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Light Play Sound Reactive System for Luminato Festival

Converting crowd sounds to captivating light show

A sound reactive light show in 250+ huge, suspended balloons for the Luminato Festival built on the amazing ballon field construction by KPMB Architects. June, 2008

Created by: Patrick Dinnen, David McAllum, Gabe Sawhney

The system we developed controlled colour and brightness of 250 internally lit, 5 foot balloons in real time. The entire display was sound responsive, setting off ripples and lightning bolts of coloured light in reaction to the sounds of spectators in the space.

Raju Mudhar from The Toronto Star described it:

"With the choreographed lighting from the balloons in the square, it did feel a bit like an outdoor club. But more than that, it was spontaneous and fun. People shared earphones with those that didn’t have. Every festival in town could use more of these types of moments."