Back

Newcomer joins charts topper

MA Network Switch tours with Andreas Bourani

German artist Andreas Bourani recently toured his “Hey” tour through Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Bourani’s success story started with his song “Auf uns” (on us) during the 2014 football World Cup. Timo Martens, Philip Hillers and Nik Evers created the stage, video content and lighting design for the tour.

They chose 3 x grandMA2 light, 4 x MA Network Switch, 4 x MA NPU (Network Processing Unit), 2 x MA 8Port Nodes and 11 x MA Digital Dimmer 12 x 2,3kVA5 for lighting control.

Nik Evers explained the lighting design he realized together with Timo Martens and Philip Hillers: “One task was to light Andreas Bourani and his band perfectly. Besides this we had other considerations. For example the musicians shouldn’t be disturbed by the lighting, and the lighting had to ‘complete’ and emphasize the stage design. Each lighting system should stand for itself. It was a question of outlines, clear simple forms, the logo and independence. It was our goal to support the stage architecture as well as the content areas and to combine all components into a coherent concept.”

Project manager Dominik Müller of Black Box Music explained: “Black Box prefers products from MA Lighting’s German distributor Lightpower because they have excellent support, especially when it comes to using new products like - in this case - the MA Network Switch.”

“The MA Network Switch is truly great! You don’t need much time to understand the menu. The graphical user interface and the assignment of the networking protocols to ports make the admin job in both bigger and smaller networks much easier. On any account is it a fantastic product that we are using on the current Sarah Connor tour as well.”

André Breß was the lighting operator. Boris Kayser worked as media server operator and Conrad Neumann as system technician. The pre-programming was completed at Prefocus GmbH (Tilman Schumacher and Tobias Heydthausen). The lighting equipment package was supplied by Black Box Music – Veranstaltungstechnik GmbH.

Photos: © Ralph@Larmann.com

Used Equipment:

<link en goto>3 x grandMA2 light
<link en goto>4 x MA Network Switch
<link en goto>4 x MA NPU (Network Processing Unit)
<link en goto>2 x MA 8Port Node
<link en goto>11 x MA Digital Dimmer 12 x 2,3kVA



Further news

A Great Journey for grandMA3

“It was fantastic to see grandMA3 help unlock so many creative possibilities”

A grandMA3 control system was chosen to run a spectacular show with over 4,000 lighting fixtures – 3,000 of which were moving lights – and approximately 90,000 parameters at the National Stadium in…

Read more

“Your skills and experiences can grow with it”

Download Festival rocks with grandMA3

A full grandMA3 system was specified for Main Stage house lighting control system at the UK’s “Download the Pilot” event, a special three-day 10,000 capacity festival at Donington Park, action packed…

Read more

Getting passionate about grandMA3

Auto de Pascoa used MA Lighting controls

The energy and imagination of leading Brazilian lighting designer Paulinho Lebrao from design practice FOH excelled to create epic lighting for a spectacular and vibrant production of Auto de Pascoa…

Read more

Successful prelude

grandMA3 used for Amir Cup Final 2020 and inauguration of Ahmad Bin Ali stadium in Qatar

The Amir Cup Final 2020 Ceremony, the biggest football cup competition in the State of Qatar, and the inauguration Ceremony of Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, the fourth FIFA World Cup™ stadium to open in…

Read more

One concert, many technical remote locations

Purple Schulz’s performance is completely remote controlled

In the 1980s and 1990s, Purple Schulz achieved great national fame as a German pop singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and radio presenter with titles such as "Sehnsucht", "Verliebte Jungs" and…

Read more