Alexander has just arrived back in Sweden for a short pause in the come-back tour with Swedish House Mafia. The Electronic Dance Music (EMD) group is on tour in most of Europe, Singapore, Mexico and South Korea. There are 16 acts in total in which Hesse’s team has produced lighting design, 3D-animation and video in close collaboration with the artists.
- Lighting is a crucial part for these types of acts, and the artists are keenly aware of the importance of having a music and light show that is tightly synced, says Hesse. In this case, the artists have had a break for almost six years. So their attitude towards the lightshow was “we need to have something big, bold and Iconic!”.
The show is a massive production, and involves a lot of different expertise.
- We all have very clear roles and responsibilities in the team, explains Hesse. As a lighting designer and lighting director, it is my responsibility to guide the artist’s requests on how to program creative lighting in their show. It’s very important for them to feel a part of it all. I just have to trust that their creative crazy geniuses knows what they want, laughs Hesse.