In 2008, Chris Levine worked with the band, Massive Attack, to create a light performance for their festival set at Glastonbury. Known for their hypnotic blend of R&B, rock, electronica, and blues, Massive Attack’s eclectic sounds perfectly complemented Levine’s unique laser design.
For the release of their fourth album, Mercury Award Winners, Antony and the Johnsons, collaborated with laser artist, Chris Levine, as they toured four major cities with their groundbreaking performance of “Swanlights.” The result of the band and Levine’s collaboration was a new art form that sat somewhere between an installation, a theatre piece, and an old-fashioned concert. When considering his main objective for this project, Levine sought to, “…create key peak moments in response to the music to bring about the harmony of light and sound.”
In 2017, Chris Levine, partnered up with American composer, Philip Glass to create a performance for Glastonbury Festival. The performance combined Glass’s Heroes Symphony and Levine’s laser artistry in a show meant to pay tribute to the late David Bowie. When combining their creative skillset, Levine’s laser design provided a striking visual contrast to Glass’s resounding live orchestra, which involved a 45-minute symphonic meditation inspired by Bowie’s album.
As part of Dark Park, Dark Mofo’s massive outdoor public art playground which features immersive and interactive works from all over the world, Levine took over Hobart with a sprawling technicolor laser show called iy_project 136.1 Hz.
Taking place in 2017, the installation saw three 25-metre tall towers positioned in a 50-metre circle shoot super powered lasers 10 kilometres across Hobart’s night sky, crowning the city with shimmering colour. Working with the ancient wisdom of Solfeggio frequencies which resonates with the energy of the Earth, the outdoor installation brought together a combination of high powered lasers informed and aligned with sacred geometry and visible throughout the Hobart and beyond to Bruni Island and past the horizon into deep outer space.