You could soon create Musical Fountain shows


You could soon create Musical Fountain shows
City approves contract to produce new choreography software.

Via the Grand Haven Tribune – Alex Doty; July 14th, 2015

From pipes and computers to lights, the Grand Haven Musical Fountain has seen all sorts of improvements in the past few years.

The next improvement city officials will have completed is the installation of new choreography software for the fountain.

City officials recently approved a $19,750 contract with Apex Controls Inc. to develop the new software.

“That software enables anybody in the public to program a show for the fountain, submit it to our website — and, if it meets our criteria, it will be integrated into our song list for the fountain,” Grand Haven Facilities Manager Dan Vivian said. “We currently don’t have any way to do that.”

Vivian noted that there was software designed 10-15 years ago that allowed people to program for the fountain, but it has become obsolete.

“You can’t even download it on your computer anymore because it’s such an old piece of technology,” he said.

In 2013, the city teamed with Grand Valley State University on a project to develop new choreography software. Although a lot of …