Artiste Monet and Rayzor 760 support Halsey
Monday, 12 August 2019
halsey33The festival and specials run included shows at Webster Hall in New York City
USA - Halsey hit the road in May for a short run of shows in support of a new single release, Nightmare and lighting designer Jose Antunes chose Elation’s Artiste Monet and Rayzor 760 to light the special performances. Lighting vendor was DCR of Nashville.
The festival and specials run included shows at Webster Hall in New York City prior to the single release along with a string of radio performances in California in early June.
Antunes designed the shows around some of Elation Professional’s newest luminaires, the Artiste Monet and Rayzor 760, and was one of the first designers to use the fixtures. “The design for this run was meant to pack a lot of punch with a small compact package that would fit in a small club, but also be able to spread out on a large festival stage and fare well outdoors in regards to output,” says Antunes, who also served as programmer for the shows.
“We wanted to try out some new-to-the-market fixtures and based this design and package on what was just recently released to showcase and put some new technology to the test.”
Because the run was festivals and club-type settings, flying a rig wasn’t an option so the Artiste Monets were ground supported behind the three-piece band. The designer used the 45,000-lumen LED profile fixtures for big, powerful aerial effects using its selection of gobos, animation wheel and wide zoom range.
“The Monet is by far the brightest LED profile fixture I have seen on the market so far,” Antunes enthused. “Its 950W white LED engine combined with its 7-color flag engine allow for punchy, rich and vibrant colours. This was easily the best range of colors I have seen come out of a fixture of its class.”
Mounted on truss towers upstage of the band, just above head height, were Rayzor 760s. Used as a general wash of the band from upstage, it was the fixture’s broad zoom range that first caught Antunes’s attention. “This fixture goes from a tight beam at 5 degrees to a monster wash at 77°. This was a very important feature for me considering the tight space we had to work with on our club shows.”
(Jim Evans)

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