entertainment • presentation • installation

25 October 2016

The Week in Lighting & Sound

The Week in Lighting & SoundBlowin' In The Wind - Bob Dylan's failure to acknowledge his Nobel Prize in literature is "impolite and arrogant", according to a member of the body that awards it. The 75-year-old singer was named the shock winner of the prize last week. But all efforts by the Swedish Academy to contact him have failed, and he has not acknowledged the win in public. Academy member Per Wastberg told Swedish television, "He is who he is," adding that there was little surprise Dylan had ignored the news. We were aware that he can be difficult and that he ... More >>

Robert Juliat followspots chosen for Rio Olympics

Robert Juliat followspots chosen for Rio OlympicsBrazil - Lighting designer Durham Marenghi chose Robert Juliat followspots for the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games, employing 10 Robert Juliat Lancelot 4000W HMI followspots and four Robert Juliat Cyrano 2500W HMI followspots for the spectacular Opening and Closing Ceremonies at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. The long-throw RJ Lancelot units were rigged on the highest ring of the tribunes covering more than half of the stadium's perimeter and provided strong key lights for the camera shots on the main performers as the ... More >>

MAGNUS Media turns to Meyer Sound

MAGNUS Media turns to Meyer SoundUSA - When Latin music megastar Marc Anthony set out to create the MAGNUS Media entertainment agency, his team turned to Meyer Sound to bring the same level of sound solutions from his live touring success to the venture's new Miami headquarters. The new space includes a showcase lounge and studio where MAGNUS Media will work with emerging artists. Founded in 2015 by Anthony and principal partner/CEO Michel Vega, MAGNUS Media is a diversified enterprise focused on leveraging the power of Latin content creators through artist management, ... More >>

Robe enjoys busy award winning LDI

Robe enjoys busy award winning LDIUSA - Robe enjoyed an action-packed LDI expo in Las Vegas, this year all the more memorable for collecting a 2016 Parnelli award in the indispensable Lighting Technology category for the successful BMFL WashBeam luminaire. Robe highlighted two new products for the first time at a U.S. exhibition - the Spiider LED wash beam - "the next big thing" from the Czech manufacturer, and Halo, an ingenious new LED 'pixel technology' device. Also new was the Spikie, a small, super-fast LED wash beam. The full BMFL range of high powered signature ... More >>

Doughty's Articulated Carriage debuts at LDI

Doughty's Articulated Carriage debuts at LDIUSA - Doughty Engineering's new Articulated Carriage made its official debut at this year's LDI show. Visitors to stand 1946 got the opportunity to see the new product which Doughty has added to its Studio Rail 60 range and which has been designed with film, TV and theatre in mind. Speaking ahead of the show, Dan Phillips, project sales co-ordinator at Doughty, said, "We are extremely excited to give this Articulated Carriage an official debut - it's an item I felt was missing from the Studio Rail 60 range, so I've spent time on the ... More >>

Austin Jansen goes Rogue on Taryn Cross tour

Austin Jansen goes Rogue on Taryn Cross tourUSA - For up-and-coming singer Taryn Cross, Break Some Rules is more than the title of her latest recording; it also describes her adventurous approach to music. Cross, who has opened for country stars like Eric Church, Joe Nichols and Randy Travis, has been more than ready to bend and break musical boundaries by blending her Nashville sound with rock and indie influences - all while infusing it with a sultry undertone that is all her own. With her new recording, Cross is rebranding herself to go even further from the country ... More >>

Bandit celebrates a remarkable year

Bandit celebrates a remarkable yearUSA - Bandit Lites is celebrating another remarkable year as it was once again named Lighting Company of the Year at the 16th Annual Parnelli Awards. Hosted by Grammy nominated composer/guitarist Andrew Below, the yearly gala took place 22 October at the Rio Resort and Casino in Las Vegas during LDI. In addition to being nominated every year since the awards inception in 2001, this year's win marks the sixth time Bandit has been awarded the Parnelli and the 25th overall Lighting Company of the Year award for the company. Bandit chair ... More >>

Dreamstate blisses out with Shapeshifters

Dreamstate blisses out with ShapeshiftersAustralia - American dance promoter Insomniac Events, the company behind the Electric Daisy Carnival, teamed up with locals Symbiotic to bring its trance brand Dreamstate to Melbourne's Hisense Arena on 1 October for a night of deep grooves and euphoric melodies, served up by Paul van Dyk, John O'Callaghan, Rank 1, Sneijder, Genix B2B Sunny Lax, and Mark Sixma. In keeping with Insomniac's dedication to providing the best possible experience to its audiences, Matt Chromatic, creative and technical director of set and lighting design firm ... More >>

Hilton Arts Festival 2016 success

Hilton Arts Festival 2016 successSouth Africa - The Hilton Arts Festival 2016 was once again a resounding success, Sue Clarence's diverse programme had festival goers spoilt for choice. The pick of South African Theatre was represented across all genres from John Kani directing his son in Sizwe Bansi is Dead to the one man masterpiece Dead Yellow Sands featuring the talented Graham Weir. For those fortunate to see it the South Korean production Dallae's Story was the pick of the festival, a delicate and tender story told through the medium of mime ... More >>

MLA on the Fly at Edinburgh dance festival

MLA on the Fly at Edinburgh dance festivalUK - Manchester-based service providers VME, and its sister event company Creation Live, have provided sound reinforcement for Edinburgh's first outdoor dance festival - held at the prime Ross Bandstand, with Edinburgh's famous Castle providing the backdrop. The 3,000-capacity semi-circular amphitheatre, set within Princes Street Gardens, was taken over by the local Fly Club, and VME were brought in since their premium Martin Audio MLA system would be able to meet the inevitable offsite noise restrictions imposed by the council. "Given ... More >>

Over 130 exhibitors to debut at ISE 2017

Over 130 exhibitors to debut at ISE 2017The Netherlands - With over three months to go before it opens its doors Integrated Systems Europe 2017 has been confirmed as the biggest exhibition in the event's 14-year history following an increase in show-floor space, exhibitors and halls. A true indication of the event's international pulling power is the fact that ISE 2017 will see 135 first time exhibitors making their debut at the show. In total, ISE 2017 will feature over 3,000sq.m of additional show-floor exhibition space compared to ISE 2016. Integrated Systems Events ... More >>

VER on the road with David Gilmour

VER on the road with David GilmourWorld - VER have been working alongside the team behind a string of continent straddling performances by David Gilmour. Kicking off with an intimate warm up show in Brighton, UK last September, David Gilmour has taken his Rattle That Lock tour to a diverse selection of venues throughout Europe, South America and North America, with VER taking care of the lighting and on stage visualisation requirement. From the grandeur of the Royal Albert Hall to the enormity of Santiago's Estádio Nacional, the production crews have been delivering ... More >>

Sennheiser set for Prolight + Sound Middle East

Sennheiser set for Prolight + Sound Middle EastUAE - Audio specialist Sennheiser is set to participate at the inaugural Prolight + Sound Middle East trade show, taking place in Dubai from 31 October to 2 November, 2016. As a Founding Partner, Sennheiser intends to demonstrate its commitment to establishing this international exhibition as a key regional platform for the entertainment, event, media and creation industry. "Prolight + Sound has a strong brand and reputation due to their annual fair in Frankfurt. As this is a new venture for the region, it is important that the main ... More >>

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