Theater of la Monnaie / De Munt, Brussel (2023)
Koninklijke Theater of la Monnaie / De Munt
The prestigious Royal Theatre of La Monnaie / De Munt in Brussels has selected ETC’s Eos Apex consoles to upgrade the control of the lighting in its iconic 1,150 seated space.
La Monnaie Theatre offers a variety of performances from opera and classical music concerts to dance shows and more. After positive reviews and feedback from international lighting designers, the theater's lighting team wanted to see which console would best meet their needs and invited - among others - Kris Noerens of Controllux to a demonstration of ETC's Eos Apex.
Lighting Operator Julien Bier - who has decades of experience in the industry - describes why Apex was preferred (so much so that they chose two Apex 10 consoles): "The Eos software is extremely flexible, making it particularly suitable for the type of venue we work in. We were able to quickly create groups, presets and palettes to build a familiar programming interface that provided minimal changes or disruption to our workflow."
“The philosophy behind Eos is that you can start programming quickly and intuitively, without the need for a complex setup and configuration. The structure and workflow can also be tailored to suit specific production requirements, offering a granularity and ease of access to detailed control parameters, particularly when it comes to color control. Eos Apex is very flexible and can be customized to your needs but still operates in a very structured way. Therefore, a show programmed on Eos remains visible for other operators of the team at all times – so if there is an unexpected change in the team, it's fairly easy to adapt the console layout from another operator."
Head of Lighting Koen Raes adds that “The overall capacity of the console is very extensive; all of the lighting systems at the Muntschouwburg, including the house lights, are controlled on Eos Apex.”
The lighting team at La Monnaie / De Munt continue to explore the powerful tools of Eos Apex and are currently enjoying discovering the power of ETC’s Augment3d software. The 3D programming environment allows users to program moving fixtures with unprecedented speed and ease, and now with ETC’s new Augment3d Scanner app – users can also import ready-to-use room models from a phone or tablet directly into Eos family consoles.
Kris Noerens says: “The Munt Theatre chose a solution that is considered the standard worldwide in major operas: Eos Apex.”
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