GERT HOF MEGA & SPECIAL EVENTS

PRODUCED BY ASTERIS KOUTOULAS, 1998-2010

Below is a detailed list with all productions, that I implemented with or on behalf of Gert Hof. Most are mega events and special events, but also include several concerts that became "events" thanks to Gert's participation. A.K.

BERLIN – SUN & TIME
CHURCH OF THE PASSIONS, NOVEMBER 24TH 1998
MUSIC COMPOSED BY MIKIS THEODORAKIS & RAINER KIRCHMANN
PERFORMED BY MARIA FARANTOURI, RAINER KIRCHMANN & JANNIS ZOTOS
Light & Stage Design by Gert Hof
Produced by Asteris Koutoulas
Promoted by Michael Laser & Charalambos Joannou

WASHINGTON – MAUTHAUSEN CANTATA
HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM, OCTOBER 28TH 1999
MUSIC COMPOSED BY MIKIS THEODORAKIS
PERFORMED BY MARIA FARANTOURI
Light & Stage Design by Gert Hof
Produced by Asteris Koutoulas
Promoted by Peter Pappas for the Foundation of Hellenic Culture

ATHENS – THE MILLENNIUM EVENT
ACROPOLIS, DECEMBER 31ST 1999
MUSIC COMPOSED AND CONDUCTED BY MIKIS THEODORAKIS
SUNG BY MARIA FARANTOURI & MARIO FRANGOULIS
Art Director, Light & Pyro Design Gert Hof
Produced by Asteris Koutoulas 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

BERLIN – THE MILLENNIUM EVENT
VICTORY COLUMN BERLIN, DECEMBER 31ST 1999
MUSIC COMPOSED AND PERFORMED BY MIKE OLDFIELD
Art Director, Light & Pyro Design Gert Hof
Produced by Achim Perleberg & Egon Banghardt
Event general management by Asteris Koutoulas
Programming & Operators Jens Probst & Gerry Appelt
Light Equipment Procon MultiMedia AG
Fireworks Nico Feuerwerk GmbH
Balloons Helicon GmbH Berlin
An Art in Heaven Production

ATHENS – SUN & TIME
CONCERT HOUSE (MEGARON MOUSIKIS), MAY 30TH 2000
MUSIC COMPOSED BY MIKIS THEODORAKIS, RAINER KIRCHMANN & DIONISIS TSAKNIS
PERFORMED BY MARIA FARANTOURI, RAINER KIRCHMANN, DIONISIS TSAKNIS & MIKIS THEODORAKIS
Art Director, Light & Stage Design Gert Hof
Produced by Asteris Koutoulas
Technical Director Gerd Helinski
Light Equipment Helicon GmbH Berlin

FERROPOLIS – THE CITY OF STEEL
OPENING CELEBRATION, JULY 16TH 2000
MUSIC COMPOSED AND PERFORMED BY MIKIS THEODORAKIS
Art Director, Light & Pyro Design Gert Hof
Produced by Asteris Koutoulas for the Expo 2000 Sachsen-Anhalt GmbH & the Government of Sachsen-Anhalt
Technical Director Gerd Helinski
Programming & Operator Stephan Aue
Programming Pyro & Fireworks Hans-Georg Kehse
Pyro & Fireworks Pyro-Art Feuerwerke GmbH Berlin
Light Equipment & Balloons Helicon GmbH Berlin
Space Cannon Light Equipment Procon MultiMedia AG

MUNICH – HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MIKIS!
GALA CONCERT FOR THE 75TH BIRTHDAY OF MIKIS THEODORAKIS
KOENIGSPLATZ, JULY 29TH 2000
MUSIC COMPOSED BY MIKIS THEODORAKIS
PERFORMED BY MARIA DEL MAR BONET, PETROS PANDIS, MILVA, MARIA FARANTOURI, JOCELYN B. SMITH, STATE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ATHENS & RADIO CHOIR ATHENS
Art Director Gert Hof
Produced by Asteris Koutoulas for Europa Musicale Munich

BUDAPEST – THE MILLENNIUM EVENT
1000 YEARS OF HUNGARY, AUGUST 20TH 2000
MUSIC BY ROBERT ERDESZ
Art Director, Light & Pyro Design Gert Hof
Event Management & Production Asteris Koutoulas
Produced by Happy End Kft., Art in Heaven GmbH & Asteris Koutoulas 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
Pyro & Fireworks Boom Boom Productions, California

