The European Commission’s Ecodesign proposals pose a very real and concerning threat to stage lighting. Our industry isn’t afraid to embrace change - more energy efficient LED-based lighting has been widely adopted in recent years. Over time, tungsten lighting would no doubt naturally become a thing of the past. But we need to be allowed to make the shift at a pace at which our manufacturers, venues and rental houses - not to mention science - can manage. Turn to page 28 of this issue for Rob Halliday’s report on the latest developments.
Also inside, we have coverage of two major tours as Steve Moles meets the crew touring Steven Wilson, and Kate Lyon presents the definitive technical report on Elbow’s most recent outing. We also bring you our review of Frankfurt’s Prolight+Sound, plus Julie Harper talks to Stufish, pioneers of ‘entertainment architecture’, Kate Lyon meets the team at Sonalyst, and we catch up with Steeldeck following its recent acquisition of Hall Stage.
Plus: Rob Halliday makes a return visit to the Sydney Lyric theatre following the venue’s recent technical re-fit; Phil Ward experiences Harman’s new London-based showroom; and we take a look at video artist Nina Dunn’s recent responsive installation. On the tech front, Mike Wood plays with Ayrton’s new Ghibli profile spot. Plus, of course, all your regular favourites and more!
Steve Moles meets the team touring ex-Porcupine Tree frontman Steven Wilson, whilst Kate Lyon delivers the definitive technical report on Elbow’s latest outing.
Julie Harper interviews the company that pioneered the use of architecture to create some of the most radical stage designs in entertainment history . . .
Claire Beeson and Teodora Lyubomirova report from Prolight+Sound, Frankfurt on the latest product launches, demos and showcases . . .
Mike Wood takes a closer look at Ayrton’s first fixture to include framing shutters - the Ghibli, a white LED profile spot . . .
Two decades since its opening, Rob Halliday returns to the Sydney Lyric Theatre to see how it’s stayed in tune with the times . . .
Phil Ward experiences Harman’s new London-based showroom . . .
Kate Lyon meets the Welsh production company . . .
Rob Halliday details what the proposed 2020 EU Lighting Regulations would mean for our industry . . .
Immersive audio is bedding in, discovers Phil Ward . . .
LSi reports on Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre’s technical re-fit . . .
CEO Philip Parsons talks to LSi about Steeldeck’s recent acquisition of Hall Stage and the company’s future plans
A closer look at Nina Dunn’s recent video artwork triggered by daily life in London’s Culture Mile . . .
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