“Universe of Light” makes its U.S. debut at the Clark Planetarium on Friday, July 12 at 8:00 pm. It is an amazing 360-degree immersive experience that features the best of Lichtmond’s audio-visual journeys. This unique adventure combines a variety of Ambient-Pop and Chillout melodies with magical worlds of 3D animation imagery.
LICHTMOND revolves around the brothers Giorgio and Martin Koppehele, and includes guest works by internationally renowned artists Alan Parsons, I Muvrini, and Boy George. The resulting collaboration created a perfect sound landscape for the visual pieces created by the Madrid-based team IMAGO-D Studios.
The “Universe of Light” world premiere opened to sell out crowds at Planetarium Hamburg in Germany last spring and continues to break attendance records. “The beauty of LICHTMOND animations is that you are able to roam freely within their newly created world”, says Thomas Kraupe (Director of Planetarium Hamburg). Hamburg spent a year adapting the animations to play for dome theaters.
Together with Alan Parsons, the Koppehele brothers recorded “Precious Life”, the hit single from the new LICHTMOND 2 album “Universe of Light”.
Alan Parsons started his career as assistant engineer at the legendary Abbey Road Studios and worked together with Paul McCartney on the last two Beatles albums. He also worked as sound engineer on Pink Floyd’s world success “The Dark Side of the Moon”, before forming his own band together with Eric Woolfson. As “The Alan Parsons Project,” he released a series of global hit albums such as “Tales of Mystery and Imagination,” “Pyramid,” “I Robot,” “Eve” and “Eye in the Sky.” Alan Parsons said about the LICHTMOND collaboration: “I think it’s possible that LICHTMOND could be the next Tangerine Dream or Kraftwerk. They have the potential. They got the right sound, they got incredible images!”
“Universe of Light” will play in stunning 4000 x 4000 pixel resolution in the Hansen Dome Theater with a specially mixed-for-the-dome 5.1 surround soundtrack. The hypnotic musical styles and beautiful landscapes make it a special experience for all ages. Showings will run nightly at 8:00 through mid November.