Meet Chromatic, the expert behind some of the most mind-blowing festival stages in the world.
Written by Poppy Reid on Jun 06, 2017.
“Blood, sweat, no sleep. Nothing has changed.”
Matt Chromatic is referring to the very first stage he designed in the late ’90s; before his world-renowned Defqon festival stages made the definitive ‘best stage designs of all time’ list; and before his job sent him to countries like Russia, Chile, Las Vegas and China to oversee the staging and special effects involved in his designs.
“Imagination is the key,” he tells TIO ahead of Snowtunes 2017, where his concept will be the centrepiece of the only festival in the country to combine snow and music. Chromatic is the mastermind behind all of Snowtunes’ custom stages as he marks his third anniversary working on the festival this September.
Ironically, while Chromatic is responsible for some of the most technically-advanced configurations and choreographed spectacles in the world, he lives “off the grid”.
“[I live] out in the bush, with no television. I pay very little attention to the world outside of my realm,” he says.
For more insight into the enigma that is Chromatic, read the Q&A below where he touches on his inspiration and his direct access to his Akashic file, his magnum opus, and the country he believes rules them all in terms on construction.
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