|Montreal Fireworks Forum —› 2003 Display Reviews —› USA - press release|
|Posted: Jul 18, 2003 13:05:33
For immediate release
The Americans create an additional launch pad!
U.S. master pyrotechnicians from Atlas Pyrovision Productions pay tribute to the Montreal International fireworks competition
Montreal, July 18, 2003 - On Saturday, July 19, at 10 p.m., the pyrotechnicians from the American company Atlas Pyrovision Productions will present Pyrotechnical Symphony, a majestic fireworks show that pays tribute to the Montreal International Fireworks Competition, now Le Mondial SAQ. To demonstrate their abilities and creativity, they will add barges to Lac des Dauphins, an additional launchpad from which they'll fire 850 to 2100 high precision Roman candles. They will add a multitude of effects including multi-burst Italian and Spanish bombs, nautical bombs and mines.
Established in 1950, Atlas Pyrovision Productions is a successful New Hampshire company that is a leader in pyrotechnics in the northeast United States and one of America's top pyrotechnical firms. During the last ten years, the American team has participated in many pyrotechnical competitions and presentations throughout the world. From 1997 to 2002, the company produced the magnificent fireworks shows for the U.S. July 4th Independence Day celebrations in Washington, D.C., an unequalled record to this day. In 2000 and 2001, the company produced outstanding July 4th celebrations in collaboration with the Boston Symphony. In addition, they were awarded best choreography prize at the Decazeville International Competition in France in 1999, and they won first prize at the North American Fireworks Competition in Virginia in 1994
"Since the creation of the Montreal International Fireworks Competition in 1986, I have had the opportunity to see more than 80 pyromusical shows at La Ronde. Today, Le Mondial SAQ is without a doubt the most prestigious pyrotechnical competition in the world. Thanks to the talents of Giovanni Panzera, Eric Tucker, Alberto Navarro and some of the world's best choreographers, this competition has brought the art of pyrotechnics to brand new heights. With Pyrotechnical Symphony, we have attempted to have you re-live the history of this important international event by creating a scenario where the pieces and effects symbolize the instruments of a symphony orchestra," stated Stephen Pelkey, president of Atlas Pyrovision Productions and creator of Saturday night's show.
In order to better represent the history of the Montreal competition, the team has chosen a huge variety of music, including classical, pop, film scores, disco, and more.
The team from Atlas Pyrovision Productions manufactures some special effects themselves, but has purchased or imported the majority of their products from the United States, Spain, China, Italy and Taiwan. Half of the pieces to be used on Saturday have come from Spain.
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