Deadmau5 the famous electronic musician has teamed up with Nokia project to produce an amazing light show on the 120-metre-high London Millbank Tower. The show was a live 4D event and the pairing came together to illuminate the banks of the River Thames in London as part of the major launch of the new Nokia Lumia phones.
Life back into London
The light show was the perfect way to throw some life back into London, a perfect pick-me-up for sad Londoners who can usually be heard lamenting the early sunsets on most tube and train platforms across the city.
However, this will not be the only visual show Londoners will experience, since with the new year now less than a month away London plays host to one of the greatest firework displays the world over. In the last few years the London Eye has been used as the main backdrop for the display which this year promises to be just as amazing.
For the light show that has just taken place it would be safe to say that a whole lot more preparation had to go into it compared with a fireworks display. To create the projections, each of the buildings 800 windows had to be covered in vinyl, while at the same time 16 powerful projectors had to be placed on either side of the river.
The projectors would then beam the pictures on to the Millbank Tower creating that rich visual look and assisting with the power behind the display.
Deadmau5 is well known for including spectacular light and visual displays at his live shows, after all this is a musician who wears what looks like a mouse’s head over his head, and he is known to have many different appearances to alter the effect he himself is trying to achieve but to match the surroundings and maximise the visual aspect of his performance.
The majority of London clubs and clubs the world over us lightshows to some degree, using projections or VJs. However, for deadmau5 this was by far the biggest he had experienced and this is interesting especially when you consider the amount of effort he puts into making sure his shows are also visually enticing.
“Visuals have always been an important part of my shows, so the chance to work with Nokia and its projection team on a project of this scale and ambition is really exciting. It’s also great to be able to play such an iconic landmark and to a UK crowd,“ said Deadmau5.