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 Koutoulas
Produced by Beijing Gehua Cultural Development Co., Beijing Television, Shanghai Eastern Television, Art in Heaven GmbH & Asteris Koutoulas for the Chinese Government
Executive Producer Tim Dowdall
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
Local assistance LogistiX

NIGHT OF THE EURO
SYNTAGMA SQUARE ATHENS, DECEMBER 31ST 2001
MUSIC BY PERICLES KOUKOS
Art Director, Light & Pyro Design Gert Hof
Produced by Asteris Koutoulas 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.

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 Koutoulas 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

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
A Light Monuments Production
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

NICOSIA – ON THE GREEN LINE
ON THE OCCASION OF THE WALL OF CYPRUS & AIMING AT A REUNIFICATION OF CYPRUS
BENEFIT CONCERT FOR THE CHILDREN SUFFERING FROM LEUKEMIA, JULY 2003
MUSIC BY MIKIS THEODORAKIS & ZUELFUE LIVANELI
PERFORMED BY MARIA FARANTOURI & ZUELFUE LIVANELI
Light & Stage Design Gert Hof
Concert Management & Production by Asteris Koutoulas

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

MOSCOW – DAY OF CITY CELEBRATION
THE RED SQUARE EVENT, SEPTEMBER 6TH 2003
MUSIC COMPOSED & PERFORMED BY THE SCORPIONS
Art Director, Light, Neon, Laser & Pyro Design Gert Hof
Produced by Asteris Koutoulas for the Municipality of Moscow
A Light Monuments Production
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

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

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

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

ATHENS – THE NEW DEMOCRACY PARTY EVENT
ELECTION RALLY IN ATHENS, MARCH 4TH 2004
MUSIC BY STAMATIS SPANOUDAKIS
Art Director, Light & Pyro Design Gert Hof
Produced by Asteris Koutoulas for the New Democracy Party
Executive Producer Dimitris Koutoulas
Event Coordination Vassilis Riziotis
Technical Director Steffen Brandt
Programming & Operator Jens Probst
Light Equipment Procon MultiMedia AG Hamburg
Pyro & Fireworks Nanos Fireworks Athens

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 Koutoulas 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

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.
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

DUSSELDORF – MOTOERHEAD LIVE
PHILIPSHALLE, DECEMBER 7TH 2004
MUSIC BY & WITH MOTOERHEAD
Stage & Light Design Gert Hof
Gert Hof Management Asteris Koutoulas
Light Operator Jens Probst
Production Manager Lights Steffen Brandt
Technical & Light Equipment Procon MultiMedia AG
Executive Producer Show Ulrike Rudolph for SPV

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 Koutoulas 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

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

MAGDEBURG – HEAVEN SYMPHONY
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

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

OMAN – LIGHT FROM THE ARAB WORLD
THE 35TH NATIONAL DAY & REIGN ANNIVERSARY OF HIS MAJESTY SULTAN QABOOS
MUSCAT, NOVEMBER 22ND 2005
MUSIC BY CHRISTIAN STEINHAEUSER
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
Local Operations & Logistics Manager Margarita Filippoti
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
Logistics Bauer Concept Berlin

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

BOZEN (ITALY) – THE VOLCANO
OPENING EVENT OF THE MESSNER MOUNTAIN MUSEUM
SIGMUNDSKRON, JUNE 9TH 2006
Art Director & Pyro Design Gert Hof
Produced by Asteris Koutoulas
Technical Director Sven Asamoa
Programming & Operator Sven Asamoa
Pyro Effects Sven Asamoa & Daniel Schwartz
Local coordination Felix Wolff

DRESDEN – „THE GREEN DIAMOND“
RE-OPENING EVENT OF THE GREENERY VAULT
OLD CASTLE, SEPTEMBER 9TH 2006
MUSIC BY J.S.BACH
Art Director, Light & Pyro Design Gert Hof
Produced by Asteris Koutoulas for the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden
Technical Director Gerd Helinski
Programming Jens Probst
Laser programming Daniel Brune
Pyro Effects Sven Asamoa
Laser Equipment laserfabrik showlaser GmbH
Light Equipment A&O Lighting GmbH & Procon MultiMedia AG

