Nicolas Jaar, the New York-based Chilean composer, brought in Colourblind to design the lighting and video on his European tour.
The tour made its way through a host of iconic venues and famous festivals, including Glasgow’s Barrowlands and Barcelona’s Sonar, claiming sold-out status and rave reviews. Colourblind, headed by Lynden Gare, designed a show to compliment the Chilean’s explorative music creations, and centre to the operation was a Hippotizer Media Server. The Karst unit used both SDI outputs, as well as splitting the DP to feed the LED strips. Running Hippotizer, it also fed IMAG screens at a number of the festival appearances.
Scenarios covered during the run included: projection at front of house on to a special 3m reflection surface (replaced with upstage LED at festivals); rear projection through smoke; LED strips by Light Initiative; and IMAG were present at festivals. The lighting team also used Marshall SDI POV cameras – all of which were on stage, and able to create video feedback loops to get output.
Green Hippo’s flexibility was crucial to Colourblind during the tour. For a show with no fixed structure or set list, Hippotizer Media Servers gave me the flexibility to create a bespoke show each night in the same way Nicolas was performing.
Lynden Gare, Colourblind