Beyond the Score’s creative director Gerard McBurney and director of photography Brendan Hubbard captured sights and sounds from Fairfield County, Conn., where the composer Charles Ives was born and spent much of his life. Ives’ Symphony No. 2 was featured in a new Beyond the Score production at Symphony Center on April 25 and 27, 2014, conducted by Sir Mark Elder.
Famous for his unorthodox composing career (he was an influential insurance executive by day), Ives wrote music with prescient and iconoclastic harmonies that sound as innovative today as they did to his contemporaries. Particularly meaningful to Ives were the soundscapes of his hometown community, and the mixture of sounds made by man as echoed through nature.
View the gallery for a behind-the-scenes glimpse as McBurney and Hubbard gathered footage for the “digital set” of this new production. Photographs by Cameron Arens.
ABOVE: Detail from Charles Ives’ childhood house.