Ayrton Cobra lights Milan’s D’Assago Forum for The Kolors

Photo: Elena de Vincenzo

The Kolors gave a performance at the Forum d’Assago in Milan before announcing their new international tour. The lighting for the concert was designed by Lighting Designer Francesco De Cave who chose 120 Ayrton Cobra laser-sourced fixtures for the event, supplied by the Italian service company, Agorà.

“I have already used Ayrton fixtures for many tours and programmes: Eurus, Domino, Perseo, Cobra etc…” stated De Cave. “This time I chose Cobra as the special feature in the lighting design precisely because of its double value as both beam and spot. The concept of the project originated in a circular design that entirely enveloped the band, an embrace of light that perfectly suited the band’s musical genre – electronic music but with an ‘80s touch.”

“The main element of the scenography was a mirror ball from which the band then emerged. There I concentrated around 70 Cobras in a circular manner to create an embrace of light that blended perfectly with the music and energy of the concert,” continued LD De Cave. “The beam function allowed me to create this enveloping sunburst effect while the spot guaranteed a powerful light output which enhanced the band’s stage presence and allowed me to use the cobras throughout the concert.”

“Ayrton’s Cobras offer a lot of possibilities, especially with their speed of movement and zoom capability,” concluded De Cave. “I had used them previously during Laura Pausini’s tour, and thanks to their zoom I was able to recreate the effect of the crowd’s applause by narrowing and widening the beam in time.”