Ableton Loop 2018

Ableton Loop 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

Triforium Los Angeles

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

Video Recaps

Collaborators

5 EVERY DAY ,YACHT, TOM EXPLORES LOS ANGELES, LA City Councilmember JOSE HUIZAR, the Los Angeles DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS, GOLDHIRSH FOUNDATION, THE NATIONAL TRUST FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION, NOW ART LA

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

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

Artwalk Ventura 2018

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 Artwalk 2018

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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

Frogtown Artwalk 2018

Frogtown Artwalk 2018

We got to come back to Frogtown after a ridiculously fun Frogtown Artwalk 2016 with a brand new installation. For 2018, we did a half-mile installation of synced lanterns along the famed Los Angeles River. Over 100 lanterns lined the bike path as Frogtown Artwalk attendees walked, biked, and pedi-cabbed from artist exhibition, to food, to more art. This definitely could not have been done without the help of some incredible volunteers and old fashioned hard work. All in all, it was 24 hours from setup to breakdown, and completely worth it. Check out the specs below!

Design

  • ~2,500 feet long

  • 110 individual lanterns, all synced

  • Individual lanterns were each powered by a custom-battery pack

  • 2,200 LEDs total

  • Live controlled and audioreactive

Spring Splash 2018 @ UC Riverside

Spring Splash 2018 @ UC Riverside

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

NYELA2017 @ Grand Park LA

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

Working Not Working/Vice Media #FoodFightLA @ Vice Media HQ

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 2017

Reseda Rising ArtWalk 2017

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

TARFEST 2017 @ LA BREA TARPITS/LACMA

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

ojivolta ||  Remix Live- Portugal. The Man - 'Feel It Still' // KYLE - 'iSpy' ft. Lil Yachty --

ojivolta || Remix Live- Portugal. The Man - 'Feel It Still' // KYLE - 'iSpy' ft. Lil Yachty --

We worked with Ojivolta to create this incredible live video. LightRiders fabricated a custom 4ft acrylic disc with 3,000+ LEDS and 4 acrylic tubes + embedded the LEDs in the controller box casing. The disc + tubes were live controlled during the video shoot. Many thanks to Ojivolta for the creative collaboration.

Design

  • 4 ft diameter acrylic disc with 2000+ LEDs, completely custom and hand soldered

  • (4) 4 ft. acrylic LED tubes with 72 LEDs each, custom built

  • custom LED embedded box for their controller

  • custom programming played "live" with a Queneo controller

Collaborators

ojivolta and director Clément Oberto

Team Supreme || #TBTUESDAY

Team Supreme || #TBTUESDAY

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

 

NYELA 2016 @ Grand Park LA

NYELA 2016 @ Grand Park LA

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

Alluxe || CONTRAST EP release Party

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

LATE NIGHT LAGGERS || SUNSET CLUB

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

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

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

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

Check out the pics below, courtesy of Scott Slies.

 

In house LightRiders pics

LA-Más FUNDRAISER + BLOCK PARTY

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

TARFEST 2016 @ LA BREA TARPITS/LACMA

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

LAUNCH LA

Gallery 2: Photography: Eric Minh Swenson

Gallery 3: Photographer: Todd Carpenter

LATE NIGHT LAGGERS || SUNSET CLUB

LATE NIGHT LAGGERS || SUNSET CLUB

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

Photos from the LightRiders team