Vivid Sydney 2012 in videos
Fri 8th Jun, 2012 Features 428 viewsin
After a busy two weeks of lights, music and ideas, Vivid Sydney will be wrapping up it’s 2012 run of events on Monday night. ITM’s been on-ground at the Opera House from day one (have a read of our Vivid recap) and as well as reviewing the festival’s music schedule, we also went to work filming the Inside Vivid series. So before you head out to catch Vivid’s final weekend, have another look at our collection of videos, which range from an unmissable bounce tutorial to chats with the artists and creative directors who’ve put Vivid together.
How to bounce with Nicky Da B
Quite possibly our Vivid pièce de résistance, the How to Bounce tutorial with Nicky Da B is essential viewing. Before he led a raucous show at the GoodGod Danceteria last Saturday night, the dancehall rapper and recent Diplo collaborator took us through the various dance styles that make up New Orleans dance style bounce. Our favourite: ‘The Paunch’.
Future Classic, Isolee and Flume
Record label, touring agency and music publisher Future Classic hosted a sold-out party in the Opera House Studio with performances from Isolee, Flume and Jacques Renault. Before the anticipated bash, we caught up with Future Classic masterminds (and DJs) James and Chad as well as Isolee and Flume themselves.
But of course, just as important to Vivid as the music is the light displays. That in mind, we took a tour of the Opera House sails, lit by German design collective UBRANSCREEN, as well as the 60+ light installations around Circular Quay. Illuminating stuff.
Jonathan Boulet takes us home
Local folk hero and formidable beard-grower Jonathan Boulet took us inside his home studio to chat about his experience at the Modular Studio party, where he performed alongside Tom Vek and Kindness, and explore his new album We Keep The Beat, Found The Sound, See The Need, Start The Heart.
Fergys Linehan: Vivid Creative Director
Keebz: Collaborator on MCA lights
MCA lights and will.i.am collaborator Keebz talks about his collaborated with Will.I.Am on the music and loops for the interactive light display on the MCA for Vivid 2012. It’s some pretty cool stuff: using arm and hand gestures, passers-by can direct the artwork and rearrange loops and samples, controlling the tone and chord progression.
Getting technical with Spinefex
We also spoke to the technical brains behind this year’s interactive MCA façade and the motivations behind using “gestural technology”.
Vivid Festival Highlights
It was hard, but we picked the best bits of the festival for this event wrap. Enjoy!