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Vivid LIVE Update: iPhone App, live streaming and a soundscape for SUPERBIEN’s La Macula and Radio Soulwax – Vivid LIVE on Triple J

Media Release: Friday 27 May, 2011

Vivid LIVE Update: iPhone App, live streaming and a soundscape for SUPERBIEN’s La Macula
and Radio Soulwax – Vivid LIVE on Triple J.

Sydney Opera House today launched its first ever iPhone App for Vivid LIVE. Available for download from iTunes now, features include live streaming of the Lighting the Sails, program information, ticket purchases, a photo application and more. Vivid LIVE at Sydney Opera House is part of Vivid Sydney, the city’s festival of music, light and ideas which kicks off tonight with the Lighting the Sails - the transformation of the iconic Sydney Opera House sails with digitally projected artwork.

For 2011, Vivid LIVE at Sydney Opera House curator, Stephen Pavlovic chose French art and design collective SUPERBIEN for this task of transforming Australia’s greatest work of architecture into its largest canvas.

SUPERBIEN’s artwork, named La Macula, will take the legendary sails of the Sydney Opera House on a swirling psychedelic journey. Starting as an homage to the geometrical brilliance of the Utzon’s building, Superbien let their imagination go wild as wild organic forms and colourful digital sea monsters take over Australia’s favourite building.  La Macula also includes a specially commissioned soundscape, which can be listened to at Circular Quay by tuning in to 90.9FM or on the Vivid Live iphone App.

Thanks to Origin, people can view SUPERBIEN’s La Macula from all over the world, with live streaming available at Vivid LIVE YouTube channel from May 27 – June 5. Captured by a cutting-edge, full HD SONY PMW350K professional camera, SUPERBIEN’s La Macula will continue until the end of Vivid Sydney on June 13.

Also taking Vivid LIVE offsite and onto the airwaves, Radio Soulwax – Vivid LIVE on Triple J  will see the Belgian brothers behind legendary party turntabilists 2manydjs, and electro-rock outfit Soulwax, present a special one-off series of radio shows

From 6pm each night, from Tuesday to Friday next week, David and Stephen Dewael willl mash-up a unique theme, ask you for your ideas of what to include in the ultimate mix and chat to the Vivid Live artists backstage at the Sydney Opera House. With an unrivalled music collection you can expect the unexpected from one of the most significant outfits on the electronic music scene in the last two decades. For more information

Over the next ten days until June 5, Vivid LIVE at Sydney Opera House will host over 30 events.

Following the spectacular launch of SUPERBIEN’s La Macula, Vivid LIVE at Sydney Opera House will officially open with the UK’s Spiritualized performing their legendary 1997 album, Ladies and gentlemen we are floating in space in the Concert Hall. Later tonight, Modular DJs will launch the first of the Vivid LIVE Studio Parties with Bag Raiders, Azari & III, The Swissco Disco, Beni & Softwar

On Saturday, New York’s Gavin Russom brings together The Crystal Ark collective for a performance in The Studio before joining the Mad Racket crew and Melbourne’s Bamboo Musik for a Studio Party. Sunday will see indie-pop maverick’s Architecture in Helsinki celebrate the launch of the new album, Moment Bends in the Opera Theatre before Cut Copy take over the Concert Hall for a one-off special performance with special staging and lights, special guests, a unique set list, and many other surprises. The Sneaky Sunday crew will take over the Vivid LIVE SONY Lounge and The Studio from 3pm - late.

Continuing until Sunday June 5, Stephen Pavlovoc’s Vivid LIVE at Sydney Opera House includes performances by The Cure, Bat for Lashes, Chris Cunningham, The Avalanches, Sonny Rollins, Yo Gabba Gabba!, WU LYF, OFWGKTA and more.

Further Information:
Vivid LIVE at Sydney Opera House
Vivid LIVE iPhone App
SUPERBIEN’s La Macula streaming brought to you by Origin
Radio Soulwax – Vivid LIVE on Triple J
Vivid LIVE SONY Lounge
Vivid Sydney festival of Music, Light and Ideas


Helene Fox
Publicity Manager – Sydney Opera House
+61 (0) 412 085 032 / 61 2 9250 7805

Victoria “Sweetie” Zamora
Assistant Publicist – Vivid LIVE
+61 (0) 402 083 117 / 61 2 9250 7825

Twitter: @vividLIVE


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