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LD Jonas König lights ENGST using impression X5 Compact, impression X5 Bar 1000 and X‐PAR 12Z


The genre‐defying rock‐pop‐punk band ENGST is continuing along its successful, upward trajectory. The production design for the tour is the work of Jonas König of Koeniglicht, who, in addition to deploying many empty beer crates within the set, will be using exclusively GLP fixtures.


This is the epitome of stretching a tight production budget for a young, up-and‐coming band. “A beer crate costs practically nothing and fits the theme quite well,” laughs Jonas. He uses a matrix made of GLP impression X5 Compact behind a central wall constructed of beer crates. On the floor in front of the wall he has placed impression X5 Bar 1000. Other crates, stationed in the rows between, house a line of FUSION X‐PAR 12Z from FUSION by GLP. “The beer crate wall is the centrepiece of a stage design, which boasts a dramaturgical structure,” explains the designer. “In other words, the wall reveals its lighting secrets step by step. In addition to the lighting, we also project onto the front.”


He developed the content for this himself. The impression X5 Bar 1000 on the floor illuminates either the wall from below or, thanks to the tilt, gives a very flat, dramatic backlight to the band. The side (alley)‐lighting is delivered from the FUSION X‐PAR 12 Z. So far, the designer has mainly used impression X5 Wash from GLP’s X5 series. With ENGST, due to limited space, he has opted for the smaller impression X5 Compact. “The impression X5 Series is great, the brightness and colour rendering of the devices are simply fantastic. The X5 Compact in particular can be used very flexibly.”


The main advantage of the FUSION X‐PAR 12Z was the fact that they fit well into the beer crates that characterise the set. “They are also very bright and offer a nice zoom,” notes Jonas.

The designeris also using the impression X5 Bar 1000 for the first time with ENGST. “So far I have only seen thisfixture at a trade fair. I especially like the fast, tight zoom, and added to this is the consistent light quality of the impression X5 Series. I look forward to seeing their qualities in action with ENGST.”


The operators of the recently completed tour were Oliver Thomas and Simon Matuszczak. Thomas Haine was the technical director. A&F audio+frames Veranstaltungstechnik GmbH from Berlin provided technical services for the production.



Photo © Sascha Göttsche

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