Christian Heil's multidimensional gamble

L-ISA – Part – 2 An interview with Guillaume Le Nost

Present at the Pierre Mauroy stadium – and as sought after as Christian Heil – was Guillaume le Nost, the development manager of L-ISA, who answered our questions as well as he possibly could – not that he doesn’t know, but that he knows too much… far too much. The continuation of our triple report on the L/R-killer – episode 2 is here.

Using All Access Design’s interactive concept

The Avener has all the visuals at his fingertips

As deep house and electro music producer The Avener pursues his stellar career performing at ADM concert festivals, we thought it would be worthwhile to go back and have a look at his Flash Deep Tour, from late 2015, to focus on the interactive concept developed by All Access Design (AAD). The concept is that the artist can maintain manual control over part of the lighting rig – live and in real time.

“Rester Vivant Tour” at the AccorHotels Arena

Johnny Hallyday on tour, with lighting by Dimitri Vassiliu: back to the roots of rock

Dimitri Vassiliu, lighting designer (LD) for French rock superstar Johnny Hallyday, invited us backstage at the AccorHotels Arena during the on-going “Rester Vivant” marathon tour to talk lighting, video, and rock & roll. This was a new experience for the talented LD, who had already worked on some of the biggest music tours in France. Now, to helm not only the lighting but also the scenic and video design for over a hundred concerts by France’s rock icon was an exciting new challenge.

At The Olympia

Michaël Gregorio in concert(s) and in light(s) with Jocelyn Morel

Capping off a long and popular European tour that started in 2012 at the Bataclan, Michaël Gregorio returns to Paris to play his show at the Olympia for 16 dates, rich with color and music! It is no less than 40 concerts for the price of one, as the impersonator takes us, with his group of musicians, on a tour from Shakira, to Jacques Brel, to Dépêche Mode to U2, before an enchanted audience.

At the Paris Zenith - La Villette

Stromae lit up with squares by Paul Chappet

By associating with the biggest French-language album seller of the year for his sold-out tour, Paul Chappet, the lighting designer, left his favourite stomping ground, the clubs, to accompany the bouncy Belgian on a major world tour with customised lighting design. And as both the Pauls (a beautiful name also borne by Stromae) have known each other since the artist’s first tour, the lighting of which was done by the young lighting designer, they share the Paris Zenith stage with full confidence and complicity, one filling it with his incredible presence and the other dressing it up with beautiful floodlights in their element, appropriate for the show, completely new and electric.

Illuminated by Jason Bullock

Wiz Khalifa in Paris, Under the Influence of MagicPanel

The young American Hip-Hop phenomenon appeared at the Paris Zenith for a one night only performance to kick-off the European leg of his «Under the Influence of Music» world tour.
Jason Bullock, the tour’s Lighting Designer, has done a spectacular job with luminaires that virtually set the Paris stage on fire.
Upstage left and right of the wonderful Wiz, hang beautiful, brand-new Ayrton MagicPanel™ fixtures, Jason’s new favorites.

Electric Zoo Festival in New York

Jonathan Goldstein’s original Design includes huge video screens and 80 MagicPanel™602

The Electric Zoo Festival is, by far, the largest Electronic Dance Music event in New York City, with 190 international artists from the global electronic music scene performing over 3 days (and into the night) on 5 stages for 150,000 enthusiastic attendees. 2013 marks the fifth year for Electric Zoo. With each successive iteration, Production Designer Jonathan Goldstein has pushed the edge of the envelope for technological originality – with more stages and more fabulous visual environments.

Preliminary Lighting & sound report

Urban Peace 3 at the Stade de France on September 28

With the help of Skyrock, Universal, Stade de France Prod. and, above all, thanks to the Stade de France production manager Olivier Matabon’s will and energy, we invite you to experience Urban Peace 3 from the inside – from the preparatory meetings to the progress made on site up to the four and a half hour show to be held September 28, 2013.