Bogota, Columbia (August 31, 2010)—A full 100 Adamson line arrary enclosures were used for Bogota, Columbia’s celebration of the country’s bicentennial.
On July 20, over 30,000 people filled Plaza de Bolivar, a downtown square surrounded by historic local and federal government buildings, for a 360-degree audio visual experience lit up by 390,000 lumen of projection mapping, and 100 Adamson line array enclosures hidden between and within buildings. The Square was the site where the first Call for Independence took place 200 hundred years earlier.
A 3D multimedia show involving models, projectors, acrobats, live action, dancers and more invoked the history and geogrpahy of the country. Providing sound for the spectacle were 48 Y18s, 16 Y10s, 16 SpekTrix and 16 T21Subs. All the arrays were zoned so they could be turned on in different parts of the show and not to produce harmful interaction between them.
Leonardo Vilar of Sonic design explained, “I placed sound on the left and the right buildings around the square. The show started on the right building and all sound at this point came from this side for the entire plaza. The second part of the show was on the left building and here again, the sound came only from this side. What was really interesting was the 3D mapping show, which was staged in the middle building and I could not place any loudspeakers in front of it. The solution was to use both left and right arrays to provide sound, but I only used the bottom of all the arrays, so I would not get harmful interaction among all of them. It worked out great, sounded really cool and allowed me to provide sound to the entire plaza without the speaker arrays contaminating the aesthetics of the show.”
Amplification was provided by Lab.gruppen fP6400s and controllers were XTA 448s; consoles used at FOH were all digital, and included C.Vilar’s brand-new DiGiCo SD8, an Avid Control 24, Yamaha PM5D and a LS-9.
Adamson Systems Engineering,