Instrumental rock band Chon favour pastel colours in their visual vocabulary requiring fixtures capable of mixing a wide range of colours, according to Steve Kosiba of lighting supplier Squeek Lights.
The designer selected a rig featuring Dartz 360 LED moving heads and SixBar 1000 LED battens by manufacturer Elation for a show which visited venues including House of Blues (cap. 2,000) in Las Vegas, House of Blues (1,400) in Chicago and New York’s Irving Plaza (1,200).
“A lot of fixtures with colour wheels don’t give you many pastels to work with, but with the Dartz you can mix any colour you want, which was really useful when reaching for those lighter colours, such as cyan, magenta, yellow and lighter lavender,” says Kosiba. “Having a colour mixing fixture that small with a tight beam is fantastic.”
To achieve more saturated colours, he used the SixBars, providing contrast to the subtler tones of the Dartz., which lined the upstage area, on a 2.5 feet (0.75m) pipe, with other fixtures mounted on road cases.
Full colour SixBar 1000s were positioned at the front and side of stage.