Leasing the Sky – Mega & Special Events – Directed by Gert Hof & Produced by Asteris Kutulas

MEGA & SPECIAL EVENTS 1999 – 2010

Gert Hof in Lviv (general rehearsal)

DIRECTED BY GERT HOF (1951 – †2012)
PRODUCED BY ASTERIS KUTULAS

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Maria Farantouri
WASHINGTON HOLOCAUST MUSEUM – „MAUTHAUSEN“
US HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM, OCTOBER 28TH 1999


MUSIC BY MIKIS THEODORAKIS
PERFORMED BY MARIA FARANTOURI


Light & Stage Design by Gert Hof

Produced by Asteris Kutulas for the Holocaust Memorial Museum Washington

Promoted by Peter Pappas

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Photo by © Mihalis Patsouras/Asti Music
ATHENS – THE MILLENNIUM EVENT
ACROPOLIS, DECEMBER 31ST 1999

MUSIC COMPOSED AND CONDUCTED BY MIKIS THEODORAKIS

Art Director, Light & Pyro Design Gert Hof
Produced by Asteris Kutulas for the Greek Ministry of Culture & the Municipality of Athens

Executive Producers Tim Dowdall & Dimitris Koutoulas
Technical Director Gerd Helinski
Programming Fireworks & Pyro Hans-Georg Kehse
Light Equipment Helicon GmbH Berlin
Pyro & Fireworks Pyro-Art Feuerwerke GmbH Berlin

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Photo by © Sabine Wenzel
BERLIN – THE MILLENNIUM EVENT
VICTORY COLUMN BERLIN, DECEMBER 31ST 1999

MUSIC COMPOSED AND PERFORMED BY MIKE OLDFIELD

Art Director, Light & Pyro Design Gert Hof
Event General Management by Asteris Kutulas

Programming & Operators Jens Probst & Gerry Appelt
Light Equipment Procon MultiMedia AG
Fireworks Nico Feuerwerk GmbH
Balloons Helicon GmbH Berlin
Produced by Achim Perleberg & Egon Banghardt
An Art in Heaven Production

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Photo by © Sven Treder
FERROPOLIS – THE CITY OF STEEL
OPENING CELEBRATION, JULY 16TH 2000

MUSIC COMPOSED AND CONDUCTED BY MIKIS THEODORAKIS

Art & Video Director, Light & Pyro Design Gert Hof
Produced by Asteris Kutulas for the Expo 2000 Sachsen-Anhalt GmbH & the Government of Sachsen-Anhalt

Technical Director Gerd Helinski
Programming & Operator Stephan Aue
Pyro & Fireworks Pyro-Art Feuerwerke GmbH Berlin
Light Equipment & Balloons Helicon GmbH Berlin
Space Cannon Light Equipment Procon MultiMedia AG

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Photo by © Sabine Wenzel
BUDAPEST – THE MILLENNIUM EVENT
1000 YEARS OF HUNGARY, AUGUST 20TH 2000

MUSIC BY ROBERT ERDESZ

Art & Video Director, Light & Pyro Design Gert Hof
Event General Management & Production Asteris Kutulas

Produced by Asteris Kutulas, Happy End Kft. & Art in Heaven GmbH for the Government of Hungary
Executive Producer Tim Dowdall
Programming & Operator Stephan Aue
Technical Direction & Local Support Multimedia (Europe) Ltd.
Light Equipment Procon MultiMedia AG
Balloons Helicon GmbH Berlin, Director: Gerd Helinski
Pyro & Fireworks Boom Boom Productions, California

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Photo by © Sven Treder
BEIJING – THE MILLENNIUM EVENT
CHINA MILLENNIUM MONUMENT, DECEMBER 31ST 2000

MUSIC BY KLAUS SCHULZE

Art Director, Light & Pyro Design Gert Hof
Event Management & Production Asteris Kutulas

