Greek composer Yanni is going to perform in Xiamen, China on May 3, bringing with him his now-famous show of music, lighting and an extravaganza. His longtime lighting designer remarked that the lighting is critically timed to Yanni’s music itself, accommodating its variety of time signatures.
It was noted that since Yanni plays mostly theatrical venues rather than arenas, the lighting can include subtle moves and color. The lighting also emphasizes band members’ solos, as well as specific moments in the concerts.
Yanni has employed musicians of various nationalities, and has incorporated a variety of instruments from around the world, to create music that has been called an eclectic fusion of ethnic sounds. Influenced by his encounters with cultures around the world, his music is said to reflect his “one world, one people” philosophy. The concert will be staged at the Water Square of Bailuzhou Park, a location surrounded by water on three sides.