Welcome to AyrtonLIVE 16.

In these unprecedented times we need a little certainty, and you can rely on your next issue of AyrtonLIVE, to deliver an interesting read with fabulous images that showcase some of the great work lighting designers have been creating with Ayrton fixtures.

In these pages you will find reports covering theatre, clubs, events, and live music the world over, starting with the super-creative Circus Flic Flac in Dortmund. Perseo features heavily throughout this issue, shaking off the bad weather on a number of outdoor events and productions in Scotland and the US, while Khamsin-S makes its mark on international tours from Mika and the Jonas Brothers; a new club, Club Beehive, has opened in Shanghai with The Art of Light choosing a plethora of Khamsin-S, Bora-S and Mistral-S for its bespoke design.

We give you a unique feature in this issue – a blog from John McMurtrie, Iron Maiden’s official photographer. His News from the Picturedesk gives an insight into the challenges posed to the R’n’R photographer by LED lighting, and how Bora has been a revelation in helping to overcome them.

Of course, no spring issue would be complete without a mention of this year’s Pepsi Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show where LD Bob Barnhart employed a bank of 120 Perseo fixtures as a centrepiece for its spectacular design.

We hope this issue of AyrtonLIVE entertains you during your stay-at-home time and inspires you and your customers as you plan your upcoming projects.

Don’t forget to keep in touch with your Ayrton sales team for more information on Karif-LT and Domino, the two new models from Ayrton which are shipping this spring. And keep an eye on our social media pages for ideas on how to pass the time/raise your feel-good factor at #AyrtonUnitedWeStand.

Other news

Ayrton Diablo spotlights The Death of England at the National Theatre

The National Theatre’s production of Clint Dyer and Roy Williams’ The Death of England was performed in the Dorfman Theatre in Spring 2020 before the venue closed due to the […]

Janowitz chooses Ayrton Mistral-S for Trey Anastasio’s The Beacon Jams

Marc Janowitz, of e26 design, chose 30 Mistral-S – Ayrton’s highly compact, lightweight and powerful LED spot fixtures – as key features of his lighting design for Trey Anastasio’s The […]

Sirkus Finlandia keeps the show on the road with Ayrton

Finland’s biggest touring circus, Sirkus Finlandia, completed a successful tour of the country late last year with a lighting rig composed almost entirely of Ayrton fixtures. The Ayrton products were […]

Taiwan’s National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying) brings Ayrton Khamsin-S to Turandot revival

When Taiwan’s National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying) hosted a revival of the German/Taiwanese co-production of Puccini’s Turandot earlier this year, Mr Chien-hao Kuo, lighting designer and head of […]

Tom Kenny chooses Ayrton Khamsin-S for the iHeartCountry Festival 2020

Lighting designer, Tom Kenny chose Ayrton Khamsin-S profiles as key lights in his design for this year’s iHeartCountry Festival, presented by Capital One, which was live streamed globally and broadcast […]

Star appearance for Ayrton Khamsin in Singapore

The Star Performing Arts Centre in Singapore is proud to have taken its first-ever stock of Ayrton LED moving heads with the recent addition of Ayrton Khamsin profile fixtures to […]