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Clay Paky at the NATURE ONE Festival
Lighting Designer
Thomas Gerdon
Schoko Pro GmbH
Photo Credits
Ralph Larmann
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Germany – NATURE ONE, one of the most important electronic music festivals in Europe, was held once again at the former Pydna missile base, in the Hunsrück area. This year’s motto was “A time to shine”. Although the festival is now nineteen years old, it still looks at its best. The organizers from I-Motion GmbH, based in Mülheim-Kärlich near Koblenz, set up a megaparty on several stages. The open air stage was again entrusted to lighting designer Thomas Gerdon, who used the three brands Lightpower deals with for his lighting design: Clay Paky, MA Lighting and Showline. The show equipment included none other than a grandMA2 full-size, a granMA2 light, a Network Processing Unit (NPU) and a 4Port Node (made by MA Lighting), Clay Paky Sharpy Beams, Clay Paky Sharpy Washes, Clay Paky Alpha Spot HPE 1500s and Clay Paky Alpha Wash 1500s.

“It is as if Clay Paky Sharpys were made specifically for techno music events,”
said Gerdon. “They consume very little power and are so small and light they can be installed easily in any environment. They are also extremely fast, whatever their task. For this reason, you can achieve effects that are hard to produce with other lights. The Sharpy Washes do not come second in anything compared with their brothers. In particular, the CMY colour mixing is faster than the colour wheels of other lights. I think the whole Clay Paky range is the best on the moving light market at the moment!”

“The idea of an open air stage assumes you will surprise your guests with a totally different design every year. This year the architecture was strictly rectangular with transverse trusses. It was 26 metres high: the highest ever built for NATURE ONE.”

Lighting operators: Rando Lorenz and Rudolf Kraus. Media server operators: Matt Finke and Timo Weinhold. Laser operator: Jan Eiserlohn. BGV C1 hoist operator: Oliver Reinhard. On-site technical managers from Schoko Pro GmbH, the company that provided the equipment: Bernd Görgen and Lea Traiser. Technical Manager: Jens Diefenbach.