Halloran Centre for the Performing Arts Installs Meyer Sound Constellation

Jacob Coakley

The new Halloran Centre for Performing Arts and Education installed a Meyer Sound Constellation system to allow the theatre to host a wide range of events—and to train the next generation of theatre technicians. “This … will be a tremendous boost to our technical training programs in sound for musical performance and theatre,” said Alice Roberts, vice president of programming and education at the Halloran Centre.

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Eccentric Opera Gets Consistent Lights

Jacob Coakley

​Lighting designer Hartley T A Kemp chose a variety of Philips fixtures—including luminaires from their Selecon, Showline LED and Vari-Lite lines—on a production of English Eccentrics at the University of Sydney's Conservatorium of Music. He used an array of Philips Selecon PL3 and PL1 and Philips Showline SL BAR 620 LED luminaires to add "vital color" to shift between the individual vignettes and was impressed with their color consistency.

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Masque Sound Visits History with Allegiance

Jacob Coakley

Sound designer Kai Harada chose Masque Sound to deliver a custom audio package for Allegiance on Broadway. Harada wanted a powerful but clear system, so Masque supplied a large assortment of Meyer Sound and d&b loudspeakers in a full surround system with several subwoofers located in as many places as possible. The system was driven by a Studer Vista 5 SR digital console.

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Elation Professional Helps College Cover Rent

Jacob Coakley

Lighting designer Chris Wood chose Elation Platinum Series moving heads and Colour Chorus Series LED battens to light a production of Rent at the University of Northern Iowa. Wood chose the Platinum Wash 16R fixtures thanks to their ability to provide powerful concert style looks as well as spread the beam out up to 44° for wider washes. The Colour Chorus battens were “fantastic” according to Wood, providing “very vibrant colors out of them but also subtle blues and lavenders.”

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