January 22, 2007

Pink Floyd Experience to recreate original Floyd concerts

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Pink Floyd Experience, a tribute band complete with a light show, full quadraphonic sound and six musicians, will bring the sounds of original Pink Floyd songs to Purdue's Elliott Hall of Music at 8 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 27).

Ralph Schmidtke of Annerin Productions, the company that created the show and founded the band, said the show was "theatrical with mind-blowing lights and unsurpassed sound."

The company worked to create an authentic Pink Floyd experience that was intimate and put the legendary combination of music, sound and lights in a theater atmosphere, he said. The top priority was given to the music, Schmidtke said, and six musicians were found that could seamlessly perform the music that won Pink Floyd its record-breaking status.

The result is a show that includes more than 27,000 watts of lights, 20 tons of full quadraphonic sound and a 12-foot inflatable pig that flies around the theater. The Pink Floyd Experience re-interprets some of the original band's innovative special effects, such as the blinking eye, the marching hammers and the classic airplane crash. The music also is accompanied by the video for songs from "Dark Side of the Moon," "Wish You Were Here" and "The Wall."

The show is appropriate for children older than 8 years old and does not contain any adult language.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for children 18 years and younger, Purdue students and Ivy Tech Lafayette students. Group discounts for 10 or more are available by calling (765) 496-1977.

Tickets are available at the Elliott Hall and Stewart Center box offices at (765) 494-3933 or (800) 914-SHOW. Tickets also are available through Ticketmaster outlets.


Source: Kerry Schutt Nason, Purdue Convocations director of marketing, (765) 494-5045, knason@purdue.edu


Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096; purduenews@purdue.edu


Note to Journalists: Publication-quality photos of The Pink Floyd Experience are available at http://www.purdue.edu/convos/pinkimages.htm


Related Web sites:
Purdue Convocations: http://www.convocations.org

Pink Floyd Experience: http://www.thepinkfloydexperience.net/

 

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