long list of hits, tours and awards behind them. They play melodic rock songs with romantic lyrics
in Russian and Belarusian, written mainly by the band’s leader Vladimir Pugach.
More recently J:Mors played a concert called ‘Kryly’ (‘Wings’ in Belarusian)—after the single of the same name—in the in the Prime Hall concert hall in Minsk. The programme included both new
songs and the most popular songs from their archive.
The lighting design was handled by the band’s long-time collaborator, Alexander Bobel, Director of the GrandLight Studio. Vladimir Pugach had asked for something unusual and GrandLight Studio
developed the entire concept, starting with the ideas, equipment and implementation, ending with a
final flash of blinder. Assisting him were numerous products from the PR Lighting portfolio.
The designer’s partnership with PR Lighting equipment began several ago, with equipment
provided by a rental company. “At that time the XL 1200 was available, and since then I have implemented many projects at Prime Hall using PR Lighting equipment,” he said.
“PR Lighting devices perfectly suit the riders of most artists, and there has never been any problem with coordination. Every time I have operated their lights, they have proven themselves in all respects.”
The concert hall also invested in its own PR Lighting technology, and so in this instance he used
the in-house equipment.
“It made no sense to change the types of devices, since the PR Lighting equipment — namely the XS 1200 Spot, XR300 Beam and XLED 3109 Zoom — cope perfectly with their tasks. They deliver excellent colours, excellent brightness and speed of movement.”
“The XLED 3109 is a device legendary in its resilience … it has been working in the concert hall for 4 years and as far as I know it has never needed repair.”
A total of 10 XLED 3109s were deployed—4 in the booms and 6 on the back truss. “Those mounted on the cases were used as shooting devices and for spectacular shadows on faces, which we achieved with the help of dimmer and colour effects, since we decided to abandon the front light.
“We used 24 XR 300 Beam, which were used to obtain pictures in space and geometric shapes in support of the [aviation theme] content on the screen (as well as a spectacular picture in those moments when the screen was not used).”
Bobel also deployed 13 of PR Lighting’s XS 1200 Spot. “The gobo, made it possible to make the scene more mysterious and interesting,” he explained, “and by changing the angle of the beam, we could enhance the geometric effect.” 6 XLED 3108 instruments on the back-up truss were used to focus on musicians and for general stage fills, while 4 separate blinders and 4 stroboscopes provided the additional punch.
It was another resounding success, both for Alexander Bobel, the Prime Hall technical infrastructure and J:Mors themselves, as the crowd of 3,000 fans went home elated.
Images credit: Shumaev Andrey