Production Reviews

The Music Of The Night

18 May 2022

Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour stages Opera Australia’s The Phantom of the Opera. CX interviews sound designer Shelly Lee about her unique design, and the challenges of ‘rainfall events’

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SIX To Tour With Chameleon Rig

10 May 2022

Tim Deiling’s lighting design is looked after in Australia by Jason Fripp, with gear supplied by Chameleon Touring Systems

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Blindness: Binaural Audio, Scary AF

26 Apr 2022

The entire production is a narration performed by British actor Juliet Stevenson, recorded binaurally, and played back to the audience via headphones. Most of it occurs, naturally, in full blackout

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Sky Song – Adelaide Fringe’s signature event is a world first

20 Apr 2022

Narrated by Archie Roach and featuring music and stories from Indigenous collaborators, Sky Song was a multimedia experience of ambitious breadth and depth

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Aus Lights on the River

15 Mar 2022

Around 20,000 visitors experienced Aus Lights on the River from 23 to 26 January, which included performances by First Nations dancers and the Adelaide debut of Illuminart’s AirLume, an 8m x 8m x 9.5m inflatable, projection-mapped sculpture

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Moulin Rouge – More Is More

28 Feb 2022

Being a tale of debauchery and excess, the scenic, lighting, and sound design have all taken their cues from the subject matter. Every department has been given the brief to go OTT

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Boy Swallows Universe With Spacemap Go

22 Feb 2022

The show’s composer and sound designer Steve Francis embraced the fantastical nature of the material, with local sound designer Matthew Erskine of CrossPoint Sound working with Steve to choose Meyer Sound’s immersive mixing platform Spacemap Go

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THE LUME Melbourne

16 Feb 2022

Grande have built an enviable international reputation for exhibition tech, but THE LUME Melbourne takes their immersive projection model and ramps up the scale from ‘impressive’ to ‘breathtaking.’

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Adelaide Symphony Orchestra’s Festival Of Orchestra

7 Feb 2022

The programme affectionately now known as FOFO kicked off on November 24 with ‘Classical Spectacular’, a glorious return to the stage that finished the concert off with a literal bang

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Jagged Little Pill

3 Feb 2022

With its book by award-winning writer Diablo Cody, Jagged Little Pill takes a fearless look at 21st century America. Now running at Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre before heading to Perth and back to Sydney

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NW Group at the Games of the XXXII Olympiad

7 Dec 2021

NW Group brought the specialist equipment that the major global event would need; custom RF antenna distribution, IEM amplifiers, Pyramix replay systems, and “a load of Optocore”

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Best On Ground: The 2021 AFL Grand Final

3 Nov 2021

In a first for the AFL, the creative, entertainment and tech for the Final was handled by Mushroom Group’s Creative and Events Division

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