Produced by Beijing Gehua Cultural Development Co., Beijing Television, Shanghai Eastern Television, Art in Heaven GmbH & Asteris Kutulas for the Chinese Government
Executive Producer Tim Dowdall & LogistiX
Technical Director Gerd Helinski
Programming & Operator Stephan Aue
Space Cannon Light Equipment Procon MultiMedia AG
Light, Laser & Neon Equipment Gehua Beijing
Pyro & Fireworks Ikebun Co. Ltd. Japan

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Photo by © Nikos Boutsikos/Asti Music
NIGHT OF THE EURO
SYNTAGMA SQUARE ATHENS, DECEMBER 31ST 2001

MUSIC BY PERICLES KOUKOS

Art Director, Light & Pyro Design Gert Hof
Produced by Asteris Kutulas for the Municipality of Athens

Executive Producers Tim Dowdall & Dimitris Koutoulas
Programming & Operator Stephan Aue
Pyro & Fireworks Nanos Fireworks Athens
Light Equipment Ultraschall OHG
Technical Direction Multimedia (Europe) Ltd.

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Photo by © Sabine Wenzel
DRESDEN SHINES AGAIN – THE BENEFIT EVENT
SEMPER OPERA HOUSE, DECEMBER 7TH 2002

MUSIC BY JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH

Art Director, Light & Pyro Design Gert Hof
Produced by Asteris Kutulas for the State of Saxony

A Light Monuments Production
Technical Director Gerd Helinski
Programming & Operator Jens Probst
Pyro & Fireworks Pyro-Art Berlin
Light Equipment Procon MultiMedia AG

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ATHENS – DAY OF EUROPE
THE ACROPOLIS EVENT, MAY 9TH 2003

MUSIC BY MIKIS THEODORAKIS
PERFORMED BY GEORGE DALARAS

Art Director, Light & Pyro Design Gert Hof
Produced by Asteris Koutoulas for the General Governor of Athens and Piraeus, the European Commission, the Greek Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the European Parliament

Event Coordination Vassilis Riziotis & Dimitris Koutoulas
Technical Director Harald Günthert
Programming & Operator Jens Probst
Artist Management Anna Dalaras
Light Equipment Procon MultiMedia AG Hamburg
Pyro & Fireworks Nanos Fireworks Athens
Local Production Art Hellas Athens
A Light Monuments Production

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Photo by © Guido Karp
ATLANTIC CITY – LIGHTS OF FREEDOM
THE TRUMP TAJ MAHAL EVENT, JULY 26TH 2003

MUSIC BY BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

Art Director, Light & Pyro Design Gert Hof
Produced by Asteris Kutulas for the Donald Trump Organization

Event Coordination Michael B. Sladden
Programming & Operator Jens Probst
Production Management Ed Puntin
Light Equipment Syncrolite, LP Dallas
Pyro & Fireworks by Grucci, Inc.
A Light Monuments Production

„It was a pleasure welcoming Berlin director Gert Hof and his producer Asteris Koutoulas to the USA. Gert used 80 SS/SX7Ks with Pigis from Fourth Phase and some pyro from Gucci. The show was visible for 20 miles around Atlantic City and created quite a stir among the blasé Americans who believe they have seen it all. 

Gert Hof is part 21st century technologist and part P.T. Barnum whose main goal is to create a lasting and remembered impression on the mind … Gert Hof developed an explosive style that is uniquely qualified to celebrate the triumph of the human spirit. His show explodes with light, pyro, sound, colour and grand images. He is obsessed with the power of light as are those of us who make the tools of his trade.“

Jack Calmes & Jimmy Page Henderson, Syncrolite

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Photo by © Sabine Wenzel
MOSCOW – DAY OF CITY CELEBRATION
THE RED SQUARE EVENT, SEPTEMBER 6TH 2003

MUSIC PERFORMED BY THE SCORPIONS & THOMAS ANDERS

Art Director, Light, Neon, Laser & Pyro Design Gert Hof
Produced by Asteris Kutulas for the Municipality of Moscow

