Christine and the Queens — AccorHotels Arena, Paris, France

Christine performs on the European leg of the tour.

Project Description

Acclaimed French singer, songwriter and producer Christine and the Queens (Tilted, Girlfriend), has been touring her studio album Chris, bringing a unique blend of theatrical set, contemporary dance, and her own special ‘freakpop’ to the stage. Christine’s show includes lots of machinery, lots of lighting, and lots of sonic details, as well as amazing physical performances. The objective is to create a strong interpretation for every song: to make sure the audience completely understands the sense and the story. And, because the show is so theatrical, Christine didn’t want technical equipment to be a distraction – she wanted it to be invisible. For the French leg of her international tour, her sound team chose to use L-ISA Hyperreal Sound technology to take a cinematic approach to the sound, while using multiple shorter hangs that wouldn’t obstruct the set.

Sound Design Solution

A 9.1 L-ISA Frontal system was specified, including three central hangs of K2 flanked by two hangs of Kara, two side hangs of K2 and an extension of two hangs of Kara, with the actual number of deployed cabinets dependent on the venue size. The largest configuration—at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris—used three central hangs of 16 K2 each, two outer hangs of 22 Kara, side hangs of 14 K2 and an Extension system of two hangs of a further 16 Kara each. Two hangs of ten KS28 subwoofers were flown behind the central hangs. Lip fills comprise five ground stacks of three Kiva II.

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Technical Information

TypeArena
Venue90m deep x 90m wide
Stage20m wide front x 1.2m wide rear x 2.5m high

Constraints

Max trim height17m (above floor)
Min trim height11m (above floor)

Sound Design Target

Program typePop Music
SPL max average>= 104 dBA
SPL profile1 dB / 10m
Frequency contour6 dB (@ 100hz)

L/R Coverage

Strong Imaging

Weak Imaging

L-ISA Coverage

Strong Imaging

Weak Imaging
Christine performs on the European leg of the tour.

“Using L-ISA has allowed us to take a different approach to the way we delivered the audio for this portion of the tour. It allowed us to open things up and give a real feeling of space within the mix.”

— Julien Decarne, front of house engineer for Christine and the Queens