Bristol, England–When Andrew Costi and Jim Dee realized their 120-cover Bar-Celona restaurant in the Kingswood suburb of Bristol was drawing more of a club crowd gathering for drinks at front of house, they had a brainstorm.
As Andrew tells it, “My business partner owned the building two doors down and so we converted it from an Italian restaurant and then purchased the building in between to create an entertainment venue.” (more…)
Paris, France–The Opéra Bastille Paris was inaugurated in 1989 as part of the French Revolution Bicentenary celebrations. Its 2,700 acoustically consistent seats, unique stage facilities, integrated scenery, costume and accessory workshops, along with its numerous work areas and rehearsal rooms, make it one of the great modern perform-ance venues in France. (more…)
Electrosonic teamed with Art Guild Inc. to engineer, fabricate and install the AV features of Bank of America Big Cat Falls, the award-winning attraction at The Philadelphia Zoo. The stunning landscape of lush habitats and waterfalls where guests come face to face with 12 endangered big cats from around the world was recently named Exhibit of the Year by The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). The award is presented for outstanding dedication to conservation issues and construction of exhibit space replicating species natural habitats. (more…)
San Francisco, CA, December 5, 2007 — Media Vision USA has announced expansion of successful rental network in North America with the new HCS-3630 push-to-talk microphones with carrying case suitable for rental and portable applications. (more…)
IRVINE, Calif. — Nov. 28, 2007 — AudioQuestÂ® and ITC, both part of The Quest Group today announced that several of AudioQuest‘s AV cables, along with ITC instant tool-less connectors, will be used to provide low-distortion, reliable connectivity for a home technological makeover in an upcoming December episode of “My Home 2.0.” (more…)
PETALUMA, Calif. — Nov. 29, 2007 – In a move to educate A/V professionals about AC power problems and their solutions, Panamax today announced that it is offering free 24/7 online power management training on its new, easy-to-navigate Web site. (more…)
CHICAGO, IL – CES 2008 – Peerless Industries, Inc., the industry leader in professional-grade audio/visual mounting solutions today announces that it will premiere six new lines of mounts that bring mounting technology to the next level at CES 2008. The first showing of Peerless‘ exclusive portfolio will be held at CES 2008, Las Vegas, NV in booth number 21740. (more…)
In response to requests from key broadcasters and production houses, including SKY, ITV, the BBC and RAI in Italy, DK-Technologies is launching the MSD100C Loudness, which is designed to tackle the issue of the perceived loudness of audio signals. (more…)
Artist, activist and curator Lisa Kirk features fog effects created with Look Solutions‘ Viper NT fog generator in her latest project, REVOLUTION!, a multimedia installation at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, an affiliate of the Museum of Modern Art located in Long Island City, NY. Consistently challenging white box aesthetics and institutional elitism with democratic verve, Kirk‘s work has evolved as a series of scripted events and their ephemeral fall-out. Her projects have served to dramatize a shift in focus to the significance of social rituals.
REVOLUTION! began as a fragrance developed in collaboration with Symrise perfumers, based on interviews with journalists, activists, and political radicals who responded to the question, “What is the smell of revolution?” Using the resulting fragrance, which blends the odor of smoke, gasoline, tear gas, burnt rubber and decaying flesh, Kirk addresses the issue of contemporary luxury branding with interactive perfume displays, ad campaigns, a mock front-page story in The Baltimore Sun and the organization of the Revolutionary Knitting Circle. (more…)
Quirky alternative indie-rock duo They Might Be Giants (TMBG) has been beguiling audiences since 1982. Now in its 25th year, it is still going strong and is currently on tour in the USA with a three-piece backing band. Mixing at the gigs is being done with a DiGiCo D5 and D1 package, supplied by New York-based audio company SK Systems. (more…)