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Planetarium Lates: Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side Of The Moon (Dynamic Earth)

By | Published on Monday 21 August 2023

Virtual Reality without the headset! Described as “immersive” this astonishing 50th anniversary celebration of an important album was not about nostalgia. ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’ played in surround sound while the audience travelled open-mouthed and at speed through the spectacular universe and – entrancingly – the luminously alive ocean depths. There were occasional visual nods to the 1970s but this was primarily about experiencing space and time as a member of the 21st century; no need to wear flares. Excitement and spectacle gave way to pathos on the line “Home, home again” and the journey turned to Earth as experienced by astronauts – and audience. Got an hour to leave Edinburgh far behind with the mighty Pink Floyd? It’s quite a trip.

Dynamic Earth, various dates until 26 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Louise Rodgers]