0:00:00. When the clock struck midnight on June 6 the Midnight Reflection began in Norwegian city of Bergen. Our dome, Freedome 30, was the centerpiece of this special outdoor concert. And why was it special? Well, because it was silent and afloat on the lake?
The concert was pure luminescence with lights dancing and Grieg’s music (Piano Concerto in A minor) playing only in your ear via a set of borrowed headphones…The audience settled down by the water could let the festival mood set in by watching it from the shore. Designed as part of the festival's celebration of Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra's 250-year anniversary, the concert was directed by Sven Sören Beyer, a man behind phase 7, who transformed a small lake into a sculpture made of light and ’silent’ music.
A membraneless 30m2 dome acted as a main stage filled with high tech projections, lanterns and paddlers. It was even accompanied by an oselver – a traditional Norwegian rowing boat. This gorgeous piece of geodesic engineering worked marvelously as a silent concert venue, designed to be eye-catching from any angle, with unparalleled capacity for large-scale lighting and projection innovations.