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Our cover story this month looks at the production behind the V&A’s latest, ground-breaking exhibition. The opening of Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains took place almost exactly 50 years since the band’s breakthrough Games For May performance which saw the band kick-start their love affair with lightshows and immersive sound, two elements so intrinsic to the design of the new exhibition. It was at the Games for May gig that the band debuted their custom-made ‘quadraphonic speaker system’, which sent their music circling around the auditorium. 3D audio has advanced somewhat since then, and the very latest developments have been deployed by the team behind the exhibition.

Steve Moles reports on the production behind the recent Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kiev and we visit east London’s Printworks - an enormous, industrial venue that has been repurposed as a multi-functional arts and events space.

On the tech front, sound engineer Simon Allen gets his hands on the next generation of QSC’s popular K-Series as he reviews the K-2 range and Richard Cadena puts City Theatrical’s new DMXcat to the test.

LSi reports from the ever-popular PLASA Focus event once again offered a plethora of networking opportunities and an industry-leading programme of seminars and training sessions.

May was a month marred by the truly deplorable terrorist attack on Manchester Arena. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with all affected. #WeStandTogether


Claire Beeson
Editor
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Pink Floyd : Their Mortal Remains

Tim Frost and Phil Ward report from the dark side of London’s V&A on the production and innovative pro audio systems behind the museum’s latest, ground-breaking exhibition . . .

Live : Eurovision 2017

Steve Moles reports from Kiev, where he talks to the production team faced with the challenge of staging the TV spectacular at rather short notice . . .

Review : PLASA Focus Leeds

Packed with hundreds of brands showcasing the latest industry technology, Claire Beeson and Kate Lyon report from Leeds. . .

Regulars

Margie Heymann talks to fourth generation lighting designer Lucilla Baroni

Mere Mortals, Phil Ward speaks volumes

Lifting Points

The Shend Interrogates Jules Toogood

RDM: Faster Than a Ladder

NAB 2017, by Richard Cadena

LSi talks to rising star Nathan Wallis

Venue : Printworks

The versatile event space bringing much-needed new life to the UK clubbing scene. Phil Ward and Claire Beeson report . . .

TF : QSC's K.2 Series

Simon Allen assesses the second generation of QSC’s popular K-Series loudspeakers . . .

Preview: Mediatech Africa

LSi previews the technology on offer at Africa’s biennial AV exhibition, Mediatech . . .

21st Century Strauss

A unique production of Die Fledermaus in collaboration with USW brings opera up-to-date with an industry-sponsored lighting package. LSi reports . . .

In at The Deep End

Kate Lyon reports on the challenges of converting an old naval swimming pool and skittles alley into a social hub for students . . .


NEXT ISSUE: Conference: Showlight, Florence • On Tour: Take That & Evanescence • Venue: Storyhouse, Chester • Tech: JBL’s VTX A12 line array • Show Review: ABTT, London • Company Profile: SFL

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Claire Beeson
Editor
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