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The brand-new Theater Zuidplein in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, has over 200 Robe LED fixtures – including T1 Profiles, Spiiders, LEDBeam 150s and ParFect 150s – installed as part of an all-LED lighting rig. It is among the first cultural centres worldwide to have no dimmers! Theater Zuidplein was designed by architects De Zwarte Hond and it is set to become a buzzing cultural hotspot in the dynamic Rotterdam-Zuid (south) district, offering a lively programme of multi-genre work including dance, drama, music, concerts, youth theatre, festivals, guest curators, etc., reaching out to all sectors of the community.
“United We Stream” Initiative and Media Partner ARTE takes the Nightclub Atmosphere Virtual with AWS
Underground nightclubs provide an outlet for dancing, socialization, and general revelry but as the world went into lockdown earlier this year, clubs across the world shut their doors, and for the most part, remain closed. To support these businesses, their employees and talent affected by the European club ban, the Berlin Clubcommission, Reclaim Club Culture and Berlin Worx teamed to launch the “United We Stream” fundraising initiative earlier this year, which began in Berlin, Germany but quickly expanded into 85 other European Cities globally.
Five music industry stalwarts, who cycled even further than Land’s End to John O’Groats, arrived in London this weekend (Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 October), stopping at iconic venues in the capital including O2 Academy Brixton, The O2, Alexandra Palace, Roundhouse, The SSE Arena, Wembley, The Tabernacle, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, Eventim Apollo, to the Royal Albert Hall, after cycling 1,700km across the country, starting in Newcastle via more than 130 iconic live entertainment venues and festival sites in Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield, Nottingham, Birmingham, Oxford, Bristol, Bournemouth, Brighton and more.
Blackmagic Design today announced that 26 of this year’s Emmy® Award nominees who live or were located in California were live streamed into the telecast of the 72nd Emmys using kits built around Pocket Cinema Camera 6K and ATEM Mini Pro switchers. The kits were built by Los Angeles based C Mount Inc as part of the first virtual, nationally telecast Emmy ceremonies, which brought together nominees in 20 cities and 10 countries. The 72nd Emmy Awards were held at Staples Center in Los Angeles, with Jimmy Kimmel hosting the show in front of a mostly empty arena while nominees and presenters were live streamed. Broadcast around the world, the show included more than 100 virtual attendees being shown before and after each award presentation, in acceptance speeches and finally with press interviews managed through the ABC virtual media room.
The National Theatre of Greece (NTG) staged three acclaimed performances of Aeschylus’s The Persians – first produced in 472 BCE – in July at the ancient Epidaurus open-air amphitheatre, complete with a fully socially distanced audience – of 4,500 instead of the usual 10,000 capacity, who enjoyed the drama and energy of live performance in this classic tragedy. Lighting designer Christina Thanasoula chose Robe LEDBeam 150s to add flexibility and multiple options to her design, placing 10 of the versatile little fixtures in the footlights position around the front of the stage floor.
Persistent and torrential rain didn’t dampen any spirits or enthusiasm at Silverstone Circuit in the UK where moving light manufacturer Robe UK, rental and production company Clearsound and Silverstone’s events and conference team transformed the world-famous race track’s ‘Wing’ building and conference centre ‘resplendent red’ for the evening of 30th September 2020.This massive effort was proudly in support the #WeMakeEvents Global Day of Action. #LightItInRed, one of many elements making up this general technical production industry alliance, helped coordinate thousands of similar lighting interventions which took place across 25 countries and all continents … to highlight the urgent need for the global live events / entertainment industry to be allowed to safely get back to work.
30 September 2020 marked the #WeMakeEvents Global Action Day, in which countries from across the globe came together in solidarity to highlight the plight that is currently facing the worldwide live events industry. In total, over 25 countries took part at 8pm local time, with activations delivering a range of creative responses, such as lighting iconic buildings in red to highlight how the industry is in red alert, as well as beaming shafts of white light into the sky to highlight the mass job losses.
As lockdown measures begin to ease, live producers are tentatively starting to investigate how events can be held that will bring people together again, while maintaining safe boundaries for the audience and artists alike. Rather than simply returning to what was previously considered ‘normal’ in terms of production, many are using what they learned during lockdown to evolve the concept of what a live event can deliver. As part of an arts and culture festival in the medieval walled city of Templin north of Berlin, electronic DJ collaboration “ambientkarawane”, played a live, socially distanced set and decided to capture the event with a newly established streaming and recording set up, built around the ATEM Mini Pro.
