27 November 2015

Top speakers revealed for PLASA Focus Glasgow

Top speakers revealed for PLASA Focus GlasgowUK - PLASA Focus Glasgow 2016 returns to the SECC with another distinguished seminar programme that will deliver two days of free pro audio and lighting presentations discussing the latest technologies for the live entertainment technology industry. Thought provoking speakers include Grant Anderson, the Scottish Lighting Designer, in collaboration with lighting, AV and sound specialists Black Light who designed the popular Botanic Nights - 2015, a unique night-time experience. Grant Anderson explains how the light installation ... More >>

Clay Paky B-EYEs light Miranda Lambert tour

Clay Paky B-EYEs light Miranda Lambert tourUSA - Country superstar Miranda Lambert's Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars tour reprises the name of her first headlining tour in 2010. It follows her Certified Platinum tour earlier this year and features an all-female line-up. "This is a 13-city tour playing a lot of the markets that Miranda hasn't been able to hit in recent years," notes Nashville-based production designer Chris Lisle. "The design of the show is pretty straightforward with three overhead trusses and a floor lighting package. We also have some soft goods and ... More >>

Avolites Tiger Touch II controls Suede special

Avolites Tiger Touch II controls Suede specialUK - Lighting designer Jip Nipius controlled the lighting for a special 'cinematic' two-part show by English rockers Suede at London's Roundhouse in November using an Avolites Tiger Touch II for the first time. Nipius has been working with Suede since the late 1990s and was asked to create a lighting design to complement the band's 'experiential' new shows, which were performed to launch a new concept album and short film. For the first half of the show, lead singer Brett Anderson and his bandmates performed behind a partially ... More >>

David Gilmour rattles Royal Albert Hall with AKG

David Gilmour rattles Royal Albert Hall with AKGUK - After five decades as a leading live sound engineer Colin Norfield's roster of acts reads like a who's who of touring giants. In 1994 he piloted the sound mix for Pink Floyd's Divisional Bell tour, and his relationship with band front-man, David Gilmour has endured right up to the five recent performances at the Royal Albert Hall to promote his new album, Rattle That Lock. Over the years, Colin has become increasingly discerning with his equipment selection, and for the first time on these shows, he introduced the artist to ... More >>

BMFLs on the runway at NZ Fashion Week

BMFLs on the runway at NZ Fashion WeekNew Zealand - The chic, the cool and the beautiful rocked up in Auckland to check the latest Kiwi fashion trends and catch the insatiable buzz of New Zealand Fashion Week (NZFW) 2015 at the main show-space in the ANZ Viaduct Events Centre (VEC) located in the city's vibrant Waterfront area. Simon Garrett from Oceania Productions lit the show-space which is also known as 'The Runway' by NZFW fans. Simon has been involved with the event for many years, but this was his first using 12 x of Robe's powerful BMFL Spots, which were rigged on a ... More >>

Powersoft provides the punch for Ningbo nightclub

Powersoft provides the punch for Ningbo nightclubChina - Located in the prominent business district of Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, EVER Club is fast becoming the city's ultimate party destination. In order to set itself apart from the diverse throng of crowded lounge bars and night clubs around it, EVER Club prides itself as a unique fusion of both - serving a broader demographic than just the affluent urban crowd. Embodying the unique Ningbo culture that values "art, quality and relaxation", EVER Club aims to become "a club with vitality". To make this happen, a robust sound system is ... More >>

DTS Raptors shine at Blyth fireworks spectacular

DTS Raptors shine at Blyth fireworks spectacularUK - For Blyth Fireworks & Lighting Spectacular 2015, DTS Raptors and Evo fixtures brought the skies of Northumberland alive with stunning results for the 18,000 strong crowd awaiting the display. Five DTS Raptors were mounted on a large commercial ship's helicopter pad, while Blyth's historical lighthouse was highlighted with help from a single Raptor. Full advantage was taken of the limitless pan rotation to create an unforgettable sight. Back on firm ground the DTS Evo fixtures delivered stunning effects across the bow of the ship ... More >>

Robe supports Yaron Abulafia's book launch

Robe supports Yaron Abulafia's book launchUK - Robe continued its support of lighting designer Yaron Abulafia's book, The Art of Light on Stage - Lighting in Contemporary Theatre published by Routledge, with a UK launch at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London. Around 100 people rocked up to the event which took place in the foyer space of the Linbury Studio Theatre at the Royal Opera House, preceding the evening's three provocative performances staged by the Leeds-based Phoenix Dance Theatre, which were lit by Yaron. Yaron was delighted with the turnout and ... More >>

Cirque du Soleil's Sama-Sama with W-DMX

Cirque du Soleil's Sama-Sama with W-DMXSpain - Wireless Solution recently participated in the performance Sama-Sama - Live Experience for Cirque du Soleil. The project invites the audience to immerse themselves in a parallel universe where they will follow the story of a mysterious community known as the Samis, who have built a unique space for creativity and inspiration, bringing people together through the joy of creation in a way never experienced before. They call this place Sama-Sama, which means "together" in Filipino. The Samis (performers) danced and sang in ... More >>

dbn adds magic to Millennium Centre celebrations

dbn adds magic to Millennium Centre celebrationsUK - dbn Lighting from Manchester collaborated in another exciting, innovative and off-the-wall production with producers Walk The Plank to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the landmark Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay, Wales. dbn's Stephen Page was asked to design lighting for the spectacle, staged outside along the main concourse approach to the Centre. Staged on Saturday 12 September, the show, Ar Waith Ar Daith was a year in the planning and making and with over 600 participants, the largest outdoor theatre production in ... More >>

Key Indian rental company invests in Outline

Key Indian rental company invests in OutlineIndia - Planned by noted French architect Le Corbusier and capital of two of India's state governments (Punjab and Haryana), Chandigarh (The Beautiful City) hosts the headquarters of key rental company A One Global Entertainment, which recently purchased a GTO C-12 line array by Italian manufacturer Outline. Since it was established in 1980 by Rakesh Thakur, as well as working on television, special, sports and corporate events, A One has provided sound reinforcement, lighting and video for a wide variety of touring artists and its ... More >>

Sennheiser delivers at 49th CMA Awards

Sennheiser delivers at 49th CMA AwardsUSA - At the 49th Annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, held at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on 4 November, Sennheiser's wireless systems and microphones were well represented among performers and presenters with 83 microphones in play during the evening. Miranda Lambert, who sang through her Sennheiser SKM 2000/MMD 935-1 wireless transmitter and capsule combination, scooped her sixth consecutive Female Vocalist of the Year award. Audio production services provider ATK Audiotek, which specializes in live television event ... More >>

ETC announces new management roles in Italy

ETC announces new management roles in ItalyItaly - ETC Italy's Daniele Peroni and Davide Gabbani have moved into new management positions, following the untimely passing of Fulvio Cotogni, ETC's longtime regional manager for Southern Europe and the Middle East. Peroni will step into the role of Southwest Europe regional sales manager, while Gabbani will take on the title of Southeast Europe regional sales manager. In 2002, Peroni graduated from the film and television school, Institut des Arts de Diffusion (IAD), in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, where he studied lighting. Following ... More >>

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