7th International Symposium on Fireworks
6-10th October 2003, Valencia, Spain
I presented a paper entitled Pyromusicals 101 - 11 Seasons Reporting on the Montreal International Fireworks Competition at this symposium. Here's the abstract:
The Art of the Pyromusical - 11 Seasons Reporting on the Montreal International Fireworks Competition
The witnessing of 101 pyromusicals at the largest pyromusical competition in the world has given the author an almost unique insight into the development of the pyromusical art over the past ten year. The evolution of the author's involvement in reporting on the Montreal competition, from simple USENET posts to the current website, as well as details on the methods used to compile the reports is presented. Finally, observations on the development of the pyromusical art over the past decade and some thoughts on what it takes to present an award winning display.
A PDF copy of the paper can be found by clicking here.
A copy of the slides used in the presentation can be found by clicking here.
The three video examples used in the presentation are available for download too:
- IPON 1998, example of perfect synchronization and a choice of material and colours which reflect the instruments used in the music (12.4Mbytes)
- Caballer 2000, example of a serene segment with synchronization used in surprising places (colour and glitter changes) (25.8Mbytes)
- IPON 2000 Classic Italian finale with excellent thematic control and recuperation (24.4Mbytes)