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