1 December 2015

The Week in Lighting & Sound

The Week in Lighting & SoundAdele Live - Advance tickets for Adele's upcoming UK and Ireland tour went on sale this morning. Members of Adele.com were able to register for advance tickets on the singer's website, with tickets available from 9am this morning. General tickets go on sale on Friday 4 December, also at 9am. The tour kicks off in Belfast on 29 February and finishes in Antwerp on 13 June next year. It also includes four dates at London's O2 Arena. It will be the first time Adele has toured since 2011. Motown Legend - A play about the life and ... More >>

Safety summit attracts major sponsors

Safety summit attracts major sponsorsUSA - Clair Global, TAIT Towers and Rock Lititz are sponsoring The Event Safety Alliance's Event Safety Summit which takes place 1-3 December 2015 at Rock Lititz Studio. The Event Safety Alliance provides relevant and practical learning opportunities to event industry professionals. Clair Global, TAIT Towers, Rock Lititz, and guests, such as, Load Cell Rental, are all trailblazers in the live entertainment industry. To have them collaborating and innovating under the roof of Rock Lititz Studio in Lititz, PA is unprecedented. It is also ... More >>

Hawthorn enlists Doughty for New Order tour

Hawthorn enlists Doughty for New Order tourUK - When technical production expert Hawthorn was awarded the prestigious contract to supply the lighting and video equipment for the sell out New Order European tour, it brought Doughty Engineering on board to supply its award winning Modular Rigging System. Hawthorn and Doughty have enjoyed a long standing working relationship for several years. So when Dave Slater, Hawthorn's head of hire was presented with a brief by the tour's lighting designer Andy Liddle, he knew the system would provide the flexibility required to fulfil the ... More >>

Wroclow National Forum streamlines with Optocore

Wroclow National Forum streamlines with OptocorePoland - The new National Forum of Music (NFM) in Wroclaw, which houses an 1800-seat concert auditorium and three smaller chamber halls (ranging from 250-450 seats), will become home to all Wroclaw's major orchestral and vocal ensembles and festivals. In addition to staging jazz and pop concerts, it will also double as a movie theatre. Designed by APA Kurylowicz & Associates, it is also believed to boast one of the biggest and most advanced technical implementations in Poland, with signal distribution and routing over Optocore. The ... More >>

Yamaha helps train Germany's technicians

Yamaha helps train Germany's techniciansGermany - One of the most important tertiary educators for audio and video engineers in Germany, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences has recently added a 1,715 m² new media building, where a Yamaha Nuage system has become the centre of post-production. The university hosts over a thousand Bachelor and Masters degree students, with the Faculty of Design, Media and Information based at the Finkenau Campus. The new state-of-the-art media building features the latest technology in film, audio, lighting and media production. As well as ... More >>

Selfridges' Astrolounge takes off with White Light

Selfridges' Astrolounge takes off with White LightUK Selfridges is one of the best-known department stores in the world. Situated on Oxford Street, in the heart of London's shopping district, the store is also renowned for its extravagant Christmas décor. This year is no exception and as part of the annual celebrations, an Astrolounge has been created in order to provide customers with cosmic gifts along with out-of-this-world experiences. Having worked with Selfridges on numerous occasions, White Light was asked to provide the production support on this ambition project. ... More >>

Robe stars shine at the Wachau

Robe stars shine at the WachauAustria - Broadcast live on Austrian national TV channel ORF, the final 2015 edition of the Starnacht series of festival style outdoor pop concerts took place at the charismatic Durnstein castle ruins in the stunning Wachau valley, cut through by the River Danube. Produced by IP Media, lighting for the show was designed and programmed by Chris Moylan of Berlin based Optikalusion, and featured 31 x Robe BMFL Spots - the first time these had been used on a Starnacht concert. The Wachau show was the final of three site-specific ... More >>

