The Importance of Acoustics - From Theme Parks to Mosques

The Importance of Acoustics - From Theme Parks to Mosques

Here Emad discusses acoustical simulation, and the profound impact that acoustics design has on tourism or entertainment projects.

Emad El-Saghir is the Senior Acoustical Consultant for ADA Acoustics & Media Consultants in Germany, and one of more than 25 speakers at Prolight + Sound’s Events Technology and Entertainment Development Forum. 1. What is the importance of acou... Read more...

The Bright Future of Theatre Lighting

The Bright Future of Theatre Lighting

We spoke to Andy Webb, Theatre Lighting Designer for TIGZ Creative, about the latest developments in theatre lighting design, and the growing influence of LED.

‘From Candle to Tungsten Light, LED the Future is Bright for Theatre’ 1. How has theatre lighting advanced over the years? From the early days of the original Patt 23 lanterns to the introduction of the industry standard Source 4. The pa... Read more...

An interview with Thomas Ovesen, CEO of 117 Live

An interview with Thomas Ovesen, CEO of 117 Live

Delivering world-class events from movie premieres and classical shows to international sports events and megastar music concerts’

Thomas Ovesen is the CEO 117 Live, an entertainment company responsible for organizing headline live events with the biggest stars such as Nicki Minaj, Justin Bieber, and Ed Sheeran. We sat with Ovesen to discuss the latest developments in the regional live e... Read more...

A journey through Ras Al Khaimah’s 7,000 year history

A journey through Ras Al Khaimah’s 7,000 year history

Q&A with Haitham Mattar, CEO, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA)

Q1: What is the importance of showcasing Middle East culture when promoting tourism and entertainment in Ras Al Khaimah? “Ras Al Khaimah offers a history dating back more than 7,000 years and this is a key feature in all of our promotional efforts wh... Read more...

An interview with Jasper Hope, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Opera, speaking at the Conference

An interview with Jasper Hope, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Opera, speaking at the Conference

Panel discussion - Delivering world-class events from movie premieres and classical shows to international sports events and megastar music concerts

Jasper Hope, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Opera Panel discussion - Delivering world-class events from movie premieres and classical shows to international sports events and megastar music concerts 1. How has the Dubai Opera been received by the public sin... Read more...

Turning the tides of music production – A brief history of the turntable

Turning the tides of music production – A brief history of the turntable

Prolight + Sound Middle East takes a look at the history of turntables and vinyl records – technology that changed the world of music forever.

It is believed that in 1857 French inventor Edouard-Leon Scott de Martinville invented the world’s earliest known sound recording device. Twenty years later Thomas Edison announced his invention of the phonograph, a device that could both record and pla... Read more...

Effect lighting creates a moonlit sky: Lighting Abu Dhabi Grand Mosque

Effect lighting creates a moonlit sky: Lighting Abu Dhabi Grand Mosque

Lighting up mosques: A look at some lighting case studies for mosques to include Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi and Mecca, Saudi Arabia

The lighting of religious buildings is a particular art and a lot of time and research goes into creating the best lighting design to complement what are often magnificent architectural structures. Mosques tend to adopt special symbolic importance to light. B... Read more...


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