Co-Produced by Multimedia International Budapest & JSA Moscow
Event Coordination Alexander Strizhak
Executive Producers Tim Dowdall & Valery Feofanow
Technical Director Gerd Helinski
Programming & Operator Jens Probst
Production Management Kostya Bryanka
Production Coordination Gleb Kharchenko
Stage & Local Production JSA Moscow
Light Equipment Procon MultiMedia AG Hamburg (Space Cannons)
Light Equipment A & O Bremen (Syncrolite)
Neon Installation Multimedia International Budapest
Pyro & Fireworks Piro Show Moscow
Laser Equipment Laser Kinetiks Moscow
Logistics Bauer Concept Berlin
A Light Monuments Production

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Photo by © Guido Karp
PIRAEUS – HARBOR OF THE WORLD
OCTOBER 18TH 2003

MUSIC BY MIKIS THEODORAKIS

Art Director, Light, Laser & Pyro Design Gert Hof
Produced by Asteris Koutoulas for the Governor of Piraeus

Executive Producers Vassilis Riziotis & Dimitris Koutoulas
Technical Director Gerd Helinski
Programming & Operator Jens Probst
Production Management Renos Varlas
Light Equipment Procon MultiMedia AG Hamburg
Fireworks Nanos Fireworks Athens
Pyro Effects Daniel Schwartz Berlin
Laser Equipment Laser Design Athens
Logistics Bauer Concept Berlin
Stage & Local Production New Sound & Light Ltd. Athens

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Photo by © Sabine Wenzel
POZNAN – THE OLD BREWERY OPENING EVENT
NOVEMBER 5TH 2003

MUSIC COMPOSED & PERFORMED BY KLAUS SCHULZE

Art Director, Light & Pyro Design Gert Hof
Produced by Asteris Koutoulas for Fortis Sp. z o.o. & Grazyna Kulczyk

Co-Produced by Viva Art Music Warsaw
Event Coordination Marek Szpendowski
Technical Director Gerd Helinski
Programming Jens Probst
Operator Jan Schröter
Production Coordination Marek Debski
Light Equipment Procon MultiMedia AG Hamburg
Pyro & Fireworks Pyro Art Berlin
Stage & Local Production Viva Art Music Warsaw

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Photo by © Sabine Wenzel
ISCHGL – THE LIGHT
WINTER OPENING EVENT, NOVEMBER 28TH 2003

MUSIC BY GEORG FRIEDRICH HÄNDEL
PERFORMED BY AMICI FOREVER

Art Director, Light & Pyro Design Gert Hof
Produced by Asteris Koutoulas for the Tourismusverband Ischgl

Executive Producer Tim Dowdall
Event Coordination Andrew Zweck
Technical Director Gerd Helinski
Programming & Operator Jens Probst
Production Management Steffen Brandt (Procon)
Light Equipment Procon MultiMedia AG Hamburg
Helium Balloons Helicon GmbH
Pyro & Fireworks Pyro-Art Berlin

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Photo by © Jens Rötzsch
BERLIN – EUROPEAN ACCESSION NIGHT
THE GENDARMENMARKT EVENT, APRIL 30TH 2004

MUSIC BY PETER THOMAS
PERFORMED BY JOCELYN B. SMITH & THE SCHÖNEBERGER SÄNGERKNABEN

Art Director, Light, Neon & Pyro Design Gert Hof
Produced by Asteris Kutulas for the Presidents of the European Parliament (Pat Cox), the European Commission (Romano Prodi) & the European Council (Bertie Ahern)

Event Coordination Stephan Reichenberger
Technical Director Gerd Helinski
Light Equipment Procon MultiMedia AG Hamburg
Neon Installation Multimedia International Budapest
Fireworks Flash Art GmbH
Pyro Effects Daniel Schwartz

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Photo by © Sabine Wenzel
MALTA – WELCOME EUROPE
THE FORT ST. ANGELO EVENT, MAY 1ST 2004

MUSIC BY ROGER WATERS

Art Director, Laser, Light & Pyro Design Gert Hof
Produced by Asteris Koutoulas for the “Welcome Europe” Consortium, the Maltese Government and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU)

