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Using an iPad Mini and pair of headphones, Thought Experiments in F# Minor leads its audiences along a route through Walt Disney Concert Hall, revealing an imagined world hiding in plain sight.

Created by acclaimed multi-media artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller and featuring Los Angeles Philharmonic musicians, Thought Experiments asks viewers to follow a film recorded in the past along the same route they are traversing in the present. Made using binaural microphones, which create a three-dimensional sound experience, and edited to create a sense of continuous motion, the fictional world of the film blends seamlessly with the reality of the architecture and body in motion. The perceptive confusion is deepened by Cardiff’s hypnotic voice and dream-like narrative elements.


This 40-minute video walk will be available during the same hours as the Music Center's self-guided tour of Walt Disney Concert Hall.
The video walk begins in the Grand Avenue Lobby of Walt Disney Concert Hall.
Recommended for ages 10 and up.

Update: All tours are canceled through June 9, 2021 to protect public health and slow the rate of transmission of COVID-19. Learn more.

Walk Schedule:
Monday–Saturday: Open 10AM-2PM


Yuval Sharon curator
Members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic
Paolo Bortolameolli conductor

Ellen REID: #Bang huM oFFice ruin (LA Phil commission)
REVUELTAS: Sensemayá
BACH: Fugue in F# Minor
LUTOSŁAWSKI: Symphony No. 1: Allegro vivace

Sarah Beaty soprano
Lucinda Carver harpsichord
Nathan Cole violin
Joseph Pereira percussion
Bing Wang violin

Danielle Agami choreographer
Alex Quetell dancer
Jobel Medina dancer


Jena Malone cat and composer
Lem Jay Ignacio composer’s friend
Natalie Galdamez ear
Louisa Abernathy, Lanisa Fredrick, and Jack Landron family in lobby
Olivia Cordell, Alex Fox, Eddy Munoz car park
Cindy Fernandez-Nixon woman in garden on phone
Aradhana Cardiff Miller, Sky Gray, Jessie Gray, Tika Jonnum, Samantha Seydor children

Bradley Rust Gray mise en scène
Emma Kingsbury costume designer
Erica Frohmdahl costume coordinator
Andrew Lynford casting services
Alex Rehberger stage manager
Luisa Rodriguez production assistant

Underwritten by the generous contributions of donors to the LA Phil Centennial Campaign