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Case study about Kvant lasers being used effectively at Choral music festival in the ruins of an old abbey.
Laserist: Thomas Avisse – Lightdiction
Location: Abbaye de Villers-la-Ville, Belgium
Not only for me, was this event unique when compared to all other occasions where we see laser displays.
This was not an electronic music party or a big concert as such. This time I got involved in Choral music festival. The festival happened over three days, running for 6 hours each day.
The place this event was held at was very different from most others too - the ruins of the famous Villers Abbey, located in the town of Villers-la-Ville, Belgium.
The show production was not only about creating a nice beam show. I had to take into account a relatively calm atmosphere of the space and surroundings and match my laser display style to it.
Since it was a vast space to cover, the obvious choice would be two different live show stations. However, as I was the only laserist available, running two live shows at the same time was not possible. On the main stage, I operated the lasers live, performing an ambient atmospheric show. This performance covered an area that was about 70m long and 15m wide.
For the 2nd setup, I decided to do laser mapping of the ruins, which run continuously in a 3-minute loop. I mapped with lasers two different walls, from projection distances between 20 to 50 metres.
To achieve the above, I used the following four KVANT laser display systems:
On the above photographs, Atom 20 laser system is projecting a fan effect above the audience. To keep the effect minimalistic and kind of calm, I chose uniform colours and rather a larger pattern.
Also, the lasers were supposed to emphasise the artist and not to take the attention away from him - another reason I preferred using simple patterns.
I found the laser projectors from Kvant Lasers suitable for this job for quite a few reasons:
The audience loved the entire show. The atmospheric part was very immersive and nicely fitted the mood, while the laser mapping highlighted the architecture of the Abbey. This experience was completely new and probably surprising for the majority of attendees.
In conclusion, the lasers from Kvant made my life a lot easier at this event. They are incredibly versatile and reliable machines that will never disappoint you.