The Live Event Industry has always been there in times of need. Not unlike the Red Cross, the Live Event Industry shows up every time we are asked and provides artists, stages, lights, sound, video, lasers, pyro, crew, venues, catering, staging, busses, trucks, and support to raise awareness, money, and love. We always work for free to enable all of the money raised benefits those in need. We give greatly of ourselves and our companies each time, no questions asked.
Genelec Smart Active Monitors are at the heart of the Tokyo College of Music’s (TCM) new Nakameguro/Daikanyama campus. The campus has been created to give TCM’s composition students access to even higher quality recording facilities with Genelec providing monitoring solutions to a variety of spaces in both stereo and immersive formats.
The highlight of TCM’s Genelec monitoring solutions can be found in the flagship recording studio. “The studio is used mainly by students who major in the Fine Art/Film Scoring course within the composition program,” explains TCM lecturer Hideaki Sano. “The course focuses on composition, arrangement and performance, but also studies practical techniques related to pre-production, studio recording, producing, and so on. The studio needed to be capable of recording an entire orchestra, and since we have a concert hall and other large performance spaces on campus, we wanted the studio to make efficient use of these facilities.”
This was in solidarity with the #RedAlertRESTART action in the USA which saw over 2000 buildings lit in red all over North America on the same date, to highlight the critical stage of the live events and entertainment industry globally during the Coronavirus pandemic and the need for support and roadmap to re-starting. Pula’s world-famous arena is the only remaining Roman amphitheatre in the world to have four side towers and all three Roman architectural orders – Doric, Ionic and Corinthian – intact! It was constructed between 27 BCE and 68AD, is among the largest six surviving Roman arenas worldwide and is also the best-preserved ancient monument in Croatia.
In early September, Brown Note Productions (BNP) teamed up with their client to deliver an incredible virtual music festival in Colorado. A staggering 7,500,000 fans tuned into the concert, hit play, and plunged into the first-of-its-kind immersive experience. BNP supplied all audio gear required for festival production, including Clear-Com®’s FreeSpeak II® Digital Wireless Intercom, for a completely wireless solution at the client’s request.
Set in the tranquil parkland and ancient woodland of a stunning Berkshire country estate, Medicine Festival 2020 proved to be the perfect tonic for attendees and crew alike. It had been at least six months since most had been involved in any form of public event, but with safety measures in place, the five-day festival prescribed a healthy concoction of music, ancestral wisdom, art, wellbeing, future thinking, food, environmentalism, spirituality, dance and performance. Audio Feed had been appointed as the sound partner long before Covid-19 turned the world upside down. When the organisers decided to go ahead, the Funktion-One specialists were tasked with updating the sound system designs for the three-stage set-up.
Street art fans from around the world will be virtually welcomed to the streets of Bristol as UPFEST announces Virtually Upfest an online version of the world-famous street art festival 25th-27th September. Working in collaboration with virtual reality studio, ZubrVR and with the help of Arts Council England’s emergency response funding, the team at UPFEST has reconstructed Bedminster’s North Street with a TRON style feel, and designed an alternative way for users to experience the festival after the Covid-19 pandemic forced 2020’s edition to be cancelled.
The European ARTificial Intelligence Lab is now offering artists who are working with artificial intelligence or experimenting with its applications the chance to complete a residency at the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute in Mountain View, California, and the Ars Electronica Futurelab in Linz. The residency is divided in two parts – with an initial 4-6 weeks at SETI Institute where the winning artist will have an especially dedicated science mentor to inspire him/her and his/her work. The second part consists of 3-6 weeks with the members of the Ars Electronica Futurelab in Linz where the artist will produce the work inspired by the residency at the SETI Institute. The research that takes place at the SETI Institute should be meaningfully reflected in the artworks that result from the residency. Special emphasis will be placed on projects that consider artificial intelligence, ponder the beginnings of life, and critically reflect on our anthropocentric world view. The AI Lab is led and organised by Ars Electronica in collaboration with 16 partners across Europe and the SETI Institute. The deadline for the online submissions is October 7, 2020.