Sound in light festivals – finding the right harmony
Jean-François Zurawik, Director of the Fête des Lumières, City of Lyon
In theory, a light festival is not a musical festival. In order to contemplate certain visual works, silence is often necessary. But emotion can often be heightened by an original sound installation, or a particular sound design. The artistic programme of a light festival has to take into consideration cohabitation of the different works, with or without sound systems, and the balance to be achieved between setting up the best possible route for the public and respect for residents living near the installations.