Q&A With Urs Rudin | Sand Painting & Sand Animation|Switzerland

To assist you in booking Switzerland Based Sand Painter and Sand Animator Urs Rudin for your upcoming event, we recently had a Q&A session with them! Urs Rudin 1

Q. What are the most common events that you perform at?
A.  Corporate events, galas, trade shows, private events.

Q. What’s your most favourite gig to date and why?
A. FINA World Championship Gala, Barcelona. King Felipe, Michael Phelps and other VIPS in the audience. Surprise gig in a living room of a 70 years old lady with her 8 guests. Absolutely priceless!

Q. Describe your act in 5 words
A. A Symphony in sand, a sandphony!

Q. Whereabouts have you played in the country/world?
A. All over the world.

Q. What is one of the highlights of your show?
As I create my extraordinary sand paintings, I complete the experience by the sound of my own compositions – synchronized with my sand painting performance. The result is a completely unique presentation of sound and movement.

My latest performance is all about the client and his/her guests. I create sand portraits – very realistic and recognizable. Guests sit in front while I create the portrait on an illuminated box. Each portrait takes around 6–7 minutes to create. Guests can film or take pictures and watch the performance on a big screen.

If the client wants to combine his event with a live piano session or live background music, I also play the piano between the sand painting performances and portrait painting or for the entire evening. My “wishlists” are famous: a list with songs of my wide repertoire that I put on each table. Now it’s your turn: text my the song you want to hear via smartphone.

Q. Do you have any video links on your Profile for a booker to view your act? A. Videos and pictures on www.sandphony.ch

Q. Can you tailor your act to the booker’s requirements?
A. Each of my spectacular shows is tailored to suit any specific audience. I create shows to fit every occasion! I even produce sand paintings of particular people, logos, products, scenes – virtually anything can be rendered in sand and set to music.

Q. How long before the event do you typically arrive at the venue?
A. 1 – 2 hours.

Q. Do you require a meal?
A. Probably, yes.

Q. How far in advance would you advise that the booker book you?
A. 4 weeks for a bespoke story, 2 weeks for standard show, portraits and background piano. 

Q. Would there be any fees that the booker is not accounting for?
A. Travel fees and screen for sand painting. 

Q. Do you require help to set up your equipment/set-up?
A. No, it’s not a lot of equipment.

Q. Would you say you have a good rapport with your audience?
A. My audiences are astonished and amazed at the creations as well as relaxed – whilst I paint my  “Sandphonies” and the very excited if they see themselves as a sand painted portrait!

Q. Does your pricing change during popular seasons?
A. No, only on New Years Eve.

Q. Performing your act, what’s your biggest achievement so far? Finale in TV Show: Die grössten Schweizer Talente

Q. Is your act child-friendly? 


If you are looking to hire an amazing and talented Sand Painter/Animator for your Corporate or other event, view Switzerland Based Sand Painter and Sand Animator Urs Rudin’s Publicity here!

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