Laser Light Synths

Laser Light Synths – 06/09/2014

Published On August 8, 2014 | By We Love Brighton | Theatre & Arts Reviews & Previews

Part of Brighton Digital Festival

Brighton Unitarian Church
6th September 2014

For its opening weekend, Brighton Digital Festival have announced a new interactive musical extravaganza taking place on New Road on the 6th September at 8pm

Laser Light Synths lets members of the public become musicians, using bespoke touch-activated musical instruments filled with hundreds of high power LED lights. As you play, the sounds trigger a laser light spectacle, running up the columns of the Unitarian Church. 

Seb Lee-Delisle is the Brighton-based BAFTA award-winning digital artist behind Laser Light Synths:

“I want to give everyone the chance to experience what it’s like to be in a band. Anyone can be part of the performance and I’ve designed the Light Synths to be easy to play but are genuinely expressive musical instruments.”

Lee-Delisle opened the 2012 Brighton Digital Festival with PixelPyros, a virtual pyrotechnics display projected onto a massive 60-foot wide screen, and last year he was awarded Arts Council funding to take it on a nationwide tour.

“Just like PixelPyros, the Laser Light Synths project will be nothing without the participation of the public”, Seb continues. “I love bringing computer technology out of offices and homes and into the open air for everyone to enjoy.”  

While some are playing, the rest will enjoy a unique sound activated laser light show, mapped on to the facade of the neo-classical building.

“I learned how to use lasers in PixelPyros and now I use them whenever I get the chance! We’ll be bringing the most powerful lasers I can get my hands on.”

As part of a studio residency at Brighton-based arts organisation Lighthouse, Lee-Delisle is currently conducting research and building prototypes.

“I’m designing these unique instruments from scratch along with members of local community group BuildBrighton, and the support from the Lighthouse team has been invaluable. This will be my third year as part of the festival, it’s such an enjoyable celebration and I’m proud to be a part of the vibrant creative tech community in Brighton.”

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