The Sound Of Peace

The 2012 Nobel Peace Prize Concert took place on December 11 at the 9700-capacity Oslo Spektrum arena, one day after the European Union was awarded with this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. The event will be broadcast to more than 100 countries worldwide, and this year Oslo-based event sound supplier AVAB CAS used a Meyer Sound LEO linear large-scale sound reinforcement system.

Artists such as British soul singer Seal, Portuguese trio OqueStrada, Romanian Gypsy brass performers Ciocarlia as well as Ne-Yo, Kylie Minogue and Milow performed to an audience of national leaders and Nobel laureates. “The Nobel Peace Prize Concert is a very high profile gig and is televised worldwide, so it is absolutely essential that we work with the highest possible quality sound system,” said Asle Nilsen, Head of Pro Audio at AVAB CAC.

Nilsen deployed products from across the Meyer Sound range to create a four-cluster configuration which featured two primary hangs of 12 LEO-M and four MICA loudspeakers per side, augmented by two side clusters of eight LEO-M and four MICA loudspeakers. The 84-cabinet system featured 16 M’elodie loudspeakers to handle front fill and 12 1100-LFC low-frequency control elements for bass reinforcement.

“LEO is a great product and we are thoroughly behind the principle of linearity,” said Nilsen. “It’s one of the most high profile events of the year and there is no scope for error – but having LEO onboard has definitely helped to calm our nerves.”