Executive Producer Tim Dowdall
Event Coordination Andrew Zweck & Nigel Camillieri
Technical Director Steffen Brandt
Programming & Operator Jens Probst
Programming Laser Daniel Brune
Light Equipment Procon MultiMedia AG Hamburg
Projections E/T/C UK Ltd. & Ross Ashton
Pyro & Fireworks Flash Art GmbH
Pyro Effects Daniel Schwartz
Fireworks & Pyro Coordination Felix Wolff
Laser Equipment laserfabrik showlaser GmbH
Logistics Bauer Concept Berlin
Producers & Local Partner NnG Promotions

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MOTÖRHEAD – STAGE FRIGHT
PHILIPSHALLE DUSSELDORF, DECEMBER 7TH 2004

MUSIC PERFORMED BY MOTÖRHEAD

Stage & Light Design Gert Hof
Executive Producer Ulrike Rudolph for SPV
Gert Hof Management & Light Production by Asteris Kutulas for SPV

Production Manager Steffen Brandt
Technical & Light Equipment Procon MultiMedia AG Hamburg
An SPV Production

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Photo by © Ralph Larmann
NUREMBERG – THE CCN EVENT
OPENING CEREMONY OF THE CONGRESS CENTRE EAST, APRIL 17TH 2005

MUSIC BY SERGEJ RACHMANINOW

Art Director, Neon & Pyro Design Gert Hof
Produced by Asteris Kutulas for the Congress Centre Nuremberg

Technical Director Steffen Brandt
Programming & Operator Jens Probst
Neon Installation Multimedia International Budapest
Light Equipment Procon MultiMedia AG Hamburg
Pyro Effects Sven Asamoa

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Photo by © Sabine Wenzel
GALLIPOLI (TURKEY) – IN MEMORIAM SON ET LUMIERE
THE 90TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ANZAC DAY, APRIL 25TH 2005

MUSIC BY TOMASO ALBINONI

Art Director, Light & Pyro Design Gert Hof
Produced by Asteris Koutoulas for the Australian Government

Event Coordination Andrew Zweck
Technical Director Steffen Brandt
Programming & Operator Jens Probst
Light Equipment Procon MultiMedia AG Hamburg
Pyro Effects Sven Asamoa & Daniel Schwartz
Logistics Bauer Concept Berlin

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Photo © by Jens Rötzsch
MAGDEBURG – HEAVEN SYMPHONY
MAGDEBURG CATHEDRAL, CELEBRATION OF THE 1,200 YEARS OF MAGDEBURG, MAY 7TH 2005

MUSIC BY HILDEGARD VON BINGEN, ANTONIO VIVALDI, GIACOMO PUCCINI, CARL ORFF & THE SCORPIONS

Art Director, Fireworks & Pyro Design Gert Hof
Produced by Asteris Koutoulas for the Municipality of Magdeburg

Technical Director Michael Casper
Pyro & Fireworks Flash Art GmbH
Pyro Effects Sven Asamoa
Production, Light Equipment, Sound & Stage Procon MultiMedia AG Hamburg

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ATHENS – TOGETHER IN FRIENDSHIP
THE TOWN HALL ATHENS EVENT, JUNE 11TH 2005

MUSIC BY MIKIS THEODORAKIS

Art Director, Fireworks & Pyro Design Gert Hof
Produced by Asteris Koutoulas for the Municipality of Athens

Event Coordination Vassilis Riziotis & Dimitris Koutoulas
Technical Director Spiros Nanos
Programming & Operator Pavlos Nanos
Pyro & Fireworks Nanos Fireworks Athens

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Photo © by Jens Rötzsch
OMAN – LIGHT FROM THE ARAB WORLD
THE 35TH NATIONAL DAY & REIGN ANNIVERSARY OF HIS MAJESTY SULTAN QABOOS
MUSCAT, NOVEMBER 22ND 2005

