Robe T1s jazzes it up in Ghent
Mainstage artists at the 2019 Ghent Jazz Festival were illuminated by 86 Robe moving lights – including 35 brand-new T1s – in a slick production lighting design created by Bart Weyts of L&L Stage Services, the company providing technical production – lightning, audio and video – for that stage. This year, L&L purchased T1s from Robe’s Benelux distributor Controllux. He wanted to use them on the Jazz festival because they are silent.
Jazz performance often features some very intense ‘pin drop’ moments – where the ambience can potentially be ruined by the clunking and whirring of a moving light! Also, jazz artists have fine-tuned hearing and their audiences tend to be more sensitive to extraneous noise … so silence is definitely a virtue, and Bart is delighted with the T1s! In addition to these, 29 Spiiders and 22 LEDWash 600s graced the rig. The primary lighting director / operator for the main stage was Kristof van Mensel of TCF who used a ChamSys MQ500 console.