Contact: Pierre Hébert: firstname.lastname@example.org
– Highest quality video projector(s) possible, preferably a HD projector with an HDMI port..
– If the performer is set on stage facing the public, the lower end of the projected image should be above his heads when he is sitting on stage (about 4 feet/ i.5 meter above the stage floor). The performer can also be facing the screen, sitting amongst the public if the space is open, without seats and allows for it.
– Projection can be front or rear, as you like.
– HDMI cabling to send a video signal from an on stage computer to the projector; if the projector is «standard resolution», a VGA cable is needed.
– Highest quality sound system possible.
– If the piece is done as a solo presentation, a stereo signal would come either from a CD player supplied by the promoter, either from a iPhone located on Pierre Hébert’s table on stage. If the piece is done as a duet with live music an addendum to this technical rider would be supplied by the musician.
– 10 ac oulet on stage where I sit.
– 1 piano benches or chair without arms.
– 1 table no less than 4’x 2.5’ (1.5m x .80m), it should be a four legs type of table so that the space underneath is totally open to allows for pedals installation.
– 2 sturdy mike stands with boom (to hold small digital cameras and a little light – not for mikes).
A minimum of two hours is needed for the technical set up on stage (this is taking for granted that the video projector and the sound system is already up and running), two hours and a half is better. When the venue is available in the afternoon, it is also preferred that the set up be done a few hours ahead of time and that there is a period of one or two hours to relax between set up and performance.
*** IT IS BETTER BY FAR IF WE DO NOT HAVE TO MOVE OR ALTER the SET-UP IN ANY WAY BETWEEN SET-UP AND PERFORMANCE. The performance requires a very tight connection between stage lighting levels, camera placement, and the settings of the onstage computer. These settings are far more delicate than in a more conventional show. Once these has been set, nothing can be moved, the computers cannot be powered off, and most important, at all time after set up, the computer has to remain connected to an active projector. If moving my things between set-up and performance is unavoidable, please be advised that I will need time to recreate the proper arrangement, and an intermission longer than the standard 15 minutes.
*** If there is a choice between a concert venue in which the seats in the house are sloped upward from the stage, and a venue in which the seats on on a flat floor and the performers on an elevated stage, the venue in which the seats in the house are sloped upward from the stage by by far better. This arrangement permits the audience to actually see what the performers are doing on the tables. Black box type venues with no seats where the audience can either walk around or sit on cushions on the floor is also quite nice.
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