28 July 2016

PRG XL Video supports The Go-Between

PRG XL Video supports The Go-BetweenUK - The Go-Between, a new British musical based on L.P. Hartley's classic novel, is currently playing at the Apollo theatre on Shaftsbury Avenue. Lighting designer Tim Lutkin explained the journey the production took to reach its current location in the heart of London's Theatreland. "The Go-Between has a pretty interesting history; we opened at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds five years ago, before hitting the Derby Playhouse and Royal and Derngate in Northampton - the reviews were great and we really wanted to bring it ... More >>

John Grant chooses Shure for live tour

John Grant chooses Shure for live tourUK - Singer/songwriter John Grant has been using Shure KSM8 and KSM9HS vocal microphones on his most recent UK tour, in addition to Shure PSM900 in-ear monitors. Grant was the frontman in alt-rock band The Czars in his twenties and thirties, left the music business altogether for six years, and has enjoyed a more soulful renaissance as an electronica and orchestral-driven solo artist on leading independent label Bella Union in his forties, with a string of successful albums to his name. Following the release of Grant's third solo album ... More >>

Chauvet Professional releases STRIKE 1

Chauvet Professional releases STRIKE 1USA - Following up on the success of its STRIKE 4 multi format warm white fixture, CHAUVET Professional has introduced the STRIKE 1, a versatile single pod light that serves as a blinder, strobe, wash and flood. The newest member of the STRIKE series, this fixture is more than a scaled-down version of its forbearer, says the company. With a 230W warm white LED source (each of the four pods in the STRIKE 4 is 100W), the STRIKE 1 has a blisteringly bright and intense output. An outdoor-rated fixture, it is ready to add eye-popping looks ... More >>

CPL extends d&b inventory

CPL extends d&b inventoryUK - Fast-growing live video, AV and technical production specialist CPL has announced a further investment in d&b audio equipment, underlining its commitment to the brand, with whom CPL has enjoyed a long and productive relationship stretching back 20 years. CPL MD Matthew 'Max' Boyse states, "d&b has proved a high quality, hugely reliable and consistent solution for our audio needs for many years," adding that as well as continuing their relationship with these latest purchases, it also "steps up a level with a new 'partnership' ... More >>

RCF audio system installed in Pavarotti museum

RCF audio system installed in Pavarotti museumItaly - Nine years after his death, Luciano Pavarotti still attracts thousands of fans and followers. The residence of the Master in Modena, Italy, was turned into a museum and inaugurated during last year's Expo in Italy. Now it has become a permanent project. A few kilometres from the city of Modena, the ancient villa represents an important part of the tenor's life and it contains a vast collection of personal items, souvenirs and scene costumes that Pavarotti was particularly fond of. Unreleased pictures and videos are projected in ... More >>

Adelaide Convention Centre expands Hog fleet

Adelaide Convention Centre expands Hog fleetAustralia - The Adelaide Convention Centre has expanded its already impressive fleet of High End Systems consoles with the purchase of two Full Boar 4's and six Road Hog 4's, bringing their inventory to four Full Boar 4's and 10 Road Hog 4's in total. The purchase is part of the plan for the anticipated mid-2017 opening of their new Plenary Building, a multi-purpose venue built on the site of the original 1987 Convention Centre, with a capacity of up to 3,500 seats. Local production and installation company AJS were selected to fulfil ... More >>

Gotthard Base Tunnel opens with GLP

Gotthard Base Tunnel opens with GLPSwitzerland - Winkler Multi Media Events in Canton Aargau is one of the leading Swiss event solution providers for multimedia and three-dimensional live communication. They were recently entrusted with providing the equipment for the opening ceremony of the Gotthard Base Tunnel. With a construction period of almost 17 years, and extending to 57k in length, the world's longest tunnel is regarded as the "Swiss project of the century", and has attracted many superlatives. The construction, which is 7k longer than the Eurotunnel, is the ... More >>

MDG's ATMe adds atmosphere to Week 53

MDG's ATMe adds atmosphere to Week 53UK - Performance and visual arts venue, The Lowry, in Greater Manchester's Salford Quays launched its first festival of arts, Week 53, earlier this year. The 11-day festival, which brought together contemporary dance, visual arts, music and theatre in interactive installations, exhibitions and performances, featured more than 200 international artists, and will be held annually for the next three years with a view to extend into the future. The occasion was marked by the procurement of a new ATMe haze generator to complement The Lowry's ... More >>

Pennington Entertainment partners with 44 Designs

Pennington Entertainment partners with 44 DesignsUSA - Pennington Entertainment, led by industry veteran Shawn Pennington, has announced a partnership with stage design and production company 44 Designs, headed by concert and event production expert Jeff 'Lava' Lavallee. "Having worked with Jeff and the 44 Designs team extensively in recent years, I can tell you that there is not a more creative brain trust of individuals in the stage creative space in Nashville," says Pennington. "Every production that I have seen them produce, or been involved with has blown my mind every time! We ... More >>

VT20 reinforces Airbeat One 2016

VT20 reinforces Airbeat One 2016Germany - Throughout one weekend the airfield of Neustadt-Glewe was the destination for fans of electronic music and the meeting place for the world's DJ elite. 40,000 visitors from 40 nations were celebrating together with the world's top DJs Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Armin van Buuren, Tiësto, Afrojack, Steve Aoki, W&W and another 110 acts. Sound design was overseen by André Neuhaus. After many positive experiences André chose a VT20 System for the Grand Venue setup for filling the 8-Master Terminal tent with sound. The ... More >>

White Light faces EXPOSURE at St James Theatre

White Light faces EXPOSURE at St James TheatreUK - This evening marks the world premiere of EXPOSURE The Musical at St James Theatre, London. The new British musical has been written by Mike Dyer and Quentin Russell and stars Michael Greco and Natalie Anderson. Alongside providing the lighting to The Stripper which is currently running in the venue's studio space, White Light has also supplied the equipment for this new production. EXPOSURE The Musical tells the story of young photographer Jimmy Tucker who faces the biggest challenge of his life when a stranger ... More >>

Bram de Clerck joins Robe

Bram de Clerck joins RobeEurope - Bram de Clerck has joined Robe as business development manager for touring, TV & live events. Bram is already well known to many in the world of entertainment technology lighting. Based in Belgium, his character, communication skills, quick wit and extensive network of contacts have helped establish him as an industry 'personality'. This coupled with an intense passion and commitment to the Robe brand in recent years will make him "a great asset to our international team" says Robe CEO Josef Valchar, adding, "We are very ... More >>

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