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Sir Elton John Shines in Denmark with HARMAN’s Martin MAC Viper Profiles

AARHUS, Denmark — Lighting Designer Andrew Pygott was pleased to learn Danish rental company Comtech began offering HARMAN’s Martin MAC Viper Profile and designed a Martin rig for Sir Elton John’s show at Denmark’s Resenlund Park composed of the high-output profiles.

“I was very interested in giving the Viper Profiles a go ever since a demo at our Barnsley headquarters in England,” says Pygott, who incorporated the Martin fixtures into the rig as the primary spots on the show, part of Elton John’s “40th Anniversary of the Rocket Man” tour.

“Its size-to-light output ratio and the good selection of stock gobos available made it an excellent fixture to clone and easily create multiple looks during the show,” Pygott says. “The Vipers are also remarkably fast on function including movement, which is outstanding for its size.”

Pygott positioned the Vipers on five of six aerial trusses, as well as on vertical towers at the rear of the stage. The tower positions and upstage truss had a pair of MAC Aura’s surrounding them to give a number of nice looks with the gobo beam emitting between the Auras.

Jes Hylby Christensen of Comtech commented, “I chose the Viper because of the efficiency of the fixture according to dimensions of the stage and the stability it offers in ‘outdoor’ environments. An important factor is also the weight-to-output ratio, which is impressive. In my opinion, the combination of Vipers and MAC III was the best solution for the job.”

Pygott thanks Comtech’s Kristian Holm Nielsen (Chief Technician), Jens Olsen (Project Manager) and Jes Hylby Christensen (Project Coordinator), “Who were able to quickly meet my requirements and provide a safe, well-positioned and fully functioning rig with great ease, making my trip to Denmark a pleasure.” He also thanks Omar Grundy, a colleague at Innovation Productions (www.innovation-productions.com), for his continued assistance.

Martin Equipment:
• 30 x MAC Viper Profile™
• 22 x MAC Aura™
• 29 x MAC 2000 Wash XB™
• 14 x MAC III Profile™
• 2 x Jem AF-1™ fan

As a world leader in the creation of dynamic lighting solutions for the entertainment, architectural, and commercial sectors, Martin lighting and video systems are renowned the world over. Martin also offers a range of advanced lighting controllers and media servers, as well as a complete line of smoke machines as a complement to intelligent lighting. Martin operates the industry’s most complete and capable distributor network with local partners in nearly 100 countries. Founded in 1987 and based in Aarhus, Denmark, Martin is the lighting division of global infotainment and audio company HARMAN International Industries. For more information please visit: http://www.martin.com.

HARMAN (www.HARMAN.com) designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of infotainment and audio solutions for the automotive, consumer, and professional markets. It is a recognized world leader across its customer segments with premium brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, and Mark Levinson® and leading-edge connectivity, safety and audio technologies. The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 14,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $4.3 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

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