Roger Waters TDSOTM stage show wins 2009 ILDA Award
Written by Matt   
Tuesday, 24 November 2009

DSOTM 2008 prism (Lightwave International)Our congratulations to the team behind the incredible 3D laser prism that formed the climax of Roger Waters' 2008 The Dark Side Of The Moon tour - the effect won an award in the prestigious 2009 ILDA Awards. The ceremony, held in Amsterdam, saw the International Laser Display Association give the industry's equivalent of a Hollywood Oscar to the design team for first place in the Live Stage Performance category.

For those who weren't able to see the show, the world's largest full-colour lasers re-created the iconic Pink Floyd prism in laser light. The famous cover artwork from DSOTM was concepualized as a laser artform by lighting designer Marc Brickman, and realised by Lightwave International and ETG. Over 100 Watts of full colour lasers were used to magically transform an abstract set piece into a rotating tetrahedron towering above the audience. There, it rotated and emitted Pink Floyd's famous white beam and rainbow.

Lightwave International's website has a detailed page on the prism, with a number of great pictures and also a video showing how the prism was constructed (and what it looked like in action).