The Stockholm Jazz Festival celebrated its 30th anniversary from June 10th-12th, with an Alcons audio system providing the sound for a variety of artists.
Electrosound, the Bromma-based rental company provided the audio set-up for the first time this year, as part of Live Media Group’s complete sound, light and stage offering. The Alcons LR16 rig, designed by Brollan Söderström from Electrosound and Live Media Group’s Robert Karlsson, was able to tackle the problem caused by lack of space, without hindering sound quality.
The line-up included genre heavyweights such as John Scofield and Wayne Shorter, right through to artists like Kool and the Gang and the Brand New Heavies.
The festival featured two parallel stages, which alternate between artists performing on one and the crew setting up on the other. The Alcons system was comprised of three clusters – a left hang on the outer side of the left stage and a symmetrical hang on the adjacent side, with the final cluster located in the middle.
“Because the site is constricted, there was no space to fly the LR16B bass cabinets on the side of the LR16s, so we flew them behind the LR16s and time delayed the LR16 arrays back to the LR16Bs,” said Brollan Söderström. “Similarly, we had three ground stacks of 2 x 18” subs, each one designed as an ‘end fire’ array, with four boxes in one row and another set of four boxes behind.Article continues below
The Alcons system was required to cope with a variety of musical styles aside from jazz, such as R&B and the set-up was certainly given a good review after the event.
“Everyone was very happy,” says Brollan. “I was talking a few days later to Kool and The Gang’s FOH engineer, He said that he wished he’d had an Alcons system at the show they did the day after Stockholm Jazz.”