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Ableton Loop 2018 || The Montalbán, Los Angeles || Nov. 9 - 11 2018

Ableton Loop 2018 || The Montalbán, Los Angeles || Nov. 9 - 11 2018

LightRiders got to hang out at the The Montalbán for a few nights and soak in the creative convergence that was Ableton Loop 2018. We put up beaded curtains, hung overhead and horizontally, to create a beautiful, flowing light installation floating above the gorgeous rooftop. Attendees got to hang out and take in performances by Richard Devine, hear talks with creators, and vibe out to Dublab DJs all weekend.

Design

  • 130 strands of beaded LEDs

  • 1,800 individual LEDs

  • 30 x 60 resolution

  • Live controlled and audioreactive

Collaborators

Ableton

Triforium || Los Angeles || Oct./Nov. 2018

Triforium || Los Angeles || Oct./Nov. 2018

LightRiders was honored to be a part of this incredible project to bring the Triforium back to life for a three part series in the fall of 2018. Featured in the LA Times and the culmination of a multi-year project, this endeavor revived a decades old, ahead-of-its-time audiovisual structure originally designed and installed by Joseph Young. With new technology (and some old tech), we were able to get the Triforium back up and running for a limited, temporary run. Hopefully, it can be restored to embody the original vision of Joseph Young’s futuristic vision.

From the Triforium Project

“The series, curated by Claire L. Evans and Jona Bechtolt of 5 EVERY DAY and YACHT, is hosted by Tom Carroll of TOM EXPLORES LOS ANGELES and made possible with the assistance and support of LA City Councilmember JOSE HUIZAR, the Los Angeles DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS, the GOLDHIRSH FOUNDATIONTHE NATIONAL TRUST FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION, and NOW ART LA.”

Media Coverage

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Los Angeles Times

After decades of silence, L.A.'s Triforium becomes the 'pipe organ of light' its creator meant it to be — for three nights

@triforiumproject

Curbed LA

See Downtown’s space-age Triforium sculpture light up to music

Design

  • 1,474 individual light fixtures

  • 29,480 total LEDs

  • 3 individual faces with 22 columns of light fixtures on each column

  • ~60 ft tall

  • Live controlled and audioreactive

KCRW Masquerade Ball 2018|| Downtown Los Angeles || 10.27.18

We were so happy to get the opportunity to work with the KCRW events team to put together the “Chamber of Luminescence,” a room filled with our theGRiD installation- an immersive installation with vertical foam tubes filled with embedded LEDs. The masquerade ball was filled to the brim and the costumes were incredible. See the details below…

Design

  • (45) 4FT HANDMADE FOAM TUBES (YOU CAN'T BUY THESE ANYWHERE!)

  • Total of 3,000+ LEDs,

  • 68 individually controlled LEDs per tube

  • 9 x 5 grid

  • ~30 ft long x ~12 ft wide

Artwalk Ventura 2018 || Ventura, CA || 10.6.18

Artwalk Ventura 2018 || Ventura, CA || 10.6.18

Thanks to Downtown Ventura Partners, we were invited to come to the 25th Anniversary of the Ventura Artwalk to do an all new installation customized for this special occasion. We used plastic LED beaded curtains, hung in parallel, to create a light world that could be seen from afar and immersive. The beaded curtains created a nostalgic feel with a modern tech twist. With the help of Darvik Productions, we were able to create a 240 sq. ft world for a night and establish an interactive LED world for people to enjoy. See the details below…

Design

  • LED Beads

  • 3,150 individual LED beads, hung in strands of 15 beads

  • Ten separate curtains of 315 LED beads each,

  • Area: LED bead curtains hung parallel in a 40 ft. x 60 ft. space

  • Live controlled and audioreactive

Reseda Artwalk 2018 || Reseda, Los Angeles || 9.29.18

Reseda Artwalk 2018 || Reseda, Los Angeles || 9.29.18

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We came home (raised in Reseda!) for the third year and put together something we had never done before- a dual structure immersive installation with more LED lanterns - 150 - than we had ever done before. This allowed us to create patterns that mirrored each other on each structure and also had patterns that bounced between structures to create a cohesive experience. See below for more details!

Design

  • 150 lanterns

  • 3,000 LEDs

  • Two independent structures

  • Each structure: 8 ft. tall/30 ft. around

  • Each structure: 5 rows of 15 lanterns each

  • Structure material: PVC

  • Live controlled and audioreactive

Spring Splash 2018 || UC Riverside || 5.12.18

Spring Splash 2018 || UC Riverside || 5.12.18

Video Recap

LightRiders made our way out to UC Riverside's annual outdoor music festival Spring Splash. The event was huge, college kids showing out, and a lantern grid by yours truly to add to the experience.  Thanks to the UC Riverside ASPB for inviting us to be a part of a wild event. 

