used by BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the innovative digital strategies for classical music provided by Symmetrica Inc., the expert speakers discussed how these technological advancements can open up new creative approaches + opportunities and how that will shape + define the future of audiovisual music recordings in the upcoming 5-7 years.

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Matthias Röder

CEO at Eliette and Herbert von Karajan Institute

Matthias is an expert on intellectual property and innovation management. Apart from heading the Karajan Institute he is also a board member of the Karajan Foundation, founder of the Karajan Music Tech Conference and co-founder of the Sonophilia Network for Creative Leaders. He holds a PhD in music from Harvard University and is an alumnus of the Mozarteum University Salzburg. Matthias is a sought-after speaker and lecturer who has taught at Harvard University, the Change + Innovation Management Programme at the University of St. Gallen and Salzburg University.


Johnny Laville

Digital Producer at BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (BBC SSO)

Johnny produces orchestral visualisations and live streams for BBC Online, BBC iPlayer and social media. Johnny is interested in utilising new technology to capture and broadcast orchestras in the digital world. In an 11 year BBC career, he’s produced, directed and shelf-shot digital and social media music content for the BBC SSO, BBC Proms, BBC Arts Online, BBC Radio 6 Music, BBC at the Edinburgh Festivals and BBC Scotland, as well in projects across Europe and beyond. In a role for BBC Learning Johnny taught digital content creation skills to school children and students all over Scotland, and produced outreach content in India and Sri Lanka.

Alex Olegnowicz

CEO at Symmetrica Inc.

Alex Olegnowicz is a creative technology entrepreneur and innovator based in Toronto with extensive experience in the Canadian, US, and Latin-American markets. He specializes in creative technology solutions for media, entertainment and the arts and has worked with some of the most important producers and directors in Canada, the U.S. and Brazil. With Symmetrica, Alex brings his full passion for integrating technology, media and fine arts with a range of innovative and creative initiatives. He is currently developing an array of digital strategies for classical music across the world and in the past year has recorded over 27 concerts with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Symphoniker, New York Philharmonic, Baltic Sea Philharmonic and Orchestre Metroplitain. Symmetrica is currently producing MusicMakers, a streaming series with Kristjan Jarvi, Gianandrea Noseda and many other conductors and musicians across the globe.




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