Politic, culture & society
For the second time in a row, L&S won the invitation to tender from the Deutschen Bundesstiftung Umwelt [German Federal Foundation for the Environment] and was able to carry out the “Week of the Environment” as a technical service provider in Berlin. On 7th and 8th June 2016, the Federal President Joachim Gauck invited almost 200 exhibitors to his garden to present their ideas concerning climate protection, energy, resources, soil and biodiversity, mobility and transport as well as building and living. Parallel to the exhibition, 6 main and 80 experts were held in moderated discussions.
The “musik: landschaft westfalen” offers visitors an experience of classical music and the arts, encounters and culinary specialties on six festival weekends. The Parklandschaft Westfalens serves as the place of the concerts. This area is remarkable due to its landmarks, its architecture and its attractions.
In August 2014, the great Kammerphilharmonie [chamber philharmonic] St. Petersburg, together with the MLW Festival Choir, hosted the Wasserschloss in Raesfeld. L & S supplied a 140 m² stage, lighting technology and the necessary transmission and sound technology for classical orchestras.
The special sound equipment in particular was very popular with our customers and the guests, and there were quiet a few. Our team focuses, concerning sound equipment and technology on a Line- Array-System KIVA of the French manufacturer L ‘Acoustics, microphones from Neumann and Sennheiser and mixing console technology from Yamaha.
In the summer of 2013, L&S, as general contractor for the trades of sound, light and stage, supervised a concert series with various classical orchestras, choirs and artists. There were twelve concert venues where a total of 16 concerts were played!
End of May, in Prora near Binz on Rügen, Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel inaugurated the newly created Naturerbe Zentrum Rügen [Natural Heritage Center Rügen]. The 13.5-million-euro project is located in the DBU-Naturerbe-Fläche[area]Prora which contains the three ecosystems forest, open land and wetlands – in a unique combination. Experience and understand nature – this is an information center with exciting exhibits. A barrier-free treetop trail leads up to a height of 40 meters along the beech forest. At the highest point with a height of 82 meters above sea level, you experience a magnificent view over the island of Rügen. The center opens for visitors on 15 June 2013. For further information, please visit:
Within the framework of the opening ceremony, L&S was responsible for the design and construction of stage as well as the technical realization of the event. This included the equipment of the press conferences.
For the first time, L & S realized the lighting of the stage for the public television with exclusive use of energy-efficient LED spotlights. The new Litecraft WT9, a spotlight with 18x9W Tri-LEDs, was used. Each LED contains the three white light colors: warm white, cold white and amber, so that a controllable stepless adjustment of the color temperature of the spotlight between 2.975 ° Kelvin (artificial light) and 6,000 ° Kelvin (daylight) is possible. The camera leaders of the present television stations were highly satisfied, which is not a matter of course with a pure LED lighting. From now on, L&S is sure that the WT9 is the dimmable and controllable energy-efficient alternative to the CDM spotlights which have been proven a hundred times. Place of use will be the trade fair stands and stages.
June 2011- On 17 June this year the “Opernnacht am Meer 2011” took place in Bremerhaven. Around 1,600 guests experienced the most beautiful arias from operas by Verdi and Puccini in a maritime atmosphere. The ships around and the Simon-Losche lighthouse on the west side of the new harbor provided a pleasant background and a special atmosphere of the open-air concert. Soloist ensembles and various choirs cared for the Mediterranean opera literary.
L&S provided a 140 square meter, filigree stage for this special event.
The ArcoStage 140 impresses with white foils and its round arch optics and is perfectly suitable for classical concerts and operas.
Furthermore, we provided a LED wall so that even the guests in the rear rows had an excellent view of the artists.
The conclusion of the Opernnacht: a completely successful event with a good background!
„20 Jahre Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt“ [“20 Years of the German Federal Foundation for the Environment”]: May 24, 2011, on the occasion of its 20th anniversary, the world’s largest environmental foundation celebrated at the dbb Forum in Berlin.
Approximately 7,800 innovative and environmentally friendly pilot projects have been supported by the Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU) in the past 20 years with a funding sum of almost 1.4 billion euros. DBU is one of the patrons behind the concrete implementation of forward-looking environmental policy.
The DBU used the anniversary as an occasion for a ceremony. Around 400 invited guests from the worlds of politics, business, science and environmental associations looked back on the achievements and dared to look forward to future developments.
As a full service provider, L & S was responsible for stage and scenery construction, sound reinforcement, lighting and video technology. A camera transmission of the event including directing via LiveStream is available on the website www.dbu.de
June 2010 – ArcoStage 200 is currently hosting a four-week open-air theater festival. Tragedies, dramas, an opera and a festival concert –everything under one roof thanks to our new stage flagship. The 204 square meter stage shows its strengths: white foils, a filigree design for this stage size, and as a special solution, at the request of the stage designer, a headroom of only six meters in contrast to the normal height of about ten meters. In this case, however, the stage is not used as an actual playing area, but as a weather protection and podium for the orchestra.
We have also convinced our customers due to the fact that all ballast is directly integrated into the stage floor and thus lets the stage appear as a clean place and therefore, it looks great. Conclusion after four weeks festival time: Thanks to flexible stage concepts, we won a highly satisfied customer!
A stage with many possibilities and options that can be adapted to the requirements of the theater, classical and opera scene.
Well-known artists and musicians of the classical scene, seven different locations, partly open air, partly indoor and a total of 17 event days with over 40 acts were successfully supervised by our team. The venues were well chosen and have an attraction even without a classic event. Venues such as the moated castle in Raesfeld, the airport in Paderborn, the Surenburg in Riesenbeck and the cathedral of Muenster. The opening concert also took place in the cathedral of Muenster. Krzysztof Penderecki conducted his composition „Die Sieben Tore von Jerusalem“. L & S built a platform for 200 musicians and singers with a total of six floors and provided lighting for the orchestra and the choirs.
Highlight of the event series was, we suppose, the open air concert of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra London, directed by Carl Davis in Raesfeld.
For the four-day event with further concerts, we did not only provide the technical superstructure and facilities, but also tents for artist’s cloakrooms and the backstage area as well as 3,000 chairs. Our new ArcoStage 140 “Classic Edition” was used as stage. The Adamson Line-Array of the Spectrix series and microphones from AKG and Neumann provided an excellent sound. This was as well, the opinion of the organizer. Apart from 50 theater lights, our moving lights from HighEndSystems and Kolorado outdoor spotlights were also used.
The following artists were technically supervised by us:
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra London Leitung CARL DAVIS
Nationales polnisches Radio-Sinfonieorchester Kattowice
Justus Frantz & Die Philharmonie der Nationen
Sofia Festival Orchester
Via Nova – The Percussion Group
József Lendvay & Friends
and many more