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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!

Claire Beeson

On Tour : Steven Wilson & Elbow

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.

Profile : Stufish

Julie Harper interviews the company that pioneered the use of architecture to create some of the most radical stage designs in entertainment history . . .

Review : PL+S, Frankfurt

Claire Beeson and Teodora Lyubomirova report from Prolight+Sound, Frankfurt on the latest product launches, demos and showcases . . .


LSi talks to rising star Lauren Woodhead

Nuclear Fishin’, Phil Ward speaks volumes

The Shend Interrogates Ben Corrigan

Laura Frank School of Documentation, by Richard Cadena

Standards? What Standards?

Edgy Dimming

Sarah Rushton-Read talks to Paul Smith - light magician

NEW James Simpson predicts the shape of tech to come : Hyperloop

TF : Ayrton's Ghibli

Mike Wood takes a closer look at Ayrton’s first fixture to include framing shutters - the Ghibli, a white LED profile spot . . .

Sydney Lyric, Revisited

Two decades since its opening, Rob Halliday returns to the Sydney Lyric Theatre to see how it’s stayed in tune with the times . . .

Harman Experience Centre

Phil Ward experiences Harman’s new London-based showroom . . .

A Spotlight on Sonalyst

Kate Lyon meets the Welsh production company . . .

Save Stage Lighting

Rob Halliday details what the proposed 2020 EU Lighting Regulations would mean for our industry . . .

Soundscape Gardening

Immersive audio is bedding in, discovers Phil Ward . . .

Motherwell’s Make-Over

LSi reports on Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre’s technical re-fit . . .

Steeldeck: Solid Foundations

CEO Philip Parsons talks to LSi about Steeldeck’s recent acquisition of Hall Stage and the company’s future plans

Dynamic Shift

A closer look at Nina Dunn’s recent video artwork triggered by daily life in London’s Culture Mile . . .

NEXT ISSUE: Eurovision Song Contest 2018 • Show Review: PLASA Focus Leeds • Theatre: Bat Out of Hell • Company Profile: SLX • Technical Focus: DPA • Theatre: Giudizion Universale


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