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Our cover story this month - at long last - is Steve Moles’ definitive report on the recently concluded The Last Domino? tour by Genesis. I was lucky enough to attend one of the London dates as a punter along with LSi’s production manager, a life-long Genesis fan, and can confirm it was every bit as impressive as we’d anticipated. Hats off to the band and crew for ‘turning it on again’.

Also inside, Phil Ward visits iconic Camden venue KOKO to discover how its latest refurbishment has put high quality sound front and centre thanks to the installation of a stellar sound system throughout the site. We also celebrate 21 years of LED lighting pioneer Ayrton, as Kate Lyon charts the company’s history - from inception to the very latest product launches. Meanwhile, Rob Halliday visits Brixton House, the new home of Oval House; Mike Clark reports on Bahrain’s impressive Al Dana Amphitheatre; and Steve Moles discovers the admirable team effort involved in staging the recent televised fundraising event, Concert for Ukraine. 

This month’s detailed technical review sees Simon Allen get to grips with Nexo’s new scalable point-source speaker range, the P+ Series; whilst Richard Cadena dives into the technology behind Verge Aero’s recent golden buzzer-winning America’s Got Talent: Extreme appearance. For his latest Future Tech column, James Simpson rounds up various materials that could lead the way to a more sustainable future for our industry’s buildings, venues and sets; while Rigging Call examines emergency rescue practices; and TM Nathalie Candel shares the story of her career so far for this month’s In Profile interview. Enjoy!


Claire Beeson
Editor
claire.beeson@plasa.org

On Tour : Genesis

Steve Moles speaks to the production professionals behind Genesis’ long-awaited arena tour as the band turn it on again, one last time . . .

Ayrton at 21

Kate Lyon charts the rise of the innovative French LED lighting manufacturer and looks at what lies ahead on the R&D map . . .

KOKO : Life sound reinforcement

Camden’s KOKO has been reinvented as a place where you can hear yourself think. Phil Ward reports . . .

Regulars

LSi talks to rising star Callum Jones

Fission chips,  Phil Ward speaks volumes . . .

The Shend interrogates Christopher Bushell

Rescue Me

Teodora Lyubomirova talks to Nathalie Candel, tour manager and sustainability advocate . . .

James Simpson predicts the shape of tech to come : Materials of the future

TF : Nexo P+ Series

Simon Allen puts Nexo’s new scalable point-source loudspeaker range to the test . . .

A matter of trust

Steve Moles reports on the team effort involved in staging the recent Concert for Ukraine at short notice . . .

To build a house

Rob Halliday reports on the evolution of Oval House into Brixton House, a newly-built flexible studio theatre . . .

The amphitheatre of dreams

Mike Clark reports on a multi-purpose live events facility at the heart of the Persian gulf . . .

Where stories come to life

LSi discovers how an acclaimed storytelling hub benefitted from a new performance-ready sound system . . .

No bones about it

Rob Halliday uncovers the story behind Ammonite, a new live events technical delivery specialist bound to leave its mark . . .

NEXT ISSUE*:  Touring: Simple Minds • Live: Secret Cinema - Bridgerton • Tech: Claypaky’s Sinfonya Profile 600 • Reviews: Prolight+Sound, Frankfurt; PLASA Focus Leeds; ISE, Barcelona • Plus all of your regular favourites . . .
*Subject to change

Contacts

Claire Beeson
Editor
claire.beeson@plasa.org

Teodora Lyubomirova
Assistant Editor
teodora@plasa.org

Sonja Walker
Production manager
sonja.walker@plasa.org

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