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1-4 February 2022

ISE supports TPi Awards by hosting exclusive winners’ talks

As the headline sponsor of the TPi Awards, ISE is delighted to be working with the team at TPi to celebrate two decades of this famed live events awards programme.

To mark the Awards’ 20th anniversary, TPi asked its readers to vote for the most notable award-winning individuals over the years. It has produced a series of talks with these winners – some of the biggest names in the business – reflecting on their time in the industry and its future directions. These talks will be available to view exclusively on the ISE Digital platform on 23 June.

Here is the full list of talks and interviewees:

Stormzy’s Glastonbury Performance

The key crew behind behind TPi readers’ selection of the ‘Production of All Time’ look back on this iconic show.

  • Trevor Williams, Tour Director
  • Bronski / Amber Rimell, Creative Directors
  • Joel Stanley, Production Manager
  • Tim Routledge, Lighting Designer
  • Raphael Williams, FOