Migrating with Bonobo

Louise Stickland

Colour Sound Experiment supplied a lighting and video floor package for the latest run of live shows by talented music producer Bonobo (Simon Green), with a brand new lighting look for the stage designed by Will Thomas.

The tour is in support of Bonobo’s recent UK Top 5 album, Migration, released in January on independent label Ninja Tune Records. Will Thomas has previously worked on Bonobo’s extensive Black Sands and The North Borders tours, which culminated at the end of 2014 with a sellout show at London’s Alexandra Palace.

Will has produced an energising and refreshing show to match the vibe of the music of “Migration” and its transitory themes. A major starting point for this was the visual material commissioned by Bonobo and produced by Strangeloop from LA, who also created the screen design which brought an architectural presence to the stage.

It was largely left to the ingenuity of Thomas and Technician / Rigger James Hind – with support from others at Colour Sound – to produce a safe ground-supported solution to position the asymmetric screens – the tallest being 5.5 metres high – in exactly the right places.