The City of Rock of Arganda del Rey hosted the past 21 and 22 of June this multitudinous event in which 100.000 attendees enjoyed the latest trends in electronic music with a controlled lighting design with the 2 and 3 versions of GrandMA
* Images courtesy of Fluge
In this 2019 the electronic music festival A Summer Story It has consolidated itself as one of the main musical events in the country, counting on the performances of a total of 70 artists and an influx of 100.000 people. This event, produced by Disorder Events, has returned to triumph with a montage in which gigantic screens and spectacular lighting that combined tungsten and LED technologies have stood out.
The one in charge of providing all the audiovisual material has been one more year Fluge. Among the detachment used for the occasion, the new incorporation of MA Lighting grandMA3 in its full-size version it has been in charge of controlling the lighting of the Air Europa stage.
For two days the show was divided into four scenarios featuring frenetic designs in which mobile heads, LED bars and blinding, among others, were all controlled from this powerful console, from which Stonex is an official supplier in Spain.
The main stage, controlled with two units of GrandMA2 full-size, had a spectacular pyramidal structure of 35 meters high. It was the busiest during the two days of celebration, with an integral design of Eduardo Valverde de Pixelmap Studio and programming and operation in conjunction with Juan Manuel Lázaro Ordiales.
The decision to control this gigantic montage with grandMA it is because "it is the most reliable console on the market and a standard", in the words of the designer Eduardo Valverde. "It's a very complete console and in all raiders they ask for it, "he continues.
A Summer Story It has been a perfect occasion to show the strength and versatility of this console and its new and more powerful version. The GrandMA3 brings together a multitude of improvements in terms of manageability and visualization that make it a very powerful tool well above its predecessor.
With the arrival of its new software, grandMA3 will allow you to manage several scenarios with a single console, among other new surprises, as a perfect integration with Vectorworks to facilitate the creation of designs.
Premium lighting at the top of the electronics
On the other hand, the scenario Live and Techno Stage , with design Enrique Jimenez (Fluge), was controlled with a GrandMA2 full-size. For lighting, the designer also had several units of the premium brandClaypaky. "The difficulty of the design was that this scenario hosted two very different types of performances on Friday and Saturday. The lighting design had to respond to these two different configurations and we needed very versatile equipment, "says the designer.
To start, a total of 8 appliances A.LEDA B-EYE K10 were used in this scenario. “The A.leda K10 allowed us to use them as a street light in wash mode for the day of Live and to work with the led surface and more aggressive effects for Techno sessions”, in the words of the illuminator.
"On the other hand, we have the new Sharpy Plus in Beam mode, a fairly light device, with a well-defined beam of light, with a CMY color mix and great luminosity ", continues to this new mobile head of Claypaky, of which 14 units were used, and which has already gained presence in numerous festivals and big events in Spain.
Finally, 12 was used Mythos 2, "A team with a very wide zoom and that gave us a lot of play for its wide variety of gobos and the good definition of the beams of light".
Control and lighting with Stonex marks
A Summer Story, in its fifth edition, has managed to become one of the epicenters of electronics in Spain. The complexity required to control the different scenarios, with a large number of audiovisual devices, in which high precision is required, means that only the most powerful consoles on the market are suitable for this task.
Likewise, the lighting of each of the spaces, working both at night and day, should only have the most versatile and powerful products on the market. Counting on Claypaky, A Summer Story, Disorder Events y Enrique Jimenez they bet on premium material highlighted in the sector.
In Spain, the company Stonex is an official distributor of MA Lighting y Claypaky, among other well-known brands. As a national reference in professional lighting and stage engineering, Stonex brings more than 39 years of experience offering integral solutions for the sectors of entertainment, entertainment, architecture and emergency lighting; comprising the design, supply, installation and maintenance of scenic equipment and premium lighting.