Design

  • (32) Paper Lanterns with LEDs embedded

  • 8 x 4 grid

  • ~25 ft long x ~16 ft tall

  • Live controlled 

#NYELA2017 || Grand Park LA || 12.31.17

#NYELA2017 || Grand Park LA || 12.31.17

Video Recap

We were honored to be invited back by the folks at Grand Park LA in the heart of downtown Los Angeles for our third New Years eve event in a row. We installed our most immersive installation yet, theGRiD.  3000+ LEDs spread out over 45 4ft. hand-rolled foam tubes hung down to create a a bright, rich immersive 3D environment. New Years Eve guests hung out in the hanging light-forest to take selfies, talk, romance, and enjoy the view. Always an incredible event!

Design

  • (45) 4ft handmade foam tubes (you can't buy these anywhere!)

  • Total of 3,000+ LEDs, 68 individually controlled LEDs per tube
  • 9 x 5 grid
  • ~30 ft long x ~12 ft wide
  • Overhanging structure using wire and nylon rope

Working Not Working/Vice Media #FoodFightLA || Vice Media HQ || Venice, CA || 10.4.17

Working Not Working/Vice Media #FoodFightLA || Vice Media HQ || Venice, CA || 10.4.17

Video Recap

It was an honor to be asked to support Working not Working's #FoodFightLA, sponsored by VICE Media. This was the launch of their Work In Progress program, connecting creatives and changers to do good. 

Design

  • (24) Helium filled balloon stacked in 3 arches
  • (20) Foam tubes with omnidirectional views
  • Audioreactive and live controlled

Collaborators

Working not Working // Vice Media

Reseda Rising ArtWalk + Night Market || Reseda, CA || 9.23.17

Reseda Rising ArtWalk + Night Market || Reseda, CA || 9.23.17

Video Recap

Reseda is where LightRiders was raised. So naturally, we had to debut our newest installation, the GRiD, for this year's event (11:11 Creative Collective).  Our most immersive installation yet. 

Design

  • (45) 4ft handmade foam tubes (you can't buy these anywhere!)
  • Total of 3,000+ LEDs, 68 individually controlled LEDs per tube
  • 9 x 5 grid
  • ~30 ft long x ~12 ft wide
  • Overhanging structure using urban materials (palm trees, fencing) and wire rope

TARFEST 2017 || LA BREA TARPITS/LACMA || LOS ANGELES || 9.16.17

TARFEST 2017 || LA BREA TARPITS/LACMA || LOS ANGELES || 9.16.17

Video Recap

A return to Tarfest for our second go around. Had a ball lighting up the stage and a separate set of installs for the beer garden. Thanks to Launch LA for inviting us back! 

Design

Stage

  • helium filled, LED embedded balloons over the stage
  • live control
  • two balloon arches (front of stage back of stage) + two balloon bundles

Beer Garden

  • (4) paper lantern bundles spread throughout the beer garden
  • independent pre-programmed LEDs 

Collaborators

Launch LA

Team Supreme || #TBTUESDAY || The Echo || 2.28.17

Team Supreme || #TBTUESDAY || The Echo || 2.28.17

Another chance to light up Team Supreme, this time a benefit at the Echo in LA. All proceeds went to the ACLU and Bridges for Music.  

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Design

  • (15) 24" helium/air filled balloons/custom printed
  • 19 LEDs per balloon/285 total LEDs
  • "Live" controlled with a Queneo
  • Audio reactivity and custom programming

Collaborators

Team Supreme/Greg Gerschenson

 

    NYE LA 2016 || Grand Park LA || 12.31.16

    NYE LA 2016 || Grand Park LA || 12.31.16

    We got to do something a little different and make installations for each information booth at Grand Park for the 2016 party.

    Collaborators

    Grand Park LA

     

      Design

      • 9 LED Tube chandeliers of 4 ft. hand made LED foam tube
      • 72 LEDs per tubes
      • 4 individual installations throughout event space to light up information booths
      • Custom programming using a Teensy for each of set of 5 tubes

      Alluxe || CONTRAST EP release Party || Bold LA || 11.2.16

      Alluxe || CONTRAST EP release Party || Bold LA || 11.2.16

      Got to provide some light support to the talented Alluxe. A Light Crystal altar this time around. 

