A city on the rise finds the light.
Lumenocity was originally conceived in 2013 as a way to welcome the orchestra’s new Music Director, Louis Langrée. It quickly grew to be one of the region’s most anticipated events. The show combines architectural projection mapping with a live performance from the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. It is meticulously choreographed and designed by Brave Berlin to create a unified experience of sight and sound.
The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
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Founding Creative Directors, Projection & Lighting Effects Design, Technical Design, Marketing and Brand Activation
“LumenoCity was a tour de force of Cincinnati’s creative community and a way to bring thousands into the inner city… it felt like a tipping point.”
“A better light show doesn’t exist on the planet (sorry Pink Floyd fans). The free performance at Washington Park drew 48,000 attendees this year, most of whom fell silent with wonder as silhouettes of Cincinnati Ballet dancers swept across the facade of Music Hall, and Charley Harper’s darling wildlife figures came to life, fluttering and flapping to John Adams’s frisky score, “Short Ride in a Fast Machine.” All we want for Christmas is word it will happen again next year.”
“It’s impossible to separate what happened in Washington Park on Aug. 3 and Aug. 4 from the economic revitalization Cincinnati has achieved in the past few years.”
“When it debuted in Washington Park in 2013, Lumenocity felt charmed. It seemed to showcase everything that was good about a city that was in the process of reinventing itself… The show was spectacular, with the massive east face of Music Hall bathed in undulating waves of light and images that flouted the laws of logic and physics. But it wasn’t just the technological “wow factor.” More impressive was the remarkable sense of goodwill that enveloped the entire neighborhood as an estimated 35,000 people showed up for the two free performances.”
“Lumenocity Lights Up Washington Park… Cincinnatians seemed ready for a reason to celebrate downtown. And it showed. More than 35,000 bodies packed the newly reopened Washington Park for music and projection mapping light shows onto Music Hall in 2013. The result was a series of events (Lumenocity grew into Blink) that would ultimately use art to draw millions to the city’s urban core.”