Sphinx Classic has its roots and roofs in Amsterdam. Let's say it was 1969 when Piet Koster and Sjaco Karmelk first plugged in for a live rock band with guitar playing musicians and all, and – what is more exciting – with a live audience.
From that moment on Piet and Sjaco formed a well lubricated warmed up team. And that team wás and still ís called Lightshow Sphinx. But it is no longer that they share the exact same focus.
Piet's recent visuals lean for a greater part on pixels. He is satisfied when his artistic creations find their ways along the internet. So, we can come to many conclusions, one of them is that Piet is a real modern person who can buckle up for perspectives only the future can unveil.
Sjaco's prevailing view comes down to that our environment rappidly changes into a rather incomprehensable situation; to him that is. To maintain the illusion of grip on the daunting reality, he gathers his light tools from e-bay and thriftshop. This approach can not lead to much of anything that is not old schoolish. So, old fashioned slide projectors appear to be vehicles to a terra incognita with the size of e.g. a lovely concert hall. In other words: old school stuff truly works fine for Sjaco and his visuals. Every now and then he runs into phenomena in which ugliness seems to be missing completely.
The old equipment is nearly always made of high density stuff, with names such as: cast iron, copper, glass and rubber (it never is plastic foam, birdsfeathers or balsa wood). Thus can it be considered as a heavy dísadvantage that Sphinx Classic gigs require well trained muscles to get the show on the road, off the road and in place.
Once ready to roll, the advantages will come clear. Old school visuals keep on being highly interesting to watch from any distance and to observe and see in close up how the magic is done, incredibly beautiful at the screen and improbably improbable to laymen and even sometimes to experts.
Ergo, gradually it became clear Piet and Sjaco needed to recognize their differences and had to pursue their own performances next to their duo performances.
Yes, no, maybe
You have come to this point now. Understandably you find yourself in doubts. Will you whether or not contact Lightshow Sphinx, and if you do, why?
We can not help you finding answers to these – for us existential - questions... Whenever you come to some kind of dicision that tends to a yes, then go to the contact page and let us communicate.