Monday, 6 October 2014

Post Tropical Lighting

Last night I went to see Irish musician James Vincent McMorrow play at the Shepherd's Bush Empire. This was the second time I saw him perform live, the first being in the Barbican back in January (how dreamy!). James is an amazing songwriter and performer and his most recent album Post Tropical is one of my favourites of the past few years. But great music aside, his performances of late have been done amid stunning lighting design by Conor Jacob. Conor has filled the stage with pyramids of light, each glowing, pulsing and changing colour as each song unfolds. In the background, 3d mapping brings a round surface, interruped by yet more pyramids, to life. It's not so easy to describe in words what he's achieved, and I certainly can't do it justice. Instead, click through to watch a video of the lighting in action, directed by Emma J. Doyle and made by James "purely to capture something that I love, and to share with people ... This video is all about the lights." James is currently on tour around Europe, so you might be able to see the show in a venue near you...

Images and video via James Vincent McMorrow