FRANZ HARARY IS A DRIVING FORCE IN
LIVE CONCERT MAGIC
When Michael Jackson asked Harary to create illusions for the Jackson’s Victory tour it established him as the world’s foremost authority on illusion design for the live concert industry. Since then, Harary has become a driving force in magic for live concerts.
The music industry is in a state of perpetual re-invention and when superstar recording artists go on tour they want to wow their fans with the newest state-of-the-art technology. As an industry leader, Harary combines the latest technologies with his vast knowledge of magic to design and create never before seen effects that transcend reality and deliver the kind of immersive magical experience his clients demand.
A GLIMPSE AT HARARY’S PAST WORK
HINTS AT WHAT’S POSSIBLE.
MAKING MICHAEL JACKSON FLY
TRANSFORMING JANET JACKSON INTO A BLACK PANTHER
MAKING MADONNA MATERIALIZE FROM A BALL OF SMOKE
USHER RISING OUT OF A RING OF FIRE ON THE BET AWARDS
ALLOWING CHER TO LEVITATE AND FLY ACROSS THE STAGE
ALICE COOPER IMPALING A MAN WITH HIS MICROPHONE STAND
MAKING A JAPANESE POP STAR APPEAR INSIDE A GLOBE OF LIGHT
VANISHING THE MEMBERS OF EARTH WIND AND FIRE IN A PYRAMID
MAKING MISSY ELLIOT APPEAR AND TRANSFORM INTO A PUPPET
TELEPORTING *NCYNC FROM THE STAGE TO THE BACK OF THE STADIUM
CREATING A LEVITATION AND APPEARANCE FOR JUSTIN BIEBER
These moving magical experiences become the most memorable and talked about effects of the entire concert. With over 100 concert productions to his credit, Harary’s success is unparalleled. In a recent interview for the Associated Press he revealed the secret to his process:
Today we live in world where everything seems possible. Audiences watch music videos and see pop stars do miraculous things. Unfortunately, this digital trickery can lead to disappointment when the effects created for a 2 dimensional TV screen can’t be transferred to the live stage. What I do is collaborate with the artist, get inside their mind and turn their ideas into reality. Be it Justin Bieber or Reba McEntire, I always start with the same question; If you let your imagination run wild, what would you do on stage? Their answer is my starting point and my job is to engineer a way to fulfill their vision. In the end my magic becomes a tool that the artist uses to share something personal and profound with their fans, just as their music does.
Harary's client list reads like a
who's who of celebrItiES.
In an industry that hungers for the new and exiting, Harary continues to be an inexhaustible source of creativity and his innovative, highly visual illusions and effects have been seen in concerts worldwide.