Seoul Night filled with spectacular sound and amazing lights
By Philip Iglauer
A spectacular sound and light performance from Switzerland, "Nights of Sound & Lights," regaled Seoulites at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, March 22-25.
It was a part of the “Swiss Weeks in Seoul” by the Swiss Embassy in Korea to present various interactive events and offer unique experiences of Switzerland through April.
The Swiss Embassy is celebrating the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations with Korea and its participation this year in the Expo 2012 Yeosu.
‘Swiss Weeks in Seoul’ also features a series of events under the theme of Swiss art & culture, design, sustainability and innovation. The aim is to introduce diverse aspects and less commonly known sides of Switzerland.
The ‘Nights of Sound & Lights,’ which was the highlight of the ‘Swiss Weeks in Seoul’ featured a cutting-edge 3D projection light show, combining an interesting storyline with impressive music. It revealed previous little known sides of Switzerland.
The cutting-edge 3D projection light show was brainchild of Starlight Events, a Swiss production company specialized in emotional arts, in collaboration with Projektil, a young Swiss group of sound and light artists.
In line with the theme, “The Source. It’s in your hands,” of the Swiss Pavilion at the Yeosu Expo, the 3D projection light show tells a story about Switzerland, emphasizing the value of water as one of the most important sources of life.
The projection show expresses a scenario of primary water locked in the glaciers of the Swiss Alps since thousands of years springs out of the source, becomes a luring mountain stream, and then a river to eventually flow into the sea through spectacular sound and lights.
Visitors will be able to enjoy musical performances of the Albin Brun Alpin Ensemble, Korean pop group Ulalla Session, as well as the Korean Children Yodel Choir. Traditional Swiss cuisines, including raclette and fondue will be available at Swiss Cheese Corner to provide visitors with eating amusement.