June 22 - 24, 2018 Western Gateway Park Friday & Saturday 11AM - 10PM
Sunday 11AM - 5PM

Laser Spectacular

Laser Spectacles' Performance presented by Athene

Laser Spectacles will explore the limits of "synaesthesia" at the Des Moines Arts Festival - how close can an audience come to seeing exactly what it is hearing?

Tim Walsh, president of Laser Spectacles, has figured out how to accomplish this with laser light and sound - he sends the same signals used to generate the laser images and beams to the sound system, and uses these sounds to compose music - he calls it "Laser Synaesthesia". The company has won several awards using this technique, which generates abstract laser images and laser beam shows that perfectly match the sounds that the audience hears.