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     Dr.(Phys.)Dipl.-Ing.Ralf-Udo Hartmann


Oman has been home to the Celebration of Light (originally known as the Symphony of Fire). This international pyro-musical fireworks competition has attracted the world's leading fireworks designers and is seen as a highly prestigious event. The fireworks festival creates an exciting arena where spectators can enjoy each country’s representatives unveil their latest techniques and use the most innovative fireworks materials as they compete to be crowned the winner.
Outdoor Fireworks Displays:
The objective is to create a three dimensional work of art, using our design skills to choreograph light, colour and sound. Each display has its own individuality!
Challenge No 1: To create a spectacular display for the audience of a quarter of a million people gathered on beach and to ensure the West Pier Trust that no harm would come to the pier from which the fireworks were launched.
Display: Four minutes of fireworks including multishot cakes, candles and mines creating a colourful display, with the added effect of the reflection of the fireworks in the sea.
Challenge 2: To design stage effects for two outdoor concerts and to create a firework celebration fit for the sultanate of Oman.
Display 1: A variety of effects and pyrotechnics were designed to complement both concerts and synchronise with Handle's fireworks music and the pop music. The firework extravaganza was started by lighting a rocket, which travelled down the mall igniting the last Jubilee beacon. The display that followed included a spectacular array of effects. The display received outstanding accolades from the media.
Display 2: The displays include catherine wheels, mines, flames, fountains, waterfalls, and flares i.e. effects that are at eye level and can be appreciated by the diners looking out onto the garden from the restaurant.
Challenge 3: To design and implement the largest display set to music in Oman.
Display: We have organised this display for eight years. Each year the display is different, specifically commission 'quiet' fireworks (e.g. UFOs, jumping cats and silver willow cakes) which aim to enhance rather than distract from the music.
Approximately four tonnes of fireworks are sent into the sky to illuminate the beach and provide a memorable finale to this annual event.
The pyrotechnics will go off from over 18 different points across the bay. People will be able to see the show from all directions,” crew started taking out the pontoons to the sea.
The beach will be turned into a grand open theatre with spectators looking heavenwards as spectacular fireworks, a fitting finale celebrations, will take on a journey through the desert for about 17 minutes.
This is arguably one of the best fireworks site in the world. From the Museum to Sheraton, you’ve got a naturally-arched theatre to show a story to crowds of thousands!
The pyrotechnics go off from over 18 different points across the bay. People will be able to see the show from all directions.
Buildings and small business establishments both public and private are decorated with colourful lights. Hotels are famous for putting up lights with color patterns much like that of the nation’s flag. And by sunset, the whole city colors itself with spectacular display of light and fireworks that impresses both locals and tourists.
Omanis, dressed in their national dress of long cotton dish-dashes and elaborately embroidered round caps, spend, watching military bands, children and adults dancing in bright traditional costumes, folk singing and camel races. This is the best time for a full immersion into the culture and traditions of Oman.
Event 1992  
Beam Effects are, perhaps, the first effect that comes to mind when you think of a laser show. Perhaps Dr. Ralf or "Real Genius" inspired these thoughts. Beam effects were the first entertainment application for lasers, and they still are the most often used effect today. It is a visual experience that cannot be reproduced by any other technology available. 
Three-dimensional beam shows are most often used to complement a graphical laser show, or as a standalone special effect for a variety of events. 6 Beams in rainbow color danceing in the sky above the palast, and bounce from grids of carefully aligned mirrors into every corner of the venue -- all choreographed to music that I choose.
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