Norwegian Lighting Designer, Kimarius Abrahamsen, chose Ayrton MagicBlade-R and MagicBlade-FX lighting fixtures for Norwegian singer, rapper and songwriter, Cezinando’s tour and festival appearances in 2018.
Frode Eggum Have of Bary, were the company responsible for the production design of Cezinando’s show, and the supply of the majority of the technical equipment, including the Ayrton MagicBlade fixtures. The Øyafestivalen festival was held over four days in Tøyen Park, Oslo, is one of Norway’s biggest and most important music festivals.
“For the Øyafestivalen show, I worked closely with Sebastian Ekeberg, Bary’s production designer, to find some fixtures that would complement with our current ground package, and fit into the stage design we had come up with. Weight, size, and output were important factors because of weight-restrictions, and we also wanted to have as many fixtures as possible in our rig, and to be able to play with pixel-mapping,” said Abrahamsen.
“It felt like a really natural progression to choose the MagicBlade-FX, as I already had used the MagicBlade-R and the FX version met all of our requirements: they can be pixel-mapped, they’re lightweight, they’re small, the output is great, and the added zoom-feature is amazing and made my ‘walls of light’ concept easier to work with. Plus they made the beam look really nice.”
Abrahamsen used 24 Ayrton MagicBlade-FX in Extended Mode placed in a 6×4 grid in the roof, while 12 Ayrton MagicBlade-R were in the ground package. This enabled them to create a variety of different shapes and animation which gave the impression that the whole rig was moving, and introduced pixel-mapping that created organic-feeling effects.
“I was actually so impressed with the Ayrton fixtures, that I then tried out six Ayrton Ghibli from Bary as a part of our ground package on our Autumn tour in October and was completely blown away by it,” said Abrahamsen.
“Bary delivered a total of 79 fixtures to our Øyafestivalen show, and we ended up with 199 fixtures, including the house rig, which gave us 7201 parameters to play with. Filip Winter Hartvigsen, who designed the system, seamlessly incorporated my existing ground package into this one-off rig, and made it really easy for me to start programming in the WYSIWYG file that Sebastian Ekeberg had made.”
Bary is similarly happy with the outcome, Have concluded: “Kimarius Abrahamsen made everything look great with his lighting design and Sonic City made everything sound smooth with their sound techs. We must not forget our great supplier, Ayrton, who makes the coolest fixtures. And hats off to Bright for a solid technical delivery for the festival – and Øyafestivalen for hosting a great festival.”