Matadero de Madrid welcomed the first Masterclass in Spain about the lighting
designers: Al Gurdon and Peter Canning, who have illuminated shows like
Eurovision, the halftime of Superbowl or the opening and closing of Sochi Olympic
The event has been organized by the professional lighting world leading company
Clay Paky and by its Spanish distributor Stonex.
Lighting on Air is the name which introduced the Al Gurdon’s and Peter Canning’s
Masterclass. Over 270 lighting professionals and event companies enjoyed a day
where they could discover all the details of impressive shows like Eurovision.
Experience, technic and design were some of the keys that the attendees could see
hand in hand with both lighting designers.
Matadero de Madrid came back to be the first choice to host Al Gurdon and Peter
Canning’s Masterclass. They shared all secrets related to Eurovision, Superbowl or
Sochi Olympics Games.
Javier Latorre, Stonex CEO, opened the conference commemorating the 35th
Anniversary of Stonex. “We are happy to share with all of you this seminar. Al
Gurdon and Peter Canning’s Masterclass is the best scenario for sharing knowledge
and experience in the lighting field.’
Francesco Romagnoli, Area Manager from Clay Paky, presented their latest products
like Scenius, Spheriscan or Mythos, among others.
Al Gurdon opened his speech highlighting the importance of a good light beyond
considered as a simple tool. The tour of Madonna, Kylie Minogue and Beyonce were
some of the shows which he explained on stage. Al Gurdon defined the sensations
as the main driver for a successful design. Finally, he concluded with one of the
most impressive television shows, the halftime ceremony of Superbowl. Lights and
making off in just eight minutes.
After the lunch break, Peter Canning concluded the Masterclass where he explained
all the details and design of the opening and closing ceremonies of the Sochi
Olympic Games. Scenary, video mapping and lighting transform the opening and
closing ceremonies of the Sochi Olympic Games in an incredible experience.
The seminar ended with a special recognition to the founder of Stonex, Domingo
Latorre, and Clay Paky, for their successful 20-year relationship.