September 2005 - This year's Klangwolke, staged on the banks of the River Danube in the city of Linz, was ''Teilung am Fluss'', a
multimedia extravaganza composed by Peter Valentin, which featured1950s military vehicles, river boats, and even an F-5 plane
borrowed from the Austrian Air Force. And the largest CAMCO/NEXO GEO array system in the world.
More than $1 million was spent, although the Visualisierte Klangwolke concert was free to the 90,000 people who attended. The
soundscape for the show was designed by Hans Horst Eckl, using as the main sound contractor the Austrian company Pro Show
Veranstaltungstechnik GmbH, which supplemented its own inventory with subhired equipment from 4 other PA companies; Pro Musik
Veranstaltungstechnik GmbH, Feedback and AMS, all from Germany, and Melpomen / SSE from France.
Eckl chose CAMCO Vortex 6 amplifiers, nearly 100 of them, power the extensive NEXO GEO T system. He reports that, despite the
long hours of operation, there was not a single failure in the amplifier racks. More than 130 GEO T cabinets were raised up, some
as high as 25 metres in the air, on 6 mobile cranes; a seventh crane was positioned on the opposite bank of the Danube, more
than 300 metres from the crowd, to provide an 'effects position', reportedly impressing with its 102dB sound pressure level and
The Klangwolke event features two further shows, the Children's Sound Cloud and the Classical Sound Cloud, both taking place in
the same week. Both events used the Pro Musik CAMCO/NEXO combinations.
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