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Photo by Chris Cooper
Photo by Chris Cooper

Eclectic Visuals at Glastonbury 2016 Rely on Avolites Consoles and Media Servers

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

GLASTONBURY, UK -  For nearly 40 years, Avolites equipment has been found surviving the mud in each corner of the Glastonbury Festival. This year the British manufacturer's consoles and media servers once again managed a wide swath of the impressive visuals supporting the music on the various stages, including the main stages and secondary performance spaces as well. They included the Pyramid Stage (powered by Avolites ART2000 dimmers), the Other stage, the John Peel stage, the West Holts stage, the Acoustic stage, the Arcadia Spectacular and The Temple immersive dance environment, and also the afterhours areas such as the Unfairground art field.

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High End Systems Hog consoles in Adelaide, Australia
High End Systems Hog consoles in Adelaide, Australia

The Adelaide Convention Centre in Australia Gears Up with More High End Systems Consoles

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

ADELAIDE, Australia - The Adelaide Convention Centre has added to its already ample 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 ten 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.

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SONICtower at i Light Marina Bay 2016 used Martin lighting and control products.
SONICtower at i Light Marina Bay 2016 used Martin lighting and control products.

SONICtower, Part of Singapore Light Art Festival, Equipped with Martin Lighting, Control Solutions

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

SINGAPORE—i Light Marina Bay, a light art festival, dazzled visitors to Singapore's Marina Bay waterfront area from March 4-27 this year. A key feature was SONICtower (pictured here), an outdoor art installation by Sound Media Artist Zulkifle Mahmod (a.k.a. ZUL). SONICtower made use of a mix of Martin VDO Sceptron 10 outdoor rated LED video fixtures (30 each in 320 mm and 1000 mm), powered by a P3 PowerPort 1500 integrated power and data processor, all coordinated with a P3-200 System Controller. The outdoor lighting system included a Martin Exterior Wash 310 quad color LED (RGBW) programmed with a M2GO controller.

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The Aquarium in Nanchang, China. It is one of the attractions in the new Wanda Cultural Tourism City.
The Aquarium in Nanchang, China. It is one of the attractions in the new Wanda Cultural Tourism City.

Wanda Cultural Tourism City Opens in Nanchang, China with Alcorn McBride Equipment for Show Control

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

NANCHANG, China – The Wanda Cultural Tourism City complex in Nanchang, China packs a theme park, movie park, aquarium, hotels and retail stores within an area measuring two square kilometers. It is expected to attract 10 million visitors a year to the southeastern Chinese city. The Flying Theater and Interactive Theater in the Wanda Movie Park and the Domed Theater in the Wanda Aquarium feature Alcorn McBride A/V, lighting and show control equipment. 

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A recently purchased ATMe haze generator joined The Lowry’s 15-year old MDG Atmosphere unit. Pictured here, the opening night party. Photo by Nathan Cox.
A recently purchased ATMe haze generator joined The Lowry’s 15-year old MDG Atmosphere unit. Pictured here, the opening night party. Photo by Nathan Cox.

Manchester, U.K. Venue Launches 11-Day Festival; New and Old MDG Units Add to the Atmosphere

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

MANCHESTER, UK - The Lowry, a venue located in the Manchester area launched its first festival of arts, Week 53, from April 28 to May 8. 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. A recently purchased ATMe haze generator joined The Lowry’s 15-year old MDG Atmosphere unit.

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One of the 'Glow' events at Sky Zone Trampoline Park.
One of the 'Glow' events at Sky Zone Trampoline Park.

Sky Zone Trampoline Parks “Glow” with elektraLite eyeBall UV Fixtures

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

BENSALEM, PA -- A couple of nights a week at select Sky Zone Trampoline Parks, the main lights are switched off—and new elektraLite eyeBall UV fixtures are turned on—for an event called “Glow” where participants wear neon clothing and bring or buy glowing swag items to engage in the interactive games at the park in the dark.

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Area Four Industries
Area Four Industries

Hong Kong-Based Stage Tech Limited Using Milos Truss for Custom Applications

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

HONG KONG - Stage Tech Limited, a Hong Kong-based production company, has been using truss products from Milos for a variety of custom projects, fulfilling their stated promise to clients of “highlighting your ideas, enchanting your guests and making special occasions even more memorable.” In particular, they have used the Milos M400 range of truss for a variety of custom installations in public places within Hong Kong. Among their many creations is a hanging sculpture in Pacific Place shopping mall for its 25th Anniversary celebration and a hanging goat display at the PMQ Goat ARTventure exhibition gallery. 

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Moving pods were loaded with Elation SIXPAR 200s and Clay Paky Sharpys. Other fixtures in the rig included Martin MAC Vipers, Clay Paky Mythos and more Sharpys - 68 in all.
Moving pods were loaded with Elation SIXPAR 200s and Clay Paky Sharpys. Other fixtures in the rig included Martin MAC Vipers, Clay Paky Mythos and more Sharpys - 68 in all.

HSL Supplies Chris Brown's 'One Hell of a Nite' in Europe

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

DUBLIN - HSL supplied lighting, rigging and a Kinesys automation system for the European leg of Chris Brown’s “One Hell of a Nite” tour, working for production designer and manager Tom E. Marzullo from Out Of Our Minds Creative Services, LLC. HSL project managers John Slevin and Jordan Hanson coordinated everything for the Blackburn, U.K.-based rental company and ensured that the production design, created collectively by Tom E with input from Christie Lites’ Robert Roth and Robert Achlimbari from All Access, was supplied with all the lighting, rigging and automation elements it needed. The Europen shows took place in May and June, 2016.

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Photo by Ralph Larmann
Photo by Ralph Larmann

Udo Lindenberg Tours with GLP Impression X4 Bar Fixtures

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

GRONAU, Germany  – Veteran rocker Udo Lindenberg didn't panic as his 70th birthday approached on May 17. Instead, he prepared for his Keine Panik (No Panic) tour, which also features dancers, jugglers, acrobats, a UFO, a giant pink piano, a Russian empress, a houseboy, a children's choir, biopic clips, various movies and so on … not to mention a jam-packed set list with over 30 songs. LD Günter Jäckle lit the 16 concerts in venues ranging from stadiums to mega-halls, using a rig that included GLP Impression X4 Bar fixtures.

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Sarah Connor tour photo by Ralph Larmann
Sarah Connor tour photo by Ralph Larmann

LD Bertil Mark Uses GLP X4 Fixtures and Battens for Sarah Connor Tour

PLSN Staff
International News

SAARBRUCKEN, Germany — LD and production designer Bertil Mark has been crafting the looks for German pop and R&B singer Sarah Connor’s recent shows using a combination of GLP’s X4 (Tunable White) LED fixtures and 32 of the new X4 Bar 20 battens. Connor has been touring in support of her most recent album, Muttersprache (Mother Tongue), which has gone triple platinum since its release in May 2015.

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