GLP supports SXSW’s unique classical showcase
This year’s South By Southwest Music Festival (SXSW) in Austin, TX provided a unique classical music showcase into its multi‐cultural annual event. Given a choice of venues by the organisers she opted for Esther’s Follies, a quirky, brightly coloured downtown cabaret / vaudeville theatre. With only a relatively basic house rig, which would need to operate independently, the addition of a GLP floor package would bring the performance to life. This comprised four impression X4 Bar 10 battens and eight ultra‐ compact impression FR1 moving LED heads—expertly designed and programmed by Dash Speer, who runs local tech suppliers, Limitless Lights & Sound. Faced with a small stage he sensed the linear X4 Bars would be a great fit to provide movement behind the artists upstage, without sacrificing a lot of stage. “The FR1’s we pre‐rigged on threaded pipes, then rode them in J‐hooks in the truck. This rig then went up in under 30 minutes,” he said.
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