Anouk - Who's your momma TourBelgium & The Netherlands
Indoor world premiere with Anouk
Gert Hof directs mega show with 56 FALCON searchlights
In the course of weeks of intensive preparation, Gert Hof developed first the overall concept and then the details of a light-show in which every movement of the searchlights was tailored meticulously to the musical and lyrical context. With the support of Jens Probst of A&O Vision, he then spent a further ten days working on the implementation, programming the lighting effects and choreographing the operation of the equipment. A significant part of the equipment used on this tour was supplied by A&O Technology, including not only the abovementioned forty-five FALCON® BEAM 7000W searchlights but also a further eleven FALCON® BEAM 3000W luminaires as well as, for the programming, two grandMA full-size lighting consoles and a grandMA 3D system.
With the help of a telescopic crane hired especially for the purpose, the A&O team moved each of the FALCON® BEAM 7000W searchlights to its appointed place in the three-storey scaffolding, with fifteen on each level. The ten FALCON® BEAM 3000W luminaires were distributed in a symmetrical pattern along the front edge of the stage.
“We were on a very tight schedule in both Antwerp and Arnhem,” remembers Helge Altenschmidt, A&O Technology’s technical director, “with only a day each time to construct and a night to dismantle the set. Fortunately, by dint of sedulous planning in the run-up to the tour and outstanding coordination at the venues themselves, we experienced no problems in keeping to the schedule.” The A&O team had eight helpers at its disposal for both setting up and pulling down.
The client, Mojo Concerts NL, working here in collaboration with Gert Hof Productions, was greatly impressed both by the performance of the FALCON® luminaires and by the flawless technical execution of the production.
Belgium and The Netherlands
FALCON BEAM 7kW
FALCON BEAM 3kW
Gert Hof; Operating: A&O Vision
A&O Lighting Technology Germany
Anja Pietsch, directed by Gert Hof