On October 29 1923, the Turkish constitution was amended and Turkey became a republic. This formally declared the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire and led to the celebration of Republic Day throughout Turkey every year on or around late October.

This year’s celebration, was the 83rd Republic Day and a unique light show set up in Istanbul, used the Bosphorus Strait as the background canvas. Forty 8kW Xenon Space Cannon sky tracers on the Bosphorus Bridge lit the sky with Space Cannons placed around seven locations around the city. Altogether 110 of these gigantic lights were used. The show was watched by millions of people on five mega LED screens all over the city. Three grandMA full-size, four grandMA ultra-light and 20 MA DMX Splitter controlled the show.

“MA Lighting gives the best platform available. Whether at the design, the presentation or the execution stage, the grandMA had been the best control desk to utilize such a vast variety of equipment,” says Burak Altunay of Playback Music Istanbul.

Playback Music Istanbul, with its production technology solutions, along with its designers, crew and support staff produced the show. Focus Reklam Produksiyon Hizmetleri, MA’s distributor in Turkey, delivered the MA technology.

A.C.T Lighting is the exclusive North American distributor for the grandMA.