Wall of Sound: multimedia spectacle to mark an anniversary
Published on 7/1/2016 by
A stage as high as a block of flats, 250 musicians and a Beaulieu Lausanne that was lit up with fantastic lighting effects. To celebrate its 250th anniversary in 2012, western Switzerland's oldest newspaper "24 hours" treated itself and the region to the "Wall of Sound" music spectacle.
On the four storeys of the 18-metre high stage wall, a total of 250 choristors sang, with the Lausanne Sinfonietta orchestra positioned in front of them. Hits such as Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" and "Like a Rolling Stone" by Bastian Baker were fed in through 200 loudspeakers. And in the immediate vicinity: giant projections onto a surface of 400 square metres displayed photos and videos recounting the story behind the song that was playing, to an accompaniment of fireworks and the colourful lights of 850 lamps. A genuine "wall of sound".
The show originally came from Canada. Our subsidiary Winkler Multi Media was commissioned with implementing the show in Lausanne to the precise specifications of its inventors. A total of 36,000 visitors came over the three evenings.
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