L-ISA enhances Ennio Morricone tribute
Thursday, 14 October 2021
l-acousticsCelebrating the music Ennion Morricone in Berlin's Wuhlheide
Germany - Film composer Ennio Morricone died in 2020 after a storied career that featured over 400 scores for film and television, more than 100 classical works and musical compositions for artists such as Paul Anka, Zucchero and Andrea Bocelli. He won over 40 awards including three Grammys, three Golden Globes and six BAFTAs. For his 2017 world tour, where Morricone directed the Czech National Symphony Orchestra for arena-sized audiences, he became an early adopter of L-ISA immersive sound, using the technology for shows in Bologna and Milan. The unmistakable melodies of Ennio Morricone were heard in all their immersive splendour at a spectacular tribute concert on 1 August n Berlin's Wuhlheide, played by the Berlin Symphony Orchestra.
LITT event-technik GmbH was responsible for the implementation of the L-ISA Immersive Hyperreal Sound-System, with Ulf Oeckel as system engineer and Holger Schwark manning FOH, both of whom are experienced L-ISA users and familiar with operating the system on live tours.
“I was honoured to plan one of the first L-ISA world tours with Mark Knopfler and bring it to the streets. In addition, I am a qualified L-ISA trainer," explains Oeckel, who describes the advantages of spatial audio technology for orchestral productions as follows: "The clarity and transparency are much greater than can be achieved with a conventional stereo system. With every L-ISA production I notice that the audience unconsciously feels more comfortable and connects with the music in a natural way."
In Berlin's Wuhlheide, an L-ISA Wide scene design made up of seven identical hangs, each with nine Kara cabinets, provided this audiovisual coupling effect. For structural reasons and for reasons of audience occupancy - two thirds of the open-air stage was occupied - a lateral extension system was not required, with the sale of seats based on the L-ISA zone, so that the same high-quality audio was delivered to every listener in the covered area and its first tier.
"The concert in Wuhlheide was the first time our L-Acoustics portfolio was used for an L-ISA show," Rolf Henning, managing director of LITT, says. “The sound effect is incredible. In 2022, we will go on a big farewell tour with German rock band City. L-ISA is already firmly planned."

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