MUSIC BY CHRISTIAN STEINHÄUSER

Art Director, Light, Laser, Boat & Pyro Design Gert Hof
Event Concept Dimitris Tziotis/ Cleverbank Athens
Produced by Asteris Koutoulas for the Government of Oman

Production Coordination Dimitris Koutoulas
Technical Director Steffen Brandt
Production Management Norman Bauer
Programming & Operator Jens Probst
Programming Fireworks & Pyro Markus Katterle
Programming Laser Daniel Brune
Boat Coordinator Gerd Helinski
Light Equipment Procon MultiMedia AG Hamburg
Fireworks FlashArt GmbH
Laser laserfabrik showlaser GmbH
Pyro Effects Sven Asamoa
Projections Ross Ashton – E/T/C UK Ltd.
Sound Equipment Black Box Music Berlin

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Photo © Ralph Larmann
ATHENS – LIGHTING UP THE STARS
OPENING EVENT OF THE “MALL”, NOVEMBER 24TH 2005

MUSIC BY RAMMSTEIN

Art Director, Neon & Pyro Design Gert Hof
Produced by Asteris Koutoulas for the Orama Organization

Executive Producer Dimitris Koutoulas
Technical Directors Ulli Klug & Steffen Brandt
Programming & Operator Jens Probst
Neon Installation Multimedia International Budapest
Light Equipment Procon MultiMedia AG Hamburg
Additional Light Equipment Black Box Music Berlin
Pyro Effects Sven Asamoa & Nanos Fireworks Athens

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Photo by © Ralph Larmann
BOZEN (ITALY) – THE VOLCANO
OPENING EVENT OF THE MESSNER MOUNTAIN MUSEUM SIGMUNDSKRON, JUNE 9TH 2006

Art Director & Pyro Design Gert Hof
Produced by Asteris Kutulas

Technical Director Sven Asamoa
Programming & Operator Sven Asamoa
Pyro Effects Sven Asamoa & Daniel Schwartz
Local coordination Felix Wolff

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Photo by © Ralph Larmann
DRESDEN – „THE GREEN DIAMOND“
RE-OPENING EVENT OF THE GREENERY VAULT, OLD CASTLE, SEPTEMBER 9TH 2006

MUSIC BY JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH

Art Director, Light & Pyro Design Gert Hof
Produced by Asteris Kutulas for the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden

Technical Director Gerd Helinski
Programming Jens Probst
Laser programming Daniel Brune
Pyro Effects Sven Asamoa
Laser Eqipment laserfabrik showlaser GmbH
Light Equipment A&O Lighting GmbH & Procon MultiMedia AG

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Photo by © Anja Pietsch
LVIV (UKRAINE) – THE 750TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT
OPERA HOUSE SQUARE, SEPTEMBER 30TH 2006

MUSIC COMPOSED & CONDUCTED BY RUSLANA

Art Director, Light, Laser, Neon & Pyro Design Gert Hof
Produced by Asteris Kutulas for the Municipality of Lviv

Production coordination Norman Bauer
Technical Director Steffen Brandt
Light Operator Jens Probst
Local Logistics Manager Taras Shykh
Fireworks Director Markus Katterle
Pyro Director Sven Asamoa
Laser Programming Daniel Brune
Light Equioment Procon MultiMedia AG
Pyro & Fireworks Flash Art GmbH
Laser Equipment laserfabrik showlaser gmbH
Logistics Bauer Concept Berlin

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Photo by © Ralph Larmann
DUSSELDORF – 60 YEARS OF UNICEF GALA
LTU ARENA, OCTOBER 23TH 2006

MUSIC BY JOHN LENNON
PERFORMED BY SENAIT MEHARI & HENNING SCHMIEDT

Art Director & Laser Design Gert Hof
Produced by Asteris Koutoulas for UNICEF

Technical Director Gerd Helinski
Laser Programming Daniel Brune
Laser Eqipment laserfabrik showlaser GmbH

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Photo by © Jens Rötzsch
DRESDEN – RE-OPENING CEREMONY RAILWAY CENTRAL STATION
NOVEMBER 10TH 2006

