Meyer Sound has been chosen as the Official Sound Equipment Supplier for the new Cirque du Soleil show, KOOZA, which debuted in April in Montréal. The show’s eclectic musical score — a blend of hip hop, funk, ethnic and classical music — is presented by sound co-designers Jonathan Deans and Leon Rothenberg through a Meyer Sound self-powered loudspeaker system provided by Montréal-based Solotech.
The Grand Chapiteau — a purpose-built venue made of thick, highly reflective, plastic-treated canvas — posed a particular challenge to the audio mixers, as did changes in humidity, temperature and venue location. “What acoustics you do get from the tent are mainly extreme amounts of high end while the low end goes right out,” says Deans.
“Using the LCS Series products, we’re able to blend perspectives to create an experience that sounds like nothing you’ve ever heard before in a tent,” Rothenberg adds. “No other system gives you the flexibility to make those kinds of choices. The LCS Series technology allows us to access every speaker directly, all of the time.”