LightLab Artist: Sam Stoddard

Sam’s idea of Light-struments has been chosen to receive development funding to make a scale prototype and mentoring support. 

The piece is a large framework of a cello with the strings represented by beams of lights that when broken with your hand play a note.

The “strings” will be tuned to a C major scale so that no matter how many of the strings are broken they will play harmonically in a pleasing way.

The structure is also lit from the inside with RGB LED tape to give a colour changing glow.

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Sam Stoddard light-struments

About Sam

Sam is a creative lighting and audio production specialist from Crewe who; with his company DD Music Group, has worked on touring productions and events for several years including as Lighting Designer for O2 Academy venues. He is used to delivering impactful visual displays to large crowds and after a difficult year for his industry, he is now turning his talents to other creative outlets and is a member of the Crewe Cultural Forum.

Sam says:

“Crewe is where I have grown up, and to have opportunities like this to promote the bubbling creativity and culture in our town is both refreshing and exciting!

During the COVID-19 crisis we have been hit hard and I have focused much of my energies on creative lighting projects including timecode light shows for those in our local community to enjoy. Through years of experience in events and technical delivery with DD Music Group I have a deep understanding of professional standards and the need to scrutinise over fine details and this opportunity would be a fantastic way to use and develop my skills further whilst also contributing to the cultural and creative ecology of our town.

As well as a great personal learning opportunity, this experience will undoubtably contribute to the development of new works in the future, produced through my company DD Music Group and therefore may lead to economic benefit to the local area by helping us to grow.”

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Thanks to our funders

Lumen LightLab has been funded by a Project Grant from Arts Council England  and match funding from the Cheshire East Council Cultural Framework fund.  We are very grateful for their support and without these funds the programme would not be possible.

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