In a world first, Laservision recently transformed the facade of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre into an interactive piece of musical art.
As part of the Hong 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.
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.
Leipzig is known as 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:
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).”