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On September 22nd, the Quay Brothers’ film, Through the Weeping Glass: On the Consolations of Life Everlasting (Limbos & Afterbreezes in the Mütter Museum) premiered at the College of Physicians in Philadelphia. The film was shot throughout the College and involving the Mütter Museum and the Historical Medical Library.
Following the premier, an exhibit on the making of the film will open. Clear Sound sponsored the installation of a Sharp 60” LCD television and JBL Control 8 Speakers in the small theater showing the film during the exhibit.
The artistic team known as the Quay Brothers, are American identical twin brothers, born in Norristown, PA, famous for influential stop-motion animation. 
The exhibit is guest-curated by Barbara London, Associate Curator in the Department of Media and Performance Art at the Museum of Modern Art, New York City.
 

Clear Sound will be providing sound production for the Fairmount Park Art Association Sculpture Saturdays this fall. The remaining dates include October 15th & 22nd, 2011.
Sculpture Saturdays are a free, family-friendly event that include sculpture workshops, iPod tours and live music from 10 am – 2 pm. Live music performances will take place at The Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial Sculpture Garden (Along Kelly Drive, just north of Boathouse Row) each Saturday at 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
Clear Sound is well known for their expertise in outdoor event support, working with artistic and municipal requirements in tandem.  This program provided the opportunity to work with the PNC Arts Alive initiative, and Minas, one of the most established Brazilian music groups in the US today.

There will be companies putting up tents, vendors bringing in tables and chairs, catering companies bringing in semi truckloads of food, trash pick-up and more - all things that go into large scale events.
There are special considerations and certain challenges that planners and service professionals must overcome in order to accommodate groups of this magnitude. Using a variety of technologies now available, Clear Sound is able to guarantee that every single sound is heard.
Read Kristin Zeller's interview with Clear Sound President Chris Dietze published in Mid-Atlantic EVENTS Magazine to learn more about planning big events.
 

Clear Sound donated the use of a portable car top sound system to the Union Athletic Association of Lansdowne for use with their fundraising efforts. 
The UAA is currently raising funds for the “Show of Shows” fireworks display this July 4th. This will be the UAA’s 107th Independence Day celebration and this year’s display is expected to be spectacular!
Funding for the day’s activities comes solely through the efforts of dedicated volunteers and from the generous donations of residents and businesses. UAA members will be driving throughout the neighborhood leading up the event collection donations. Keep an ear out for their patriotic music and your eyes peeled for the Clear Sound car top system.  
Listen this week for the Public Service Announcement on Brandywine Radio. 

Clear Sound will be providing production for the 2nd Annual Mud Run Brandywine. At the inaugural event, the Clear Sound production team provided audio equipment as well as staging and rigging.
The Mud Run, which benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, is a 10K race of boot camp-style obstacles that are surrounded by or consisting entirely of mud.
 This year’s event takes place again at Newtown Square, at the future site of the Del Co Veterans Memorial, on June 11th and 12th.  More than 3,000 are expected to participate.
Also at the Mud Run will be the Theatre Alliance’s Philly Theatre Casting Couch which gives locals the opportunity to share what theatre means to them.  The Theatre Alliance will have their bright red couch covered so that all Mud Run participants can take a seat on it.
 

Each event has unique needs that cannot always be met with a venue’s onsite resources.  Using outside vendors with specialties can help to ensure that your event is remembered for the right reasons.
When it comes to audio and visual needs, most venues are only equipped for general announcements or back ground music.  Guests come to events to hear and experience every word, every moment and planners want to ensure they don't miss a single sound. 
Read Cat Lambert's interview with Clear Sound’s Suzanne Cody published in Mid-Atlantic EVENTS Magazine to learn more about using outside vendors.

The offer includes a high quality professional glass image projection of your design with a free one day lighting rental to project it. This offer is especially great for couples looking to take their wedding to the next level.
 With a custom light we can place your names, initials, or design on the dance floor, wall or anywhere in the venue. The custom image is yours to keep for future events.
Party Space is a local company created by Jeffrey A. Miller Catering that has served party planners and other professionals in the greater Philadelphia area for over 10 years.  Party Space offers 4 main components: facilities database and calendar, local registry, free Wedpages, and local vendor listings. Clear Sound is very excited about this new partnership.

Clear Sound will be providing onsite production for the upcoming Philadelphia Antiques Show, including speakers, amplification and mixing of wireless microphones for the various presenters throughout the show.
 In 2011, the Show celebrates its 50th year and continues to be recognized as the finest and most prestigious show in the United States, proudly offering diverse furnishings and decorative arts for the period and modern American home.
The show will take place that the Philadelphia Cruise Terminal building. It is a renovated naval factory built in 1874, and it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The 2011 Philadelphia Antiques Show will take place April 9-12, 2011. Additionally, the Preview Party will be on Friday, April 8.

January 22nd, 2011 brought St. Vincent and Mayer Hawthorne to the Lang Performing Arts Center at Swarthmore College.  The LPAC helps to integrate the arts into the curriculum and is a hub of campus activity, able to host multiple events at one time.
Clear Sound provided audio, staging, lighting and backline for the event, arriving a day in advance to beat the forecast of snow and make sure the show would go on.
St. Vincent, a multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, performed songs from her critically acclaimed album Actor. Mayer Hawthorne, another multi-instrumentalist as well as singer, producer, and songwriter, performed second with his band the Country.
 

Clear Sound is proud to provide technical support for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society booth space at the Endurance Sports Expo. The expo takes place at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA on February 26-27th.
Stop by the MS booth and check out their booth projections while signing up for the upcoming Mud Run and Bike Race events. 
The Endurance Sports Expo is an event where athletes can meet manufacturers, retailers, race directors, clubs, nonprofit organization and coaches.
 

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Each year, all over the country, more than 300,000 people get together with friends, family and co-workers for the MS Walk sponsored by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The Walks raise money for research, provide services to those affected by MS and to raise awareness. And every year, in Philadelphia, Clear Sound is there to provide audio support for the event.

The Griffin Complex at Gwynedd Mercy University is home to the Men’s and Women’s Basketball and Volleyball teams. The Complex hosted exciting competitions and distinguished graduations, but the attendees had a hard time hearing what was happening.

With a history dating back to ancient China, the Philadelphia International Dragon Boat Festival meets every fall for a day of fun and competition on the Schuylkill River. Teams of paddlers, each with a steersperson and drummer, race for glory in this regional event.

Intimate, natural-sounding dialogue in a sold-out theater. Crisp, intelligible announcements in a packed stadium. Exhilarating lights and music at an outdoor summer festival. A stirring sermon reaching every corner of a cavernous church.

Sounds like the work of Clear Sound - the Delaware Valley's best full-service audio, video and lighting company.