Project Description

Lil Uzi Vert Tour 2022

Andrew Marchbank created a high-contrast, multi-screen mural to match Lil Uzi Vert’s assertive tastes for the rapper’s 2022 tour.

When Lil Uzi Vert’s team approached Andrew Marchbank about a tour, the Notch designer was given total creative freedom to devise looks that matched the rapper’s eclectic style. Rather than feeling overwhelmed, Marchbank used this lack of limitations to his advantage and began experimenting with high-contrast looks that would evolve with Lil Uzi Vert’s own evolving aesthetic throughout the entire performance.

Marchbank decided to mix everything live within Notch, beginning by designing all of the looks as separate layers. Then, by routing all effects into one master layer, he was able to fade the looks in and out smoothly. Each look even had multiple MIDI parameters for additional effects to play with during the performance.

From there, the Notch stream was sent via NDI to a media server or spouted into Resolume for added overlays and output. The final product was well-received from both the public and press, with Thomas Hobbs of The Guardian describing the effects as “intoxicating.”

“With Notch, I could make detailed refinements to the composition and have endless variability. By allowing for MIDI and exposed parameters, I could manipulate the effects in real time to keep audiences engaged with the performance.”

Andrew Marchbank, Creative Director & Notch Designer, Marchbank

Additional press coverage:
The Guardian.

Client: Lil Uzi Vert
Production Company: M99 Studios
Tour Manager: Keaton Kinnamin
Notch Designer: Andrew Marchbank

VJ: Andrew Marchbank
Lighting Designers: Kendrick Su (Chicago-DC), Chris Gentile (Europe), & Matt Palumbo (Miami)
Laser Designer: Anthony Garcia