MUSIC BY JAN GARBAREK

Art Director, Neon, Pyro & Laser Design Gert Hof
Produced by Asteris Kutulas for Deutsche Bahn AG

Technical Director Gerd Helinski
Laser programming Daniel Brune
Laser Eqipment laserfabrik showlaser GmbH
Pyro Effects ars agens berlin

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Photo by © Guido Karp
SOFIA – THE WELCOME EUROPE EVENT
BATENBERG SQUARE, DECEMBER 31ST 2006

Art Director, Light, Fireworks & Pyro Design Gert Hof
Produced by Asteris Kutulas for the Government of Bulgaria

Technical Director Gerd Helinski
Light Operator Jens Probst
Executive Producers Tim Dowdall & Ivan Nestorov
Light Equipment Procon MultiMedia AG

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Photo by © Guido Karp
HAMBURG – AidaDIVA CHRISTENING CEREMONY
HAMBURG HARBOR, APRIL 20TH 2007

MUSIC BY WESTBAM & CHRISTIAN STEINHÄUSER

Concept, artistic direction, light, laser, fireworks & pyro design by Gert Hof
Produced by Asteris Kutulas for Aida Cruises AG

Production Manager & Technical Director Gerd Helinski
Coordination by Massine Productions GmbH, Berlin
Production Manager for Procon MultiMedia AG Michael Casper
Programming & Operator Jens Probst
Programming & Operator Laser Daniel Brune
Programming Fireworks & Pyro Effects Markus Katterle
Production Manager Fireworks & Pyro Effects Konrad Kuschel
Technical Director Fireworks & Pyro Effects Holger Behrens
Sound Director Klaus Rahe
Boat Coordination Dimitris Koutoulas
Production, Light & Sound Equipment Procon MultiMedia AG, Hamburg
Fireworks & Pyro Effects Flashart GmbH, Bielefeld
Laser Equipment laserfabrik showlaser GmbH

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Photo by © Sabine Wenzel
BERLIN – THE HUGO BOSS AFTER SHOW PARTY
OPENING FASHION WEEK BERLIN
RUSSIAN EMBASSY BERLIN, JULY 12TH 2007

Light, Laser & Pyro Design by Gert Hof
Produced by Asteris Kutulas for Hugo Boss AG

Technical Director Gerd Helinski
Programming & Operator Jens Probst
Nowadays Production Coordination Volker Scherz
Light Equipment A&O Lighting Technology GmbH
Laser Equipment laserfabrik showlaser GmbH
Pyro Effects Asamoa Agens
Hugo Boss Production Nowadays GmbH

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Photo by © Sabine Wenzel
HAMBURG – THE HUGO BOSS BOAT CHRISTENING
SEPTEMBER 18TH 2007

MUSIC BY WESTBAM

Light, Laser & Pyro Design by Gert Hof
Produced by Asteris Koutoulas for the Hugo Boss AG

Technical Director Gerd Helinski
Programming & Operator Jens Probst
Laser Programming Daniel Brune
Light Equipment Procon MultiMedia AG
Laser Equipment laserfabrik showlaser GmbH
Pyro Effects Sven Asamoa
Coordination by Massine Production GmbH

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VILNIUS – OPENING CEREMONY VILNIUS GATES
OCTOBER 26TH 2007

MUSIC BY LINAS RIMSA

Fireworks, Laser & Pyro Design by Gert Hof
Produced by Asteris Koutoulas

Technical Director Norman Bauer
Production Manager Konrad Kuschel
Fireworks & Pyro Programming Felix Wolff
Fireworks & Laserequipment FLASH ART GmbH

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Photo by © Anja Pietsch
ANTWERP & ARNHEM – ANOUK LIVE IN CONCERT
MARCH 2008

MUSIC BY ANOUK

Light & Stage Design by Gert Hof
Produced by Asteris Koutoulas for Live Nation Holland

Programming & Operator Jens Probst
Light Director Steffen Brandt
Production Management Flip van Ommeren
Light Equipment Procon MultiMedia AG & A&O Lighting
A Live Nation Holland Production

