Modern concert light shows started with laser art in the far-out 1960s. Since then, technology has progressed and now frequently uses much more sophisticated tech like bulky argon and krypton ion lasers, along with moving lights, tungsten lighting, discharge lighting, LED lighting, strobe lighting, and followspots. These lighting choices do create an entertaining experience during most shows. But do they improve the audience-performer connection through the use of light?
Last year I went to Coldplay concert here in LA. I love this band, not only because of their amazing songs, but their brilliant performances. As part of their show, the audience was given LED wristbands which automatically changed colors during the performance. Imagine nearly 60 thousand people waving these wristbands!? It did create a massive unity experience during the concert, but it was probably expensive, complicated logistically, and wasteful, since ultimately all of those wristbands ended up in landfills.
The idea of concerts and live events is to engage audience to the performance and entertain not only with the music or sport event, but add something else, some flavor.
Remember the days when everybody was holding cigarette lighters during a melodic song at a concert? Now we sometimes see bands and show producers trying all kinds of additional LED glow supplies. Most popular are wristbands, LED balls, lanyards and much more. Now as smart phones are taken over we finally see the appearance of light show apps. Such apps include effects of strobe lighting, candle or rave flashing lights. What’s great about it is you don’t need to think about shipping and distributing a product -- the audience already has everything they need with their phone. All you need as a performer is to purchase the app.
Today’s concert lighting is often focused on merging experience with the audience, creating this atmosphere of unity, interaction and fun. That’s why YourchestraApp exists to sync your audience’s smartphones, and to create a light show at live events, thus creating massive merging experience with your audience and fans throughout the concert. Have questions? Click here.