Peter Maffay has been in show business going on 45 years now, and with 16 number one albums he is the most successful artist in the German charts by some distance. He delighted children with the little green dragon Tabaluga, and has taken a stand as a peace activist, but music continues to play a crucial role in his life. His latest album, “Wenn das so ist” (“If that’s the case”) came out last year, and the tour continues. For many years, Maffay has been able to call on the expertise of lighting designer Günter Jäckle, who in turn has been able to rely on German stage lighting supplier Lightpower.
A picture, an nice song and Bertil Marks inner cinema starts. He is a lighting designer with heart and soul, has worked with Sportfreunde Stiller, Sarah Brightmann, Selig, Zemfira, The Notwist, Melody Gardot and Gentleman. At Prolight + Sound 2012 he won the Opus Award. In an interview he tells us about his work.
Tim Bendzko keeps good company. Just like many other stars, including Shakira, Pink, Xavier Naidoo and Seal, he also uses the proven quality of Sennheiser audio technology. At his summer concert at the Waldbühne Berlin, the singer and songwriter performed his hits “Nur noch kurz die Welt retten”, “Sag einfach Ja” and “Am seidenen Faden” in front of almost 20,000 fans. He used wired and wireless microphones as well as IEM solutions from Sennheiser, which have consistently been exhibited at Prolight + Sound.
To once again experience John Lennon together with the Beatles or Elvis’ legendary dance live and in color on the stage, most of us will never be able to experience those things. However, if we take into account the newest developments in projection engineering, many long gone legends could seem very alive and in turn breathe new life into the entire music industry.