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Photo by © Sabine Wenzel
DORTMUND – COLOSSEUM OF LIGHT
CLOSING-EVENT OF THE LOVEPARADE
JULY 19TH 2008

MUSIC BY WESTBAM

Light, Laser & Pyro Design by Gert Hof
Produced by Asteris Koutoulas for the Loveparade

Technical Director Gerd Helinski
Programming & Operator Jens Probst
Laser Programming Daniel Brune
Light Equipment A&O Lighting GmbH Bremen
Laser Equipment laserfabrik showlaser GmbH
Fireworks & Pyro Effects Elements Entertainment GmbH
Pyro Effects Sven Asamoa
Coordination by Massine Production GmbH

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Photo by © Ralph Larmann
VILNIUS – 1000 YEARS OF LITHUANIA & EUROPEAN CULTURAL CAPITAL 2009 CELEBRATION
CATHEDRAL SQUARE, JANUARY 1ST 2009

MUSIC BY VYTAUTAS JURGUTIS

Art Director, Light, Fireworks & Pyro Design Gert Hof
Produced by Asteris Koutoulas for the Government of Lithuania

Local Producers Linas Ryskus & Giedre Zemaitiene
Production & Logistics Director Norman Bauer
Light Operator Andre Grohmann / tenfeet Deutschland
Technical Director Procon MultiMedia AG Ingo Gaebel
Technical Director Flash Art Felix Wolff
Technical Director Pyro Sven Asamoa
Local Production Manager Renata Krapikaite
Light Equipment Procon MultiMedia AG
Pyro & Fireworks Flash Art GmbH
Logistics Bauer Concept Berlin

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Photo by © Sabine Wenzel
BERLIN – CANTO GENERAL
KONZERTHAUS AM GENDARMENMARKT, OCTOBER 5TH 2009

MUSIC BY MIKIS THEODORAKIS
PERFORMED BY MARIA FARANTOURI, RAINER SCHEERER, CONCERT CHOIR BERLIN, SINGAKADEMIE NIEDERSACHSEN, CONCERT ORCHESTRA BERLIN, CONDUCTED BY CLAUS-ULRICH HEINKE

Artistic Direction & Light Design by Gert Hof
Produced by Asteris Koutoulas for the Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund (DGB)

Promoted by Stephan Gorol
Technical Director Mathias Jung


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Photo by © Ralph Larmann
JERUSALEM – LIGHT FESTIVAL OPENING & ISRAEL MUSIC FESTIVAL CLOSING CEREMONY
SULTAN’S POOL, JERUSALEM, JUNE 6TH 2010


MUSIC PERFORMED BY JERUSALEM SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, CONDUCTED BY SAMUEL GAL ALTEROVICH


Artistic Direction & Light Design by Gert Hof
Produced by Asteris Kutulas for the Municipality of Jerusalem

Director & Coordinator Light Festival Eduardo Huebscher
Light Operator Ofer Brum
Light Equipment Gil Teichmann Company

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Many thanks from my heart to Nina & Wanja Hof.

Asteris Kutulas, June 3rd 2019

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We give MUCH THANKS to our partners,

above all Achim Perleberg in Bochum, Tim Dowdall in Budapest, Sebastian Turner, Markus Mahren, Westbam, Peter Massine and Rainer Schaller in Berlin, Morten Carlsson and Jens Zimmermann in Hamburg, Andrew Zweck in London, Rafaela Wilde in Cologne, Marek Szpendowski in Warsaw, Michael Sladden in New York, Alexander Strizhak in Moscow, Dimitris Koutoulas, Vassilis Riziotis, Dimitra Rodopoulou and Dimitris Tziotis in Athens, Gerhard Seltmann in Magdeburg, Udo Hoffman and Sun Xiangyan in Beijing, Stephan Reichenberger in München, Michael Shurygin in St. Petersburg, Gil Teichmann in Tel Aviv und Eduardo Hübscher in Jerusalem, Stephan Gorol in Bonn, Linas Ryskus in Vilnius, Michael Thamm in Rostock, Robert van Ommen in Amsterdam, Ruslana in Kiew, Ivan Nestorov in Sofia and Tewe Pannier in Dubai. Without them the events that were documented here would not have been possible. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Many thanks to our partners, friends and colleagues

