Robe Supports Sørgekåpe Album Launch

Products Involved

BMFL™ Spot
BMFL™ SpotBMFL™ Spot
CycFX 4™
CycFX 4™CycFX 4™
CycFX 8™
CycFX 8™CycFX 8™
LEDBeam 1000™
LEDBeam 1000™LEDBeam 1000™
LEDWash 1200™
LEDWash 1200™LEDWash 1200™
LEDWash 600™
LEDWash 600™LEDWash 600™
LEDWash 800™
LEDWash 800™LEDWash 800™
MMX Blade™
MMX Blade™MMX Blade™
MMX WashBeam™
MMX WashBeam™MMX WashBeam™

Lars Bakke and the sales team from Robe’s Norwegian distributor Norsk Sceneteknikk based in Spydeberg, seized the opportunity to actively support local prog-rock band Sørgekåpe with additional lighting … when lead singer Kim Lunde started working with them about a year ago.

They saw several opportunities in this. Firstly to learn more about the Robe fixtures they are selling, secondly, the gigs provide an opportunity for inviting potential clients to real ‘live’ demos of the products working in situ … and thirdly, they were really happy to be supporting an excellent artist. It was a win-win scenario all round!

Sørgekåpe recently launched their new album “Intelligent Kjærlighet” with a special showcase performance at Askim Cultural Center (in their home town), which was also recorded for a DVD. Lars decided to ‘push the boat out’ with his creative lighting design and ensure that the production values were really stepped up for the gig.

He utilized a whole variety of Robe fixtures to help produce this spectacular and animated show, including six BMFL Spots, ten LEDBeam 1000s, six Pointes, 24 x miniPointes, together with CycFX 4s and 8s, LEDWash 1200s, 800s and 600s, MMX Blades and WashBeams … plus other fixtures like strobes, LED units and Moles.

Three trusses were installed in the roof, a ground-supported circular structure was constructed around - and above - the drum kit, and there were also ground supported side truss ladders which were used for lighting positions.

A ‘signature’ lighting look was created with the positioning of the 24 x miniPointes around the outside rail of the circle, with LED lights and strobes on the inside. This was a real WOW factor for the packed audience, who responded with audible ‘oooh’s and ‘aaahhh’s throughout the set as Lars fired up numerous different looks emanating from the lights rigged on the circle!

The six Pointes were hung on the side trusses and used for dramatic cross lighting and shooting different effects across the stage, with the CycFX vertically rigged along the tops of the side trusses and strobes dotted in-between the Pointes.

On the floor, two of the BMFL Spots were used to project colours and gobos onto the back drape, and downstage on the front truss, the MMXs were ideally placed for key lighting along with more conventionals including fresnels.

As this show was launching the new album, Lars took the colours from the artwork as a basic starting point as he started programming the lighting. Magenta and white were prominent, and he also worked in plenty of retinal-burn out moment with strobing and blinding … which suited the music perfectly!

The band had requested some in-air beam effects – for which the BMFLs, Pointes and miniPointes completely killed it … and the rest was left entirely to his expertise and judgement of what looked best and most spectacular.

The eight LEDBeam 1000s added “dramatically” to the show, Lars explained. He really likes the super-bright output and quick pan / tilt and zoom together with the zone control which greatly enhanced the palette of effects.

“All the fixtures really helped energise the show,” he commented. With 16 songs to program on his Jands Vista console, he had a massive choice and was able to give each song many unique looks without any repetition.

Everyone – band and fans alike – was blown away with such spectacular visual design, all helping to create a memorable evening for the start of the ‘Intelligent Kjærlighet’ cycle.


Photo Credit: Lasse Bakke

5 / 7 / 2021
Robe A Winner at 2021 Sanremo Music Festival

The 2021 Sanremo Music Festival was staged at Teatro Ariston in Sanremo, Liguria, Italy, and apart from being one of the country’s biggest and best-known song competitions and media events, also chose the country’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest. It was organized and broadcast by RAI and lit by director of photography (DOP) Mario Catapano.

4 / 16 / 2021
Robe for Melodifestivalen 2021

Enthusiasm for the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest is bursting every disco bubble this year, especially in the wake of last year’s first ever cancellation due to – we all know what – as competing countries ramp up the glorious glitz, glamour, drama and pop moments with gusto!

3 / 5 / 2021
Pure Robe for Mónica Naranjo Show

At the end of 2020, Spanish singer Mónica Naranjo – a powerful voice on the Spanish and Latin music scenes – launched a special re-issue of her third studio album Minage originally released in 2000, which paid tribute to Italian artist Mina. Fast forward 20 years and Puro Minage features a full complement of the exact content that Naranjo had wanted to include in the project from the start. Marking the occasion, she played a special concert in front of a live audience – with Covid rules in place – at the Palau de Les Arts, Valencia, Spain.

2 / 16 / 2021
Robe Joins The Beacon Jams

The Beacon Jams were a hugely successful 8-week ‘virtual residency’ presented by guitarist and singer-songwriter Trey Anastasio (AKA lead singer of Phish) and MSG Entertainment in New York City’s iconic Beacon Theatre.

Read More

Follow @robelighting on Instagram and never miss a story again!

Instagram Photo
Instagram Photo
Instagram Photo
Instagram Photo
Instagram Photo
Instagram Photo

ROBE Lighting uses cookies. We use cookies to personalise content and ads and to analyse our traffic. Please see “More about cookies” to learn more about how they are used on our website. Click “I agree” to activate them or “Close and just use cookies not requiring consent” if you do not want them. You can change your settings on "Cookies" in the footer at any time.