So Percussion – From out at Darker Sea – UK Tour

So Percussion’s residency in mining towns in the North of England has allowed them to create an audio visual show to remember. This piece shows the industrial power, the impact that the decline of mining has had on mining communities, and how some have never recovered.

ArtAV provided production tour management, show support and video playback including live camera elements. A Sony NX70 HD video camera contributed the live element of the show, – giving an overhead shot of a writing desk used during the show, allowing the audience to see painting live on stage, this was then projected onto a 4.5m screen.

Using our Panasonic PT-DZ21K and PT-VZ570A projectors, we used both front and rear projection on a single screen, which allowed the artists to have an element of interaction with the projection.

It was also great to be working alongside our friends at Nitelites, a Newcastle based audio and lighting company, who took care of the sound and lighting for the tour. 

The piece was shown in 9 different venues across the country, which all had a relationship with the mining industry. As the show was shown in sacred spaces (it’s co produced by the Sacred Spaces Network Project), Churches and Cathedrals up and down the country, some of the venues were small or had awkward layouts but ArtAV were still able to consistently deliver a professional AV installation. This was helped by the use of a Panasonic-ET DLE030 lens. This lens is an extremely short throw lens with a ratio of 0.3:1. This maximizes the space on stage available for the band while not compromising the image size of the screen for the performance.


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