The Darkest Night of the Year

On December 21st, the darkest night of the year, the Swedish neighbourhood Nacka Strand created a light show to combat the darkness brought on by the winter months.

Through the collaborative effort of members of the community, 95 windows, 1818 LED diodes and 1890 meters of cable turned a 5000 sqm office building into a giant interactive music sequencer.
Anyone watching could play live on their tablet or smartphone to see their sequence light up the building and hear their music come to life.

You can still experiment with the sounds and see how your sequence would have lit up the night on their website.

What do you think? Should Toronto be pushing more community events like this one, or are you satisfied with the CN Tower’s lights changing colour once in a while?

Written by Nicole V

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