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 Koutoulas 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 Equipment Procon MultiMedia AG
Pyro & Fireworks Flash Art GmbH
Laser Equipment laserfabrik showlaser gmbH
Logistics Bauer Concept Berlin

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 Equipment laserfabrik showlaser GmbH

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 Koutoulas for Deutsche Bahn AG
Technical Director Gerd Helinski
Laser programming Daniel Brune
Laser Equipment laserfabrik showlaser GmbH
Pyro Effects ars agens berlin

SOFIA – THE WELCOME EUROPE EVENT
BATENBERG SQUARE, DECEMBER 31ST 2006
Art Director, Light, Fireworks & Pyro Design Gert Hof
Produced by Asteris Koutoulas for the Government of Bulgaria
Technical Director Gerd Helinski
Light Operator Jens Probst
Executive Producers Tim Dowdall & Ivan Nestorov
Light Equipment Procon MultiMedia AG
Pyro & Fireworks Flash Art GmbH
Logistics Bauer Concept Berlin

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 Koutoulas 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

BERLIN – HUGO BOSS AFTER SHOW PARTY
OPENING FASHION WEEK BERLIN
RUSSIAN EMBASSY BERLIN, JULY 12TH 2007
MUSIC BY RAMMSTEIN
Light, Laser & Pyro Design by Gert Hof
Produced by Asteris Koutoulas 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

HAMBURG – THE 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

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

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
Light Equipment Procon MultiMedia AG & A&O Lighting
Production Coordination & Management by Live Nation Holland

DORTMUND – COLOSSEUM OF LIGHT
ABSCHLUSS-EVENT DER 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

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

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, 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

JERUSALEM – LIGHT FESTIVAL OPENING
& ISRAEL MUSIC FESTIVAL CLOSING CEREMONY SULTAN'S POOL, JUNE 6TH 2010
MUSIC PERFORMED BY JERUSALEM SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, CONDUCTED BY SAMUEL GAL ALTEROVICH
Artistic Direction & Light Design by Gert Hof
Produced by Asteris Koutoulas for the Municipality of Jerusalem
Director & Coordinator Light Festival Eduardo Huebscher
Light Operator Ofer Brum
Light Equipment Gil Teichmann Company


Our "Light Monuments Concept" which we developed in 1999 can be best described as a unique masterpiece. It combines two aspects in one. On the one hand it is a melting-pot of various art genres: musical cultures, firework art, pyrotechnics, theatre, and light - all choreographed into one piece of architecture, into one entirety. On the other hand, the "Light Monuments Concept" expresses the tradition, nature, history, and music of each country where it takes place.
The exceptional architecture, choreography and colour combinations of this mega-event are all based on the aesthetic philosophy of the director, Gert Hof (1950-2012). He always created a scene of monumental architecture in the BAUHAUS tradition, a choreography of light, pyro, fire and music.
With our mega-events, which we have put on all over the world, we created a new and wholly unique type of outdoor, multi-media event, in which pyrotechnics, fireworks, neon, luminous balloons, theatre, music and light are united in a monumental symphony of these different art forms.
Gert Hof uses the biggest light equipment in the world, in order to create the perfect marriage of light and darkness with sound. Recently, his influence has become visible in stage shows around the globe, as well as in countless music videos. His style has become unmistakable.
In his massive outdoor events, we employ high-powered floodlights in ever-new combinations with conventional lights, architectural lights, moving heads, scanners and other lights specially manufactured for each particular show. The incredibly expressive interaction of these various light forms with pyrotechnics, fireworks, neon, luminous balloons and laser, has made each of our events into a unique experience.
We use mainly monochrome blocks of light in his multi-media mega-events. Gert Hof treats the lights, as well as the other elements as architectural components. We drive the possibilities of both technical and artistic presentation to their absolute limits, which helps to turn our events into unforgettable, sensual experiences for the audiences.

Asteris Koutoulas, 2005

Die meisten Events bis Juni 2006 sind dokumentiert in folgenden zwei Büchern:

  • Gert Hof, Obsessions, The world’s greatest light monuments, Eichborn, Berlin 2003
  • Gert Hof, Leasing the sky, The greatest light monuments on earth, Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf, Berlin 2006