Berlin-based punk band Alex Mofa Gang decided to use an “uncompromising” lighting scheme devised by lighting designer Gabriel Paul, which illuminated the performers solely from the back.
He opted to use Rogue R2 Wash and Rogue R1 Wash fixtures by manufacturer Chauvet Professional for a tour which takes in venues including Slaughterhouse (cap. 2,000) in Wiesbaden, Dresden’s Groove Station (500) and The Tube (500) in Dusseldorf.
“The challenge was to ensure that the same visual punch could be delivered in each venue, which was harder in the smaller venues with their small stages,” says Paul.
“I was able to use the zoom feature to create almost beam-like effects from behind the band, which gave visual presence and purpose.
“While the rich colours of the Rogue R1 and R2 Wash units accentuated the dramatic performance, two Maverick MK2 Spot and the two Rogue R3 Spot fixtures helped me give the stage greater depth. Drawing on the intensity and gobo capabilities of these fixtures, I peppered the stage with patterns that reflected the dramatic music.”
To illuminate the cyclorama, complete with the band name written large, he used eight COLORdash Batten-Quad 6 fixtures, bathing it in saturated colours with their six individually controllable quad coloured RGBA LEDs.