For the launch of her new album, 3:33, which also marked her 10 year career anniversary, we designed a special show for Debi Nova and her band at the spectacular National Theater.
3:33 is an album that speaks of time. It is an exploration of the different moments in time that we go through in life, and love. It is an album that speaks of cycles.
With cycles as a concept, we designed the experience of the show to mimic the cycle of the day: from dawn to night, expressing time via light and color with special light fixtures created in our lab.
“3:33 is an album that speaks of the passing of time. It is an exploration of the different moments that we go through, in life, and in love”. -Debi NovA
Our third show along Debi was dedicated to celebrating her 10 year career anniversary and the launch of her new album, 3:33, at the iconic National Theater in Costa Rica.
Using cycles as a concept, we designed the experience for a minimalistic and sober show. We expressed the passing of time through light and color, illustrating the cycle of a day: from dawn to night.
The main elements onstage were imagined to be the essential markers of time: the sun and the moon. So, we designed and fabricated them as custom programmable light fixtures at our inhouse lab.
The space was distributed for the band and their different ensambles during the show. To create a visual mark of time using light and color, we divided and organized the concert setlist in blocks, so each block had its own color pallete, programmable light animations and changes of height in the position of the fixtures. This created different scenes, just as vivid as intimate.
Color was everything. We used projected images only for one song in the setlist, making use of a special gauze in the Theater to project elements around the singer while she danced to a choreography onstage. The graphic elements were a combination of hand drawn lettering and generative graphics made with code.
Date: February 14, 2020