ICC Light and Music Show features new seasonal animation
Hopeful Autumn theme based story by primary student
Produced by Sun Hung Kai Properties, the ICC Light and Music Show on the facades of International Commerce Centre (ICC) has been a new attraction over Victoria Harbour since its spring premiere. The two nightly shows have a Hopeful Autumn theme now to mark the new season in Hong Kong.
Primary students invited to depict Hong Kong autumn
Primary students were invited to write stories about autumn in Hong Kong for the show’s new season this time, and the international animation design and professional music production team created a magnificent show based on the winning story for locals and tourists.
Sun Hung Kai Real Estate Agency Retail Marketing and Customer Relations General Manager Cris Fung said: “The new seasonal theme is Hopeful Autumn. Children are full of curiosity and we tried to capture those easily-missed, amazing moments of autumn through their eyes. They are our hope for the future and stories about their observations and feelings represent our future leaders’ dreams and aspirations for Hong Kong.”
The appeal to schools received an enthusiastic response. The TWGHs Hong Kong and Kowloon Electrical Appliances Merchants Association Limited School won a Most Supporting School award, and the story by Kong Hoi-lam in primary five there won a Best Story award and was selected for the new show. Ten other students received certificates of merit at a recent award ceremony at the Sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck.
Autumn story of hope
Kong Hoi-lam portrays a charming autumn in Hong Kong: “Gentle sunlight warming the land and grass swaying in the soft breeze give a feeling of lightness, like a symphony of the sun and wind.” Autumn is the season of harvest and the time to prepare for winter; it is full of hope everywhere!
The autumn show is like a fairy tale with delightful music, sunlight trickling through the trees and falling maple leaves slowly dancing in the autumn breeze. Other scenes have kites flying in the sky, animals in the forest preparing for winter, deer migrating, moles looking out from caves, red pandas foraging in trees, fish swimming and whales playing. The music goes up as the sun rises, symbolizing the light of hope on the land and sharing the golden autumn harvest. Then there is a ‘love Hong Kong’ message followed by the theme of Hope.
A thousand images synchronized with music
The ICC Light and Music Show was recently recognized as setting a Guinness World Record for the largest light and sound show on a single building. Noted Japanese lighting designer Hirohito Totsune again took up the challenge of creating nearly a thousand images for a computer programme that controls each LED on the ICC facades at 30 frames per second for a smooth animation.
The best places for viewing are the P3 and P4 public terraces of IFC Mall, which have advanced audio equipment broadcasting the music in sync. People can also download the ICC Light and Music Show smartphone app to get sound while they watch the show from the Victoria Harbour shores. The show lasts for about four minutes and plays every evening at 7:45pm and 9:00pm.
About International Commerce Centre (ICC)
ICC above the MTR Kowloon Station is the tallest building in Hong Kong. It rises to 490 metres above sea level and its 118 floors contain grade-A offices, Hong Kong’s highest indoor viewing platform the Sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck, Sky Dining 101 and The Ritz Carlton, Hong Kong.