Horizons Album Tour Creative DirectionLive Visuals
A multifaceted project in collaboration with Bag Raiders which included art direction, stage design and animation for their ‘Horizons' album tour.
Stage Design & Production
First, a multi-tiered stage plot was created from diagonally offset megadeck platforms. These structures served as risers for the band members and as structures to support additional animated content – a series of video-capable LED panels were designed and custom made to sit flush with the facade of the band risers. Finally, a series of 28, sequenced and programmable LED tube fixtures were sequenced to flank the stage.
Motion graphics & Animation
Along with a standard backdrop LED wall, the outlined stage design provided 3 distinct surfaces to activate with animated content. Rather than providing a series of content to be triggered by a VJ at live shows, we opted to create a linear, sequenced visual show which could be automatically fed to all LED outputs. This approach allowed us to create tightly synchronised animations and cues, creating dynamics and drama with a minimal, colour-blocked aesthetic.
A crucial aspect of this live show’s execution was the capacity for synchronous playback of audio and visual over 3 media walls and sound system. This was achieved by integrating MIDI cues from the band’s live DAW (digital audio workstation) and a visual output computer – allowing the band to loop, jam and improvise, without losing visual playback sync.