The Day for Night festival: Finding creative energy in light and sound

Photo of Day for Night festival by Roger Ho
Photo by Roger Ho

Think about the most spectacular concert you’ve ever seen. What do you remember most? When you picture the peak moment of the show, chances are, it involved an incredible intersection of light and sound. Without one or the other, that moment wouldn’t have been as memorable.

And before that moment, a thousand other moments had to happen. Preparations behind the scenes between talents of all types. Mixing and remixing ideas. Throwing things on the wall—projecting light and color—just to see what the layers might look like. Combination. Iteration. Inspiration. All in service of creative energy.

Photo of Day for Night festival by Roger Ho
Photo by Roger Ho

That’s why we’re excited for next week’s Day for Night, a three-day festival in Houston where we’ll explore what happens when visual artists and musicians join forces and create together. We’ll be inviting some of our favorite creators and storytellers to join us and share their own interpretations of these sound and light collaborations.

Photographer and creative strategist Tyson Wheatley will explore creative energy alongside festival talent and the teams that help bring their productions to life. He’ll be chatting with several artists and industry professionals, including Phantogram and their visual director, Austin Woolfork, and installation designer, Matthew Schreiber.

Plus, each day of the festival, photographers, filmmakers, and influencers—including Casey McPerry, Bryan Castillo, and Paul Octavious—will be capturing videos of the brilliant performances and installations they encounter at Day for Night. Then, through their unique styles, they’ll create collages and series on their social channels that exhibit their own creative energies.

Photo of Day for Night festival by Julian Bajsel
Photo by Julian Bajsel

If you can’t make it to Houston for the festival next week, stay tuned to our Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook channels next week, and we’ll give you a glimpse of the fun we find at the frontlines of creativity.