Phish has a tradition of covering another artist’s album on Halloween. For this year’s “musical costume,” we helped them change into an obscure Nordic ‘80s band called Kasvot Vaxt — on an in-the-round stage in front of a huge crowd of fans.
After the band’s first set, a kabuki drop descended for the takeover. When it fell away, the band’s all-white stage, costumes and instruments were revealed.
This white palette gave us canvas to create a very different look for Phish. We diffused coloured light through lightbox panes and the LED floor to create geometric designs on the minimalist set. Twelve two-sided kinetic frames for multimedia content were suspended overhead, automated to rise and fall at key moments.
We worked closely with Phish to achieve this dramatic transformation on a short timeline. Our 360 degree approach included creative direction, lighting design, video content, a custom LED stage, and scenography. The challenges just made pulling off this quick-change Halloween trick even sweeter.