REGENSBURG, Germany - The courtyard of the castle St. Emmeran in Regensburg, Germany, has provided the location for the Thurn-and-Taxis festival (“Schlossfestspiele”) since 2002. The highlights on stage are mirrored by the FoH audio mix: Tonmeister Carsten Kümmel created a concert hall ambience for the performance of Giacomo Puccini’s “La Bohème”, even though it took place in the open air. Key to achieving this was the use of a Lawo mc²56 mixing console.
U.K. - Woolf Works, Wayne McGregor’s first full length ballet for the Royal Ballet, performed at Covent Garden’s Royal Opera House, was met by critics and audiences with very high acclaim. The ballet triptych was based on Virginia Woolf, as viewed through her three major novels: Mrs Dalloway, Orlando and The Waves.
LIVERPOOL, U.K. - Following a £5m renovation of Liverpool University’s Senate Drum building, a new teaching facility, complete with advanced AV infrastructure, has been opened under the new name of the Brett Building.
LONDON - Audient’s iD22 made its debut theatre performance, with two-time NSDF Emerging Artist Award winning theatre company at the New Diorama Theatre in London, last month. Sharing the limelight with three performers, including actress & producer Rianna Dearden, the audio interface was used to control the sound on stage for their brand new play, Goodstock.
BERLIN – The Bikini-Haus is a landmarked office building from the 50ies in Berlin‘s City West, which has been transformed into a shopping mall with various eateries and alternating events. The audio and media control matrix Harvey mx.16 from DSpecialists provides the excellent sound there for the permanently available PA system with a DJ position.