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Morrissey Tour Gets Combative Aura with i-Pix BB7s

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• August 11, 2009
LONDON — Don’t let the flower-petal shaped LEDs fool you. Max Conwell, LD of Naked Eye, was looking for a visual accompaniment to the aural “attack” that is part of the vibe for Morrissey’s 2009 Tour of Refusal, and he has been using 12 i-Pix BB7 beam lights to give the visuals a “combative” aura. Read More...

GLP Impression Fixtures Turn Orange Stage to Green at Roskilde

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• August 7, 2009
ROSKILDE, Denmark — The 2009 edition of the Roskilde festival took place in the Danish town of the same name during the first week of July with an attendance of 65,000 people and bands such as Coldplay, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Oasis, Pet Shop Boys and Faith No More all appearing over the course of the four day event. Read More...

Clay Paky Announces Nominees for Knights of Illumination Awards

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• August 7, 2009
LONDON — Sponsor Clay Paky announced the nominations for the Knights of Illumination Lighting Design Awards. The winners will receive their awards at a dinner held in conjunction with the ALD and the STLD Sept. 13, 2009. The awards recognize outstanding contributions made by lighting and lighting designers for live and televised performances in the U.K. Read More...

Global Gathering Dance Event Pulses with i-Pix BBs

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• August 7, 2009
STAFFORDSHIRE, U.K. — Electric Fly Productions, show and lighting designers for the main stage, four arenas and two outdoor terrace areas at the 2009 Global Gathering dance event at Long Marsden Airfield, used a package of i-Pix BB4, BB7 and BB16 LED fixtures specified by Electric Fly’s Nick Jevons. Read More...

Mariinsky Theatre Invests in Catalyst for Ring Cycle

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• August 6, 2009
ST. PETERSBURG—UK Catalyst distributor SNP Productions has supplied three Catalyst  v4 PRO media servers in custom SNP designed Catalyst system flightcases to the Mariinsky Theatre from St Petersburg for their production of Wagner’s Ring Cycle. Read More...

Chauvet LEDs Light Three-Mile Section of Mexican Bridge

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• August 6, 2009
PACHUCA, MEXICO — Since March, 180 Chauvet LED lights nightly cast hues of different colors showing off the columns and pillars of a new bridge in Pachuca, the capital of Hidalgo state, Mexico. Read More...

Die Arzte Lit by Robe Gear at Hurricane and Southside Festivals

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• August 6, 2009
SCHEESSEL and NEUHAUSEN OB ECK, Germany — Die Ärzte and their light show were part of the twin festivals in north and south Germany, Hurricane and Southside. The band’s LD Lui Helmig designed a specials package that could be integrated with the house lighting system for the band’s performance at both sites. Read More...

Maximo Park LD Stevie Marr Uses Martin MAC IIIs for Fat Beams, Fake Laser Looks

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• August 6, 2009
LONDON — Stevie Marr, lighting and video designer for Maximo Park’s Quicken the Heart tour, is using Martin MAC III Profiles, MAC 250 Washes and Atomic 3000 strobes in his design. Lite Alternative is supplying the gear. Read More...

Anolis Lighting Beckons Customers to Seaside Cafe and Lounge

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• August 5, 2009
CATTOLICA, Rimini, Italy — An architectural lighting scheme using Anolis LEDs has been installed at the Millionaire Lounge Café. The design was created and specified by interior designer Pierpaolo Saioni, who was working for independent owners, Magi, Gucciardi & Pipitone, and was supplied direct to the venue by Robe Multimedia, Anolis’s Italian distributor. Read More...

amBX UK Ltd and TMB Sign Distribution Agreement

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• August 2, 2009
REDHILL, U.K. — amBX Ltd. appointed TMB as worldwide distributor for its amBIENT XC control system. Launched at InfoComm 09, the amBIENT XC uses amBX proprietary patented technology to provide a full “sensory surround” entertainment experience for architectural installations. Read More...

Vista Systems Spyders Used for Projection Design for Acropolis Museum

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• August 2, 2009
ATHENS, Greece — When the Greek Ministry of Culture asked Videotooth Event Engineering to undertake the projection system design for the opening of the New Acropolis Museum in Athens, manager / video director Vassilis Leonidopoulos selected Vista Systems’ Spyders.  Read More...

Circus-Themed Staging, Set Elements Used for Take That’s U.K. Tour

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• July 31, 2009
LONDON — A 7.8-meter-high mechanical elephant, which was used to transport band members to their places on the stage during the opening of Take That’s Circus Live Tour, was only part of the high-wire technological feat performed for each of Take That’s 20 Circus-themed stadium shows, which were attended by over 1 million fans in the U.K. Read More...

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