Our latest animation launches:
This week the Academy for the Love of Learning launched a latest MediaDesk NM production, Living and Learning in a New Key: The Spaces Between, which is our second animated production.
This animation presents a landscape inspired by Aaron Stern’s discussion of that which emerges from the cracks between major and minor; a musical expression of the play between the human experience of well being and suffering.
The original musical composition, Thirteen Anniversaries, was a gift from Leonard Bernstein to Aaron Stern, Founder and President of the Academy for the Love of Learning in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Shortly after completing the composition, Bernstein created an orchestral setting of the piece with added voice and entitled it Opening Prayer. This composition premiered at the gala re-dedication of Carnegie Hall in November of 1986. Later Bernstein incorporated the piece as the final movement of his last orchestral work, Concerto for Orchestra.