Unusual Rigging on Dynamo tour

Unusual Rigging on Dynamo tourUK - Production manager Matt Towell is no stranger to working with Unusual Rigging, having worked together on numerous West End shows. So when Matt was brought on board to manage magician Dynamo's first tour, he naturally decided to sprinkle a little Unusual magic into the mix. "The initial plan was to have Unusual Rigging supply us with 125 motors for our production rehearsals in LH2, but as I've found from working with these guys in the past, once they're involved, it's hard to imagine doing any of the tour without them. And so we ... More >>

Black Light adds LED to First Street Manchester

Black Light adds LED to First Street ManchesterUK - Black Light used its LED lighting expertise in delivering a large low resolution LED video facade for a carpark at the new Manchester First Street development. The success of this project demonstrates the company's experience in working with LED as well as being chosen as a supplier and installer of Osrams' Traxon LED products. "This was a great project for us," says Phil Haldane, Black Light's company development manager. "We have experience in working with LED lighting and we worked closely with the manufacturer of the facade ... More >>

DTS Evo enlisted for Jovanotti tour

DTS Evo enlisted for Jovanotti tourItaly - The latest tour of renowned Italian artist Jovanotti kicked off with two concerts at the 105 Stadium in Rimini on 19 and 20 November. 32 concerts are scheduled, most of them in Italy with additional shows in Belgium, Germany, Slovenia and Switzerland. Jovanotti is the only artist who has managed to fill the San Siro football Stadium in Milan over three consecutive concerts, during the previous Lorenzo negli Stadi 2015 tour which took place last summer. Forty Evo moving heads, installed by the rental company Agorà, illuminate the ... More >>

Illumination Physics lights HSBC HQ atrium

Illumination Physics lights HSBC HQ atriumChina - The main banking hall of HSBC's headquarters is referred to as 'The Cathedral' for good reason; the modern resemblance to a grand abbey is undeniable. This vast space soars above the glass floor of the main banking hall and is accessed via escalators from the plaza below. The vaulted ceiling is crowned with the sparkle of an immense mirror. The office floors are the galleries and the bridges the cloisters. The eastern elevation contains a grand symbolic gesture, a vast unstained glass window complete with its tracery of mullions ... More >>

Bandit lights Good Morning America in Nashville

Bandit lights Good Morning America in NashvilleUSA - Good Morning America took to the streets of Nashville to kick off the 49th Annual CMA Awards with a performance by Tim McGraw and appearance by Chris Stapleton. Bandit Lites once again provided the lighting for the stage where host Lara Spencer greeted thousands of eager fans who had braved the rain. In addition to the musical performances, the first two awards of the night were presented with Maddie and Tae taking home Best Music Video of the Year for Girl in a Country Song and Keith Urban and Eric Church winning ... More >>

QU-16 gives wireless control to Chengdu lounge

QU-16 gives wireless control to Chengdu loungeChina - Allen & Heath's Qu-16 digital mixer was recently installed in Run Li Xin Private Lounge in Chengdu, Sichuan, China. Supplied by EZPro's Chengdu branch, the exclusive lounge has a very advanced sound and lighting system, including EAW speakers and Powersoft amps, centred around the Qu-16. "The brief from the lounge's owners brief was to install well known audio and lighting products, with attractive appearance to match the interior style. They wanted Hi-Fi sound quality, and most important of all, a system with high efficiency ... More >>

UK Festival Report launched for UN Climate Change Summit

UK Festival Report launched for UN Climate Change SummitUK - UK festival industry group Powerful Thinking launched an incisive environmental impact report, 'The Show Must Go On', detailing a cross-industry response to the global environmental challenge, with a vision for change, on November 26th, 2015. The Show Must Go On was introduced at the 'Sustainable Strategies' panel at the UK Festival Conference in London's Roundhouse, which focused on how festivals can minimise their carbon impact. It is subsequently being presented to the UN Convention on Climate Change, Paris, Nov 30th to December ... More >>

