Scriabin Light Concert

by Ian Costabile
May 5, 2022, 10:39 am

This was a collaborative project by Dr Ian Costabile, Professor Kenneth Smith and Taran Harris for the Lunchtime Concert Series at the University of Liverpool.

Professor Kenneth Smith’s analysis of Scriabin’s Sonata n10 prompted further investigations for sound interactions with light and colour. In March 2022, James Kreiling was invited to perform this piano piece alongside a colour organ that was able to control the stage lighting and the light sculptures.

The sculptures (Insekta) and the light design were developed by Ian Costabile. They can be controlled via Max. More info on

See more about Professor Kenneth Smith’s methods for interpreting Scriabin’s music with colour on:

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