Painting with Light shapes Niels & Wiels tour
Thursday, 12 July 2018
painting-with-light-niels--wielsPainting with Light created some visual magic for the show
Belgium - TV presenter and singer Niels Destadsbader teamed up with composer, pianist and music producer Miguel Wiels in a special Niels & Wiels duo to present four exclusive concert performances, for which they wanted a show design that captured the essence of the collaboration.
The two, who are also great personal friends, and their respective managements asked Genk based creative practice Painting with Light to create some visual magic for the show, and Luc Peumans led the project for Painting with Light.
Choosing the distinctive and slightly retro look of the Portman P2 Hexaline to create an upstage wall of luminosity – Luc positioned 24 bars, each one offering six individually controllable 230W halogen bulbs complete with hexagonal reflectors and housing – upstage, just in front of the printed backdrop. Above the stage were 10 Portman P1 fixtures.
For the rest of the lighting rig, Luc chose Chauvet fixtures. On the ground were 11 x Maverick Mk1 hybrid moving lights, picked for their beam effects, brightness and big front lens.
For side-lighting, three 2m high stands per side were each rigged with Chauvet Rogue R2 Washes at the top, placed in the optimum positions to light Niels’ backing band.
Overhead - in addition to the 10 x P1s, were 10 lighting pods, each populated with two Maverick Mk2 Spots and 10 x Maverick Mk3 LED Washes. They programmed the show on a grandMA2 light console.
The shows and the design were a great success and a touring version is being used for Niels Destadsbader’s summer festival appearances.
(Jim Evans)

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