Clay Paky Alpha Beam 1500 fixtures dazzled a complete sellout crowd at the recent Ultra Music Festival – billed as “The World’s Premier Electronic Music Festival” held March 26 and 27 in Miami, Florida. The event won Best Music Event 2010 at the 25th Annual International Dance Music Awards, which celebrates the best dance records, CDs, DJs, website, producers, promoters and more.
AG Light & Sound Inc. supplied 24 Clay Paky Alpha Beam 1500 fixtures used by Lighting Designer Stephen Lieberman. The fixtures were spread over a 60-metre stage span (200 feet). The fixtures that weren’t under the protection of the main roof were covered with custom inflatable bubble domes. The rest of the stage was a towering back wall of high resolution video screens accompanied by lasers, fog machines and special effects to pulse with the high energy music. AG provided Lighting and Video for the main stage as well as Video and some Rigging for four other stages, making this year’s Ultrafest something to remember.
The twelfth edition of this legendary festival proved to be the most elaborate production to date. The event returned to Downtown Miami’s oceanfront Bicentennial Park for two days and two nights. There were 16 stages set over two days, featuring more than 200 DJs, bands and producers. More than 100,000 international music enthusiasts were in attendance for this historic event.
Andrew Gumper, President of AG Light & Sound Inc. explained, “The Alpha Beam 1500’s we used to create a really big beammy look to the show. The fixtures were spread over 200 feet wide and had an amazing impact alongside the enormous video backwall. The Alpha Beams performed flawlessly and looked great.”
“We have always been very happy with our relationship with Andrew Gumper,” says Pio Nahum, Clay Paky Marketing Manager, “His company is young and dynamic and they have been taking our products to exciting new levels. They are involved with very interesting high-profile events and it’s great to hear the nice feedback.”
Francesco Romagnoli, Clay Paky Area Manager adds, “AG Light and Sound is one of the biggest and most important rental companies in New York. We highly value our constant contact with Andrew and our strong ongoing relationship. We look forward to many exciting projects in our future.”
Ultra Music Festival Crew:
Designer – Stephen Lieberman
Main Stage Visuals – Vello Virkhaus
Andrew Gumper – Project Manager
Marc “Chainsaw” Wuchter – Lighting Crew Chief
Tony Cerasuolo – Moving Light Tech
Chris Fuller – Lighting Tech
Todd Goldberg – Lighting Tech
James Watral – Video Crew Chief
Paul Whitfield – Video System Engineer
Sondra Pozan – LED Video Tech
Corin Grover – Video Crew
Dan Goldberg – Video Crew
Peter Metallo – Video Crew
Brent Jones – Video Crew
Phil Summers – Video Crew