MA Lighting consoles specified for Azerbaijan Eurovision event3 April 2008
Dubbed ‘Land of Fire 2008’ and broadcast live in several countries and on Eurovision.tv’s esctv last month, the show was held in a multi-purpose complex in Baku and saw Elnur Guseynov (pictured) emerge as the winner with the song ‘Day After Day’. The core technical set-up included one grandMA full-size console, a grandMA light and one MA NSP for lighting.
“I insisted on the grandMA once I knew the variety of lighting that the rig would contain – 100 movers, LEDs and conventionals, plus the fact that we [had] to programme the show in a short time-frame,” said lighting operator Timo Kauristo. “In an unknown situation like this, I need to know I can rely on my desk!”
The lighting team included designer Per Sundin and project manager Ola Melzig. Lighting equipment was supplied by Ukraine-based Luxen.