You wake alone, surrounded by miles of burning, sprawling desert, and soon discover the looming mountaintop that is your goal. Faced with rolling sand dunes, age-old ruins, caves and howling winds, your passage will not be an easy one. A cloaked avatar, you travel and explore this ancient, mysterious world alone, or with a stranger you meet along the way. While the goal is to get to the mountaintop, the experience is the discovery of who you are, the story of this place, and your purpose.
The Chicago-based Fifth House Ensemble (praised by the New York Times for its “conviction, authority and finesse”) teams up with composer Austin Wintory to present an original, interactive live performance of his Grammy-nominated score to the video game Journey. Described as “the most beautiful game of its time” by IGN, critics have called Journey one of gaming’s crowning achievements. It is the fastest selling game to date on the Playstation Network.
Never the same each time it is played, Journey is an interactive parable, an anonymous online adventure to experience a person’s life passage and their intersections with others. In this unprecedented collaboration, live musicians respond to the actions of game players in real time on stage.
Bass flute generously provided by Trevor James Flutes.
Live players for the Chicago show were selected through a competition presented by Killer Queen Mercury Squad.
Journey LIVE at Mount Royal University
Friday, May 5, 2017, 7:30pm
4825 Mount Royal Gate SW
Calgary, AB T3E 6K6
$44 / $69 / $69 CAD
Journey at MAGFest
Saturday, February 20, 2016, 2:00pm
Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center
201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20756
$75 Festival Pass
Journey at Steppenwolf Theatre
Sunday, February 28, 2016, 7:30pm
Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60614
$25 General Admission
Journey at Florida Atlantic University
Saturday, April 9, 2016, 7:00pm
University Theatre, 777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431
$15 Reserved Seats
Journey at University of Illinois at Springfield
Saturday, April 16, 2016, 8:00pm
Sangamon Auditorium, 1 William Maxwell Lane
Springfield, IL 62703
$44 Reserved Seats
Journey LIVE at National Sawdust
Friday, July 8, 2016, 8:30pm
80 N 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249
$60 Advance, $75 Doors
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Fifth House Ensemble is calling on artists from all over the world to submit their own Journey fan art. Winning submissions will be included in our touring programs and pre-show projections, and top picks will have the opportunity to win concert tickets, merchandise and more!
The Journey Art Contest is now closed. Thank you all for your submissions!