When two members of Swedish House Mafia – Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso – played a one-off show at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco recently, it was seen by fans as a precursor for a band reunion in 2019.
Charged with maintaining dynamic visuals, with spectacular effects throughout the performance was Sam Tozer of Vision Factory, who once again drew heavily on GLP’s catalogue for the performance. He had three key goals: to create a shape onstage that reflected the artists’ logo; to thrust the two artists out into the middle of the auditorium, and to immerse the audience in video and lighting. With the German Light Products equipment, he succeeded spectacularly on all three.
To meet Tozer’s design, Christie Lites supplied 40 GLP impression X4 Bar 20 battens and 58 GLP JDC1 hybrid strobes, while video effects came from PRG. “The JDC1’s surrounded the stage and were the main lighting units, allowing us to wash and attack the audience with light.”
Tozer said: “The X4 Bars framed the stage and allowed me to create a division of light between the audience and the artist.” Tozer brought the full creative possibilities out of the JDC1, in particular, running them in full pixel mode.
Working with the Lighting Designer and Programmer Alex Hesse, Tozer used; flame cannons, confetti, fireworks, lasers and video, under the watchful eye of Production Manager, Mattie Evans.
Tozer regularly dipped into the GLP toolbox for his shows, and once again the GLP came up trumps. Tozer said: “As always with GLP fixtures I know what to expect and I always love pushing their units to the extreme. I just love using GLP’s products and won’t be stopping anytime soon.”