InTheMix, Sounds Like a Nice Time, Underground Arts Party & Kingdom Sounds present, as part of VIVID Music:
PAINTING WITH LIGHT :
An Interactive Light & Sound Showcase ft.
COSMO’S MIDNIGHT – EGO & RIBONGIA’S IMAGINARIUM –
MUTO – POGO – SPECTRUM
Sounds Like a Nice Time invite you to explore the visualisation of sound as it manifests in Sydney’s 2017 contemporary music scene, as part of the Vivid X|Celerate program in partnership with City of Sydney for Vivid Sydney. For one night only, Sydney light and set designers Underground Arts will ‘paint’ an entire venue, using light as their brushes.
The Imperial Hotel’s basement and upstairs spaces will undergo a complete transformation, as Underground Arts turn the familiar into the unfamiliar, conjuring up an immersive, visual feast for the senses. Painting With Light will showcase captivating venue-design that incorporates state-of-the-art-technology; including powerful projection mapping, head-turning holograms, UV/blacklight work, infinity boxes, atmospheric fog effects and roaming performers.
Underground Arts will playfully highlight, deconstruct, and recontextualise both rooms’ usual geometry; working their unique brand of aesthetic-driven magic on the dual spaces. Hitting the stage for the performance component of Painting With Light will be a collection of five early-career artists from Sydney’s creative industries, known for pushing the boundaries of their practice. Expect dynamic, textured, and powerful live music sets, alongside brilliant screen work involving motion graphics, animation, and video.
Sounds Like a Nice Time’s Steven Sewell, who curated Painting With Light, says it’s an exciting project for his team to have pulled together: “It’s awesome to be working with Underground Arts on this project, who are the visual architects leading the event’s projection elements. It will be an evening where everyone can dance to great sets from acts like Inner West legends Cosmo’s Midnight, while also getting to see some of the mind-blowing work of awesome video artists.”
In The Cellar – 2017’s Brightest Producer & Visual Guns, Illuminated
Producer brothers Patrick and Cosmo Liney, COSMO’S MIDNIGHT, have cemented themselves in Australia’s prominent league of contemporary club heroes, taking their bouncy, bright dance-pop from the Inner West to the wider world. Their hit track Walk With Me (ft. Kucka) dominated the triple j airwaves for most of last year, and they have already started 2017 strong with their funk-driven single History. Come and revel in their shimmering melodies and synth-pop samples; playfully highlighted with light.
You may already be familiar with EGO’s terrific visuals for producer Paces’ current live show, or the music videos he’s created for artists from Modular, Sweat it Out, and Future Classic. Or you may be a fan of Sydney based producer RIBONGIA and his multi-dimensional, worldly and wildly electronic productions, or his exhilarating live show, that he recently took through Europe with Hermitude. The two Sydney creatives come together in IMAGINARIUM, an experience that’s part dance party, part art gallery, and part cinema, combining Ribongia’s dynamic live instrumentation and musical prowess with Ego’s surreal visual production and audio-visual performance. The two artists will flood The Imperial with sights and sounds, bringing the room to life.
With an instinct for feel and texture in his music, MUTO’s propelled himself out of Sydney’s Northern Beaches and straight onto the triple j airwaves, with two of his debut singles —Through the Fog and Wildfire – having already been added into rotation on the station. An accomplished producer beyond his 23 years, come and marvel at his live prowess. Painting With Light likewise offers Sydney audiences the chance to witness the brilliant talent of animator/producer POGO, who takes all your favourite Disney movies, pop culture classics, and animations and flips them on their head, synchronising them with psychedelic beats. A Pogo live show is playful, exciting and nothing short of genius.
Upstairs – Spectrum Takeover: An Interactive Laser Landscape From Leftfield
While the basement heaves with sound and light, upstairs a gallery-like interactive exhibition will unfold, as Sydney designers Lloyd Barrett and Kieran Warner-Hunt share their project SPECTRUM – a laser-drawn, dynamic artwork and 3D sonic landscape, shaped by the participation of the audience members. Between them, the guys’ previous work includes everything from a performance piece that uses the sounds from the performers muscle contractions and blood flow to create music, to an interactive, multi-channel drone soundscape derived from plant-human interaction, so audiences can expect Spectrum to be every bit as intriguing, investigative and impressive.
Painting With Light – a VIVID X|Celerate Event
Vivid Music presents a cutting-edge contemporary music program featuring collaborations and performances from local and international acts at venues across Sydney. Vivid Music is presented as part of Vivid Sydney, the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas. Vivid Sydney is owned, managed and produced by Destination NSW, the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency, and runs from 26 May to 17 June 2017. For more information head here.
PAINTING WITH LIGHT
Saturday June 10th, Doors 8pm
The Imperial, 35 Erskineville Road, Sydney
This is an 18+ event
Painting with Light is presented by InTheMix, Sounds Like a Nice Time, Underground Arts Party & Kingdom Sounds as a part of VIVID Music. This Vivid Sydney event is part of the X|Celerate music program and proudly presented in partnership with the City of Sydney.
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