Fusion Sticks draw clear lines on Garvey tour
Tuesday, 25 February 2020
rea-garveyRea Garvey is no stranger to international audiences
Europe - Singer-songwriter Rea Garvey is no stranger to international audiences. This is ensured not only by numerous TV show appearances, but also by his extensive musical output. For the past 20 years the Irishman has been delighting his audience with multi-faceted pop rock and his distinctive voice.
His most recent solo album, Neon was released in March 2018, and in the autumn of the same year and through summer 2019, Garvey presented the new songs on a large Neon tour. At his side for many years has been lighting and stage designer Christian ‘Rocketchris’ Glatthor.
Glatthor - known for creating multi-layered, haptic spaces on stage - designed a variable set with many surprises. With the help of 60 FS20 Fusion Sticks FS20 from Fusion by GLP, he picked up on the Neon theme from the album and the tour. The majority of the Fusion Sticks were suspended from each other by a background truss, set in vertical rows of six each. The designer distributed Sticks asymmetrically on floor stands on the stage.
All sticks have been equipped with custom diffuser filters for the Rea Garvey production, which Glatthor had developed together with GLP prior to production. “We originally had the idea of taking large, coloured neon tubes with us on the Neon tour in autumn 2018. With this idea in mind, I visited Prolight+ Sound in Frankfurt, where I was introduced to the prototype of the FS20 Fusion Stick on the GLP stand,” recalls Glatthor. “It was immediately clear to me that this was exactly what I needed. However, I still lacked a diffuser, and we developed this together over the summer and had it manufactured by GLP.”
Thanks to the diffuser filters, the beam angle can easily be changed, from beam to flood or asymmetrically, with the Fusion Stick still delivering sufficient light output. Rocketchris also equipped his Fusion Sticks with a frost filter to make the light particularly soft.
“The diffuser makes the LED sticks look more like real neon tubes. Although it swallows some light output, the output of the sticks is still so dominant that you can still immerse the entire hall in beautiful, diffused, coloured light - even in arenas.”
(Jim Evans)

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