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Another Monumental event for Robe

DJ, music producer and creative live experience imitator Michael Canitrot presented another innovative ‘Monumental’ show, this time in front of the incredible Cathedral Notre‐ Dame of Laon in the city of Aisne in the Hauts‐de‐France region of France.

A special musical performance was created for this magical event which was presented in collaboration with design collective AV‐Extended led by Jérémie Bellot, featuring a giant video mapped projection show onto the front of the Cathedral’s imposing 56m‐high façade, supported by a light show designed by Mikael “Mika” Trochu utilising 56 x Robe moving lights.

Robe FORTEs and MegaPointes were chosen for their power, brightness, and impact as well as their dynamic feature sets, and were located all around the front of building on the ground and on a balcony at approximately 50 metres up the front of the building.

They were used highly effectively to create multi‐layered effects on the Cathedral, including the two main façade towers that overlooking Laon old town, and also to shoot striking and potent beams into the skies. At the front of the building, either side of the stage, seven MegaPointes were deployed on the garden side with more on the courtyard side. Lined up adjacent to one other on special platforms, they highlight and texture the Cathedral walls including the arch ceilings of the two large, recessed side doors.

On the front balcony, 15 MegaPointes were deployed and used for colouring the top half of the façade, the back walls under the higher up arches, and to blast piercing beam effects towards the city, cutti ng through the night skies. Five MegaPointes a side were positioned inside the top of both the Cathedral towers at elevation of 20 metres above the balcony. Mika deployed three FORTES inside the Cathedral, one central to illuminate the main rose window flanked by the other two left and right to back‐light the two lancet windows of the facade.

Another 8 x FORTES were positioned at the back of the forecourt behind the audience at the control room level for key‐lighting the artist and for picking out specific façade details like the magnificent huge central rose window. He used a grandMA2 console for programming and running lighting, and all the lighting equipment was supplied by BDL Event group. The get‐in was completed over two days by a crew of 8 for lighting, video, audio and power including Jérémie Bellot from AV‐Extended and technical director Martin Javouret. They worked with a local crew of 8 x stagehands.


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