Flora Borealis is a multimedia and interactive evening stroll of more than one kilometre in the heart of the oldest botanical garden in the United States created by Christie360 and Gentilhomme.
Troublemakers had the mandates of musical composition, sound design and on-site integration of audio content.
The main challenge of this project involved composing the music for eight different zones while ensuring musical harmony between each of these zones, since it was possible to hear more than one audio source at certain points along the way. It was also necessary to think about an expressive and organic but non-invasive sound design, since the garden is located in the heart of a residential area.
Flora Borealis was a phenomenal success for the botanical garden and the City of St. Louis to such an extent that they decided to continue the experiment the following year.
Video credit: Missouri Botanical Garden
Photo credit: Wesley Schaefer + Sébastien Tessier