"The World of Hans Zimmer" touring Europe with Movecat equipment PDF Drucken E-Mail
Montag, den 11. März 2019 um 12:27 Uhr

Movecat_HansZimmer_SoundhouseFrank_Embacher_Berlin_print_webThe production "The World of Hans Zimmer – A Symphonic Celebration" has been touring Germany since April 2018. The show presents the masterful sounds of the world renowned composer of film scores, for the first time arranged for orchestra and combined with the lavish projection of film sequences, to create an impressive live experience. The tour has already been extended once, in the autumn of 2018, due to the immense demand for tickets. Now further tour dates have been added in the spring of 2019, not only in Germany but elsewhere in Europe as well.

Die Soundhouse Veranstaltungstechnik GmbH of Hassfurt in Bavaria, with Philipp Stapf in the role of Production Manager, is accompanying the tour as technical service provider. For the rigging, the Soundhouse team are relying on chain hoists from Movecat. The challenge here has been to dispense with an anchoring system for the loads despite the massive weight of the back truss.

"The back truss carries no fewer than seven LED walls, two of which, in addition, have to be moved. That all adds up to a considerable weight," explains Jürgen Erhard, Soundhouse's Sound Technician. "Furthermore, the back truss passes very close to the tower structure, so we have to rig the points with extreme precision. The tower elements themselves only have to be rigged when setting up and dismantling the show, so we only need two suspension points per tower, to each of which two 1t D8 Plus hoists has been assigned. Elsewhere however in the Hans Zimmer production, we need a large number of suspension points  and they have to be very closely spaced, which can make for problems in some halls. Since the Movecat motors have proved absolutely efficient and reliable in the past – in the course of the last tour, there wasn't a single failure – we naturally opted for them again on this leg of the tour."

In all, some 65 Movecat motors are being used. A further two have been earmarked as spares. For the main PA, which weighs around 1.9 metric tons, Soundhouse employs six Movecat hoists (1t D8, 2T D8). The sub-woofers and side PA were rigged using D8 Plus 500 kg hoists. The large HZ logo is hung at a slight angle from the ceiling; for this we use eight 500 kg D8 Plus hoists, the structure being further reinforced with additional steel wires.  For the side truss, D8+ 500 kg and D8 Plus 250 kg chain hoists are used. The back truss, which as already mentioned is extremely heavy due to the LED screens, is rigged using 1t D8 Plus and 500 kg D8 Plus motors.

For the control of the motors eight-channel MPC 8ED8 from Movecat be used for the PA and video equipment and an MPC 32TD8 Touring Rack from Movecat for the lighting equipment.

Caption: Production "The World of Hans Zimmer – A Symphonic Celebration" (Photos: Soundhouse Frank Embacher)

Movecat GmbH
Movecat is currently the only manufacturer of kinetic equipment for the stage anywhere in the world capable of offering practice-tested, certified and genuinely available integrated systems compliant with BGV C1 and SIL3 – these consisting of chain hoists, trolleys, band hoists, winches, turntables, load-measurement systems and networks. The company was founded in 1986 by Andrew and Thomas Abele. The products are developed and manufactured in Germany. Movecat's kinetic solutions are used in high profile shows, tours and TV productions not only in Germany but throughout the world. The company has garnered a host of distinctions in recent years including the TOP 100 Award, the German Design Award, the P.I.P.A. Award, the Industry Prize and the VR Innovation Prize.

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