Over the course of 5 months, FRAY Studio produced the real-time visuals for the Music of the Spheres World Tour, including video and generative effects and an interactive game for a pre-show warm-up.
Video effects played a vital role, with a brief to have IMAG continually displayed throughout the show. With the stage featuring 8 large LED screens, the team created a variety of looks using real-time generative effects that added moments of hyper-realistic stylised accents to the band following the narrative arc of the show.
Before each show, audience members could complete in a dance-off on two dance floors generating energy from movement. This in turn produced electricity for the show itself. Notch was used to visualise the energy generated and put video effects on the live feed of the audience dancing. The pre-show game screens would also display the current city, an activity meter, and an animated battery showing the generated energy. A video operator could then display the winner across the screens.
These accents of generative effects included the colourful prismatic trail effects of ‘Paradise’ and ‘A Sky Full of Stars’; the motion-generated particles of ‘Biutyful’; the gritty, audio-reactive video distortions of ‘People Of The Pride’; the psychedelic rainbow chaser colour effects of ‘Charlie Brown’; and the live recording capture and reverse playback of the band and audience of ‘The Scientist’.