Chauvet goes Just The Right Kind Of Crazy

Chauvet goes Just The Right Kind Of CrazyUSA - Dan + Shay wanted to do something out of the ordinary for their Just The Right Kind Of Crazy tour. It was, after all, their first headlining tour, and the rapidly rising country duo -- who made their Grand Ole Opry debut only a year earlier -- were looking for a design that would stand out over their previous supporting act rigs. For this they chose the Nexus 4x4 LED panel from Chauvet Professional, provided by 4Wall Lighting Entertainment as the centrepiece of the design. Dan + Shay once again turned to LD Taylor Price for ... More >>

Matrixmanagement takes up Wings Engine Raw

Matrixmanagement takes up Wings Engine RawGermany - Full service event services and exhibition provider, Matrixmanagement in Stuttgart has purchased AV Stumpfl Wings Engine Raw 4K uncompressed triple stream 4K50/60 media servers for use in high-profile events and exhibitions projects. In addition to the own servers Georg Rössler, founder and CEO of Matrixmanagement states, "Our advertising, exhibition and event customers are demanding more detail and finite, brilliant presentations on larger projection and LED screens for exhibitions and events globally. We are uniquely ... More >>

Supernovas make impact at Sydøstdanmark Museum

Supernovas make impact at Sydøstdanmark MuseumDenmark - Recent exhibitions at the Museum Sydøstdanmark in the Danish town of Køge have presented various physical and visual challenges. Danish system integrators AV-Huset worked closely with dnp denmark to come up with two very different solutions in order to overcome these difficulties. In spite of space restrictions and low ceilings, they were able to deliver the desired image quality via their proprietary Supernova optical display platform. The specification of a 80" (2.33:1) dnp Supernova STS and similar size dnp ... More >>

Modern-day LEDs light up War and Peace

Modern-day LEDs light up War and PeaceUK - Verbatim's hi-tech LED candle lighting is being used as a safe, realistic and practical alternative to open flame candles by the producers of War and Peace, a TV adaption of Tolstoy's classic Russian novel to be screened by the BBC in 2016. The TV series is being made by BBC Cymru Wales Drama in partnership with The Weinstein Company and BBC Worldwide/Lookout Point. During filming in Russia, local production company Globus Film Studio took the decision to install over 1200 Verbatim LED retrofit lamps to create appropriate ... More >>

MA dot2 blog goes live online

MA dot2 blog goes live onlineGermany - MA has launched its dot2 blog for this exciting new lighting console range. This new online platform will connect everything related to dot2 that's happening on the internet, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and other social channel mentions, says the company. Also, it will offer multiple ways for users to communicate with other dot2 users and MA Lighting. Users can send pictures of their dot2 in action on projects and post them in the blog. They can learn more about the dot2 in the 'tips and tricks' section, ... More >>

PR lights up Lima with Layset

PR lights up Lima with LaysetPeru - Moving heads from PR Lighting have been out in force at a number of high profile events in the Peruvian capital of Lima, reports Julio Vidal, general manager of Layset, the manufacturer's territorial distributor. With bases in Peru and La Paz (Bolivia) the stage lighting specialists have enjoyed a particularly busy Autumn - thanks to their rental company partner, Cocolight Productions, It started in August at the Gran Teatro Nacional in Lima where Peruvian musician, Lucho Quequezana presented his show, Ludofónica, with the ... More >>

City Theatrical launches SHoW DMX SHoW Baby 6

City Theatrical launches SHoW DMX SHoW Baby 6USA - City Theatrical has launched the latest version of its popular wireless DMX/RDM transceiver, SHoW DMX SHoW Baby 6. "SHoW DMX SHoW Baby 6 gives users a sixth SHoW ID to broadcast on, for the first time allowing SHoW Baby users access to CTI's innovative Maximum Bandwidth Technology," the company says. "Maximum Bandwidth Technology allows SHoW Baby 6 to broadcast in the area of Wi-Fi channel 14, which is not used in the U.S. and is not heavily used in other countries, thereby allowing users to avoid the more crowded areas of the 2.... More >>

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