Styriarte 2017 in full swing

The 2017 version of the Styriarte festival is now in full swing in going into it’s second week. Here are two impressions, shot by myself, lighting design by myself

Three more interresting weeks to go.

Psalm 2017

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:

Sujet Psalm 2017
©Oxana Zaytseva

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:
http://styriarte.com/psalm/
I will post some shots of the lighting and the festival as soon as possible,

See you soon!

 

University Graz

KFU Graz
The University of Graz at night