Singer-songwriter Rasmus Seebach chose a set which drew on some of Copenhagen’s best-known landmarks, including several iconic neon signs, for his latest tour.
Lighting designer Jacob Baekmand says that the artiste requested a theatrical feel to the performance space and an LED which did not have the “traditional” onstage television look.
Because Seebach wanted to move freely around the set, while his band had multiple options for entering the stage, Baekmand proposed a two tiered LED approach including an opening LED section which operates on hydraulic lifts, similar to a bus door.
The rig also had to be scalable both upwards and downwards to deal with the variety of events and venue sizes, including Arena Næstved (cap. 4,500) and broad daylight performances at festivals including Smukfest (40,000), meaning bright lights were “an absolute necessity”. Among the fixtures he chose were 24 Spiider LED wash beams and 16 MegaPointes by Czech Republic-based manufacturer Robe, supplied by Nordic Rentals. The MegaPointes were rigged on the same truss as the large upstage video screen and used to highlight the singer in his various stage positions.
“I love the range of smooth, rich colours possible with the Spiider, from delicate pastels to intense saturates, all delivered in a beautiful fat beam,” says Baekmand. “Both the Spiiders and MegaPointes make vivid impressions in daylight, dusk and darkness. They have already exceeded expectations.”