AARHUS, Denmark — The
National Day of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) is celebrated every year
to commemorate the founding of the world’s most populous sovereign state. The
holiday is observed throughout Mainland China, as well as the nation’s Special
Administrative Regions of Macao and Hong Kong with a variety of government-organized
events including fireworks and concerts. Recently, the organizing Committee of
Compatriots in Hong Kong presented a cultural show at the Hong Kong Coliseum
for this year’s 64th Anniversary of the founding of the PRC. To
ensure a lighting display worthy of the national holiday, the Committee turned
to Tom Lee Engineering Ltd., who deployed several HARMAN Martin Professional’s lighting
fixtures, controlled by Martin’s M6 lighting console.
event featured performances by the Military Band of Chinese People's Liberation
Army Hong Kong Garrison, the Art Troupe of Chinese People's Liberation Army Hong
Kong Garrison, the Honor Guard of Army, Navy and Air Force of Chinese People's
Liberation Army Hong Kong Garrison, the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, the Hong
Kong Children and Juvenile Chinese Opera Troupe, as well as many popular local
singers and bands. More than 6,000 people from the Hong Kong region joined in
celebrating the founding of the PRC.
main event stage featured 24 Martin MAC Viper Profiles and 24 MAC Viper Wash DX
moving head fixtures with 1,000-watt lamps and a unique compact form to produce
impressive speed and superior light quality. In addition, a Martin M6 lighting
console, which operates on the M-series software platform for fast programming and
extensive playback management, controlled the design.
the M6, programming was fast and easy. I was able to customize the console and
show to meet my exact needs with its touch screens,” commented the FOH engineer
from Tom Lee Engineering Ltd. “I was very comfortable relying on the M6 to
control the main stage design and it proved to be an invaluable asset to the
success of the China Day celebrations. Also, due to the rigorous environment
and continuous operation, we relied heavily on the reliability and robust
design of the Martin equipment that presented us with zero downtime.”
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