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David Byrne: American Utopia

Prize(s) Winners in Stage Lighting
Company Sinclair / Wilkinson
Lead Designers Rob Sinclair
Completion Date January 2018 - January 2020
Project Location World tour, Broadway
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Entry Description

I'm extremely proud of the David Byrne: American Utopia show. It's a wonderful example of precise and simple ideas taken to their logical conclusion. The show asks the question of what happens when the stage is empty? If there is none of the architecture of the classic rock show. Using cues form dance, opera, drama and rock lighting we built a precise and beautiful show where no cue was inserted for the sake of it. We tracked the performers in 3d space allowing us to light or choose not to light then wherever they were. The show won the Knight of Illumination award in 2018.
Company Description

Rob Sinclair has been working worldwide for twenty years designing music concerts.

Recent credits include:

David Byrne, LCD Soundsystem, Kylie Minogue, MØ, Tame Impala, Peter Gabriel, Vampire Weekend, Bastille, Shania Twain, Lorde, Pet Shop Boys, Florence and the Machine, Queen + Adam Lambert, Game of Thrones live concert tour, Starlight Express, System of a Down, Clean Bandit, Bananarama, Kygo, Bryan Ferry, Miley Cyrus, Jamie T, Hurts, Glass Animals, Adele, Charli XCX, Pulp, Jack Johnson, Jessie Ware, Feist, Galantis, Flume, Zayn, Tame Impala, Banks, Goldfrapp, Marina and t