When I worked on a concert for the Styriarte 2017 at the Freilichtmuseum Stübing, we finished the load-in and the setup early, so we have to wait for the evening show. A part of this barn was used as a storage place for our equipment, the dressing rooms and the FOH area – all at once. In the late afternoon the sun floated through giving this nice lighting…
Like i already mentioned in my last post, with my new website http://www.thomasbernhardt.at
online now, the content I will post on this blog will slightly change.
I would like to show more backstage information, also about my second profession as a lighting designer in the entertainment industry.
So here I have the pleasure to tell you about a recurring collaboration with one of my favourite clients: The Styriarte in Graz, Austria.
Again, I will work for Psalm, their annual Easter music festival which will happen between April the 9th and April the 17th at the Helmut List Halle, Graz, Austria. (http://www.helmut-list-halle.com/home).
I have done a lot of work in this venue over the years, so it’s also a kind of homecoming for me. To know the people, to know the gear to work with, makes live a lot easier during lighting a festival, were you have to expect the unexpected always.
The theme of this years festival is “fruitful” (Fruchtbar in German), and they produced a very nice festival subject:
In my design I will try to follow this intentions as far as possible with the lights, the mood and the colours, despite too much red can get easily too much in a nightclub setting. So to keep the balance there is important.
You can find the program of the festival and a lot of information about the artists and their music here on Styriartes website:
I will post some shots of the lighting and the festival as soon as possible,
See you soon!