      Design

      • "Light Crystal Altar"
      • 24 crystals with embedded LEDs
      • 20 LEDs per crystal/individually controlled
      • Custom programming and live light playing with audioreactive programming
      • Custom crystal layout and install

      Collaborators

      • Alluxe
      • Eric Spivak

       

        LATE NIGHT LAGGERS || SUNSET CLUB || DTLA || 10.9.16

        LATE NIGHT LAGGERS || SUNSET CLUB || DTLA || 10.9.16

        Last Sunset Club of 2016 went offfff!   Thanks to Late Night Laggers for making 2016 another LA rooftop summer party to remember. 

        Design

        • LED embedded Helium filled balloons + Paper lanterns
        • 3 floating balloon bundles +20 lanterns
        • "Live" LED control with a Queneo
        •  Audioreactive programming

        Collaborators

        Late Night Laggers 

         

          Moby + Mia Doi Todd || Friends of the LA River 30th Anniversary || LA River Studios || 10.8.16

          Moby + Mia Doi Todd || Friends of the LA River 30th Anniversary || LA River Studios || 10.8.16

          It was an honor and pleasure to provide lighting for the Friends of the LA River 30th Anniversary Celebration at LA River Studios featuring MOBY, the Jason McGee Gospel Choir, Mia Doi Todd, KANEHOLLER, DJ set by Kita Klane, and Zach Alwin & Duck Funk.

          Design

          • 64 LED embedded paper lanterns
          • 20 LEDs per lantern
          • Hanging Curtain design, split in two
          • custom programming and live playing with a Queneo
          • audioreactive programming

          Collaborators

          Friends of the Los Angeles River

           

             

            Check out the pics below, courtesy of Scott Slies.

             

            In house LightRiders pics

            LA-Más FUNDRAISER BLOCK PARTY || FROGTOWN LA || 9.29.16

            Thanks to LA-Más for inviting LightRiders to be a part of their fundraiser. 

            Design

            • 25 paper lanterns embedded with LEDs
            • 5 bundles of lanterns on stands
            • Preprogrammed light design with "live" elements

            Collaborators

            LA-Más

            Photography: Paul Redmond,

            TARFEST 2016 || LA BREA TARPITS/LACMA || LOS ANGELES || 9.24.16

            TARFEST 2016 || LA BREA TARPITS/LACMA || LOS ANGELES || 9.24.16

            Tarfest 2016! The invite to light was much appreciated. We got photo feeds from three different photographers + us at the event. Enjoy!

            Design

            • 30 LED embedded 24" helium filled balloons
            • Dual design- free flowing columns straight up and arches over the stage
            • "Live" light control with a Queneo

            Gallery 1: Photographer: Maximilian Ho courtesy of Buzzbands LA

            Collaborators

            LAUNCHLA

            Gallery 2: Photography: Eric Minh Swenson

            Gallery 3: Photographer: Todd Carpenter

            LATE NIGHT LAGGERS || SUNSET CLUB || DTLA || 9.11.16

            LATE NIGHT LAGGERS || SUNSET CLUB || DTLA || 9.11.16

            3rd #SunsetClubLA of summer 2016. Fire!

            Design

            • (16) 24" LED embedded paper latners
            • (14) 24" LED embedded helium balloons
            • two balloon arches with a paper lantern grid curtain behind the DJ booth

            Collaborators

            Late Night Laggers/Danielle Dawn Stone

            Photos from the LightRiders team

            LATE NIGHT LAGGERS || SUNSET CLUB || DTLA || 8.14.16

            LATE NIGHT LAGGERS || SUNSET CLUB || DTLA || 8.14.16

            SUNSET CLUB is like a second home

            Design

            • 25 24" LED embedded paper lanterns
            • free flow hanging curtain style configuration
            • "Live" light control with audioreactivity

            enjoy

            FROGTOWN ARTWALK 2016 || FROGTOWN, LA || 8.13.16

            FROGTOWN ARTWALK 2016 || FROGTOWN, LA || 8.13.16

            A pleasure to be featured alongside the incredible artists and purveyors of fine community gatherings at the Frogtown ArtWalk 2016. We put up an interactive balloon arch- 33 balloons lit and floating with the opp for anyone to come up and play the lights.  yeeeeeeaaaaa

            Collaborators

            The Frog Spot/Frogtown Artwalk committee

            Design

            • 33 helium filled 24" balloons
            • stacked LED balloon arch configuration
            • 11x3 |  | 
            • "Live" light control with a video game controller
            • audience interactive station with light control