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This month we bring you touring profiles of two bands that emerged from the New Wave movement of the late ‘70s and early ‘80s. Firstly, Steve Moles meets the production crew on the road with Norwegian band a-ha. Meanwhile, Kate Lyon details the production behind the latest Squeeze tour as the band takes The Difford and Tilbrook Songbook on the road.

Also inside, Rob Halliday sheds light on the Illuminated River project for his latest instalment of Lighting Landmarks. The multimillion-pound project will eventually see all of the bridges along the “ribbon of darkness” that is London’s River Thames beautifully illuminated. As Phase One completes, Rob details the hard work and careful considerations that have gone into the project so far.

There’s plenty more to enjoy this month as we meet the teams behind tracking specialist Triple E and Czech Republic-based point source advocate, KV2 Audio. We also get the low-down on how the latest audio tracking technology helped improve audience engagement at this year’s Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Plus, Mike Wood reviews Ayrton’s Perseo-S outdoor moving head and Richard Cadena takes a closer look at ETC’s Relevé Spot. We also present a round-up of the latest product launches as seen at this year’s LDI tradeshow.

Finally, I’d like to take the opportunity to thank you for your continued readership and support over the last 12 months, and wish you all a happy holiday season and a very healthy and prosperous 2020!

Claire Beeson

On Tour : a-ha

Steve Moles reports from Leeds’ First Direct Arena as a-ha tours Hunting High and Low, with innovative content renderinglifting the show to new heights . . .

Review : LDI 2019

Claire Beeson reports from the Las Vegas Convention Center as the 32nd edition of LDI takes place . . .

Lighting Landmarks

Rob Halliday looks at the challenges of illuminating some of the world’s major landmarks. This month, London’s bridges . . .


LSi talks to rising star Libbie Read

Abracadabra Phil Ward speaks volumes

The Shend Interrogates Richie Dempsey

How standards are written

Lies, damned lies, and statistics

DMX gremlins

Louise Stickland talks to LD and creative director, Gabe Fraboni . . .

James Simpson predicts the shape of tech to come : Universal Basic Income

On Tour : Squeeze

Kate Lyon visits Hull City Hall to report on the scalable show of New Wave stalwarts Squeeze . . .

TF : Perseo-S

Mike Wood reviews Ayrton’s compact multi-function IP65-rated luminaire . . .

Lighting the way

Rob Halliday reveals how discretion was key when it came to updating many of the in-house systems at the National Theatre . . .

Keeping on track

With a growing team and a diversifying portfolio, Triple E is headed for exciting places. Teodora Lyubomirova reports . . .

Culture club

Kate Lyon reports from Walthamstow, the first London Borough of Culture, on the sensitive makeover of the imposing Assembly Hall . . .

KV2 gets to the point

Claire Beeson visits the Czech Republic where she learns how one man’s quest for ‘the perfect sound’ has influenced the pro audio industry . . .

Tracking the Tattoo

LSi discovers how live audio tracking helped transform the 2019 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo . . .

NEXT ISSUE*: Theatre: Nativity! The Musical • Touring: Michael Bublé • Preview: ISE, Amsterdam • Venue: Boulevard Theatre, Soho • Exhibition: Da Vinci, Experience a Masterpiece
*Subject to change


Claire Beeson

Teodora Lyubomirova
Assistant Editor

Kelly Williams
Media Sales Executive

Greg Morely
Media Sales Executive

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