Peter Amend, Anton Attard, Anouk, Petra Bandmann, Bruno Baiardi, Laci Borsos, Giovanni Broccu, Jack Calmes, Nigel Camillieri, Michael Casper, Scott Cooper, Anna & George Dalaras, Rene Dame, Sven Dierkes, Thomas Erbach, Maria Farantouri, Klaus Feith, Valery Feofanow, Knut Foeckler, Mike Finkelstein, Matthias Frickel, Christine Friedrich, Toni Froschhammer, Tim Geladaris, Steve Gietka, Jörn Gläske, Thilo Goos, Phil Grucci, Anne Hansen, Laszlo Hegedüsz, Andreas Heine, Christoph Heubner, Wolfgang Hörner, Klaus Jankuhn, Alexandros Karozas, Hans-Georg Kehse, Joey Kelly, Pericles Koukos, Alexander Koutoulas, Ina Kutulas, Dominika Kulczyk, Hansjörg Kunze, Marcus Kurz, Ralph Larmann, Denis Leonov, Till Lindemann, Sabina Linke, Panos Livadas, Zülfü Livaneli, Peter Madai, Jannis Mihas, Gerda Milpacher, Pavlos Nanos, Ivan Nestorov, Marco Niedermeier, Nikos Moraitis, Mike Oldfield, Fotis Papathanassiou, Rena Parmenidou, Linda Powers, Alkistis Protopsalti, Ramin Rachel, Theodoros Roussopoulos, Lutz Rainer-Seidel, Rammstein, Peter Reiner, Uta Richter, Savas Savas, Scorpions, Susanne Schäfer, Volker Scherz, Henning Schmiedt, Klaus Schulze, Daniel Schwartz, Oliver Schwarzkopf, Melanie Sievers, Thanos Stavropoulos, Christian Steinhäuser, Andrea Szabo, Mikis Theodorakis, John Totaro, Donald Trump, Christine Uckert, Spiros Vergos, Matthias Weinert, Michael Wilde, Roger Waters, Arne Weingart, Elisabeth Wülfing, Giedre Zemaitiene

& especially

Sven Asamoa, Ross Ashton, Norman Bauer, Steffen Brandt, Daniel Brune, Gerd Helinski, Guido Karp, Ralph Larmann, Markus Katterle, Spiros Nanos, Jens Probst & Oliver Schwendke

& our amazing photographers

Nikos Boutsikos, Guido Karp, Takis Mavromatis, Mihalis Patsouras, Anja Pietsch, Jens Rötzsch, Sven Treder, Sabine Wenzel

& our partner companies

above all Procon MultiMedia AG Hamburg,
A&O Lighting Bremen, Art Hellas Athens, Art in Heaven GmbH, Bauer Concept Berlin, Black Box Music Berlin, Cleverbank Athens, Ellinika Petrelea, Esernyo Kft. Budapest, E/T/C UK Ltd. Projecting London, FansUNITED GmbH, FX Factory Berlin, Gil Teichmann Company, Helicon GmbH, Intracom Athens, JSA Moscow, Jerusalem Municipality, laserfabrik showlaser, Kulczyk Tradex Sp. z.o.o., Lufthansa-Büro Dresden, Maltese Government, Multimedia International Budapest, Nanos Fireworks Athens, Government of Oman, OPAP Athens, Orama Athens, Piraeus Port Authority S.A., Pyro-Art Berlin, Sensible Events London, Silvretta Seilbahn AG, Scholz & Friends AG, Skoda Auto Polska S.A., Space Canon Italy, TuiR Warta S.A., Tourismusverband Ischgl, Trump Organization

Gert Hof & Asteris Kutulas, 2010