Mar 2011

Unique Sounds of Leipzig

In a world first, Laservision recently transformed the facade of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre into an interactive piece of musical art.

Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Laser Light Show, Multimedia Attraction - Laservision

As part of the Honk Kong Arts Festival Laservision, in conjunction with Leipzig Liberty, created a breathtaking 10 minute laser sequence on the Cultural Centre by transforming the unique sounds of the Leipzig Opera, Leipzig’s Gewandhaus and the St Thomas Boys Choir into a graphical representation using complex mathematical algorithms.

The 6,000m² façade of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre provided the perfect arena to place the unique music of Leipzig’s musical institutions directly in the spotlight.

Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Laser Light Show, Multimedia Attraction - Laservision

Leipzig Liberty developed the concept of “Sound-Equals-Light” and engaged Laservision as the technical consultant and equipment provider in order to bring their concept to life.

“Laservision’s laser show achieved just what we, as the city’s representatives, considered important: to reach a broad public, to appeal to the senses and to market Leipzig as the City of Culture to the people there with a congenial show”, said Mr Burkhard Jung, the Mayor of Leipzig City.

Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Laser Light Show, Multimedia Attraction - Laservision

Leipzig is known as of one of the major European city-centres of learning and culture in fields such as astronomy, optics and music. The “Sound-Equals-Light” project was developed to achieve three key objectives:

  • Increase public awareness of Leipzig as a cultural hub in Europe
  • Audiences associating our city inextricably with music, recognising Leipzig as one of Germany’s most important metropolitan musical centres
  • Increase public awareness of the Gewandhaus Orchestra, the St Thomas Boys Choir and Opera

Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Laser Light Show, Multimedia Attraction - Laservision

The “Sound-Equals-Light” artists Ludwig Schmidtpeter and Tim Grünewald, were intimately interested in the “contract between the ‘old‘ sound technology of classical music and the ultra-modern laser technology of the 21st century. With the show we want to create links between space (West to East) and time (classical to modern).


For additional information and photographs contact
Shannon Brooks
Laservision Mega~Media
p: +61 2 9658 1000
[email protected]


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