Kevin Dobbe

Project Videos: Compositions and Performances

Rochester Choral Arts Ensemble under the direction of Rick Kvam.


Saturday, May 3, 2014


Jan Kvam, piano;

Zumbro Lutheran Church Handbell Choir,

Lee Afdahl, Chromalume; Joanie Mix Lande, Choreography and dancer; Katie Cook, Jessica Doerrfeld, Molly Hunt, dancers.


Music composition and technology design: Kevin Dobbe


Rochester Orchestra and Chorale under the direction of Jere Lantz.


This is the complete 2nd movement from Color and Light. The work features two acoustic MIDI pianos that project the mapping of each key to various surfaces of the concert hall via software created by the composer entitled "Symphonic Vision". The lights cues are also controlled by a keyboard player reading music in order to exactly synchronize all light, camera input, and projector cues under the direction of the conductor.


Performed March 16, 2013



Music Composition, software creation, visual design and creation by Kevin Dobbe

Symphonic Vision Concert: March 28, 2015. Rochester Symphony Orchestra, Jere Lantz: Conductor,


Kevin Dobbe: Symphonic Vision Creator and Designer.

Symphonic Vision is a multimedia process that controls multiple media sets with a single MIDI keyboard. In this performance the following are controlled by a single keyboard musician reading the cues from a score, on-stage under the direction of the conductor: (1) Twelve video camera inputs, (2) Five data output projectors, (3) Twenty background scrim color lights, (4) Thirty overhead orchestra color lights, (5) Software visual synthesizers, (6) text going to screen for real-time interpretation of a script written by the conductor by an ASL interpreter (American Sign Language) for the deaf and hard of hearing.

Rochester Symphony Orchestra, Jere Lantz: Conductor,


Kevin Dobbe: Symphonic Vision Creator and Designer.


Symphonic Vision is a multimedia process that controls multiple media sets with a single MIDI keyboard. In this performance the following are controlled by a single keyboard musician reading the cues from a score, on-stage under the direction of the conductor: (1) Twelve video camera inputs, (2) Five data output projectors, (3) Twenty background scrim color lights, (4) Thirty overhead orchestra color lights, (5) Software visual synthesizers, (6) text going to screen for real-time interpretation of a script written by the conductor by an ASL interpreter (American Sign Language) for the deaf and hard of hearing.


Symphonic Vision Concert: March 28, 2015.

Rochester Orchestra and Chorale under the direction of Jere Lantz.


This is the third movement from the multimedia symphony Color and Light composed by Kevin Dobbe. This performance is by the Rochester Orchestra and Chorale under the direction of Jere Lantz.

The "Symphonic Vision" software is incorporated to synchronize all video and light cues as controlled by a MIDI keyboardist.


Performed March 16, 2013



Music Composition, software creation, visual design and creation by Kevin Dobbe

Rochester Orchestra and Chorale under the direction of Jere Lantz.


Orchestra Fanfare was written for the 75th year celebration of the Rochester Symphony Orchestra.  The work is written for full orchestra, Harp, and Piano.


Performed 1995, 2008, 2011,  2013



Music Composition by Kevin Dobbe

Rochester Symphony Orchestra, Jere Lantz: Conductor,


Kevin Dobbe: Symphonic Vision Creator and Designer.


Symphonic Vision is a multimedia process that controls multiple media sets with a single MIDI keyboard. In this performance the following are controlled by a single keyboard musician reading the cues from a score, on-stage under the direction of the conductor: (1) Twelve video camera inputs, (2) Five data output projectors, (3) Twenty background scrim color lights, (4) Thirty overhead orchestra color lights, (5) Software visual synthesizers, (6) text going to screen for real-time interpretation of a script written by the conductor by an ASL interpreter (American Sign Language) for the deaf and hard of hearing.


Symphonic Vision Concert: March 28, 2015.

Project Videos: Interactive Multimiedia Installations

This is a segment of the "Off 90" PBS show featuring the interactive artwork by Kevin Dobbe

This is a brief demonstration of the interactive installation located at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery building in Madison, WI.


The interactive lights, and sound was created by Kevin Dobbe and includes media that is created in realtime using the mathematical concepts of the Fibonacci Sequence and are controlled by the viewers of the work via their location and motion.

This is a brief demonstration of the interactive installation located at the Minnesota Bio Business building in Rochester, MN


The interactive video, light, and sound was created by Kevin Dobbe and includes original video, sound, and lights events that are controlled by the viewers of the work via their location and motion.

This is a brief demonstration of the interactive installation located at the Fine Arts Lobby of the Woodrow Wilson High School located in Washington DC.


The interactive video, light, and sound installation was created by Kevin Dobbe and includes original video, sound, and lights events that are controlled by the viewers of the work via their location and motion. The work also includes original artwork by WWHS students. The installation allows new artwork to be "dropped-in" each semester and become a part of the interactive video elements.

This is a brief demonstration of the interactive installation located at the University Center Rochester


The interactive sound installation was created by Kevin Dobbe and includes original music events that are triggered and controlled by the viewers of the work via their location and motion.

This is a brief demonstration of the interactive installation located Rochester Community College in Rochester, MN The interactive light and sound installation was created by Kevin Dobbe and includes original music, sound, and lights events that are controlled by the viewers of the work via their location and motion.

This is an excerpt of an 11-minute documentary aired by Public Television station KSMQ.


"Symphonic Vision", an arts software process created by Kevin Dobbe to synchronize video, cameras, and DMX controlled lights via a MIDI keyboard using traditional music notation for symphonic music musicians with music composition "Color and Light" by Kevin Dobbe.

This interactive installation was created for the production of the Guthrie Theatre's production of Sondheim's "Sunday in the Park with George".


The feature exhibition was created for the production run from June 7, to August 20, 2017.

Although there were four interactive media installations created, this video documents the largest of the four. The work features a 90' x 20' projection space on the "Endless Bridge" section of the Guthrie Theatre. The work is interactive such that the video, lights, and original music are all controlled by the motion and location of the viewers of the work. It is estimated that approximately 120,000 people will have interacted with the work during the production run.

Interactive Installation for Century College, in White Bear Lake, MN


Interactive Sound and Light Installation for 32 LED lights, and Eight-Channel Sound with activated original music compsitions.


The project was commissioned by the Minnesota State Arts Board: Percent for Arts.


The intatllation will was dedicated in October of 2016