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Astera launches Alfred into space

Production News
March 30, 2020

A textured piano and matching risers were a central part of the look for the first full production tour by Spanish singer Alfred Garcia, with an upstage set piece fabricated from metal plates.

Following a brief to add “a magical touch” to the set by Lluis Danes, and inspired by the artiste’s song From Earth to Mars, lighting designer Joan Teixidó used a back wall of lights to create a spacey, “intergalactic” feel for the show.

He chose 30 Lite Drops by German manufacturer Astera as his main lighting fixture, partly because he could attach them magnetically to the back wall, arranging them in in a matrix pattern six fixtures wide by five high.

“I mapped them and programmed the dynamic effects via my console using the fixture’s wireless DMX option,” says Teixidó. “This was fantastic, with super-quick changeover times – no cables, no power, no fuss. They were ready to roll in minutes.”

Alfred Garcia played venues including Sant Jordi Club (cap. 4,620) in Barcelona and Sala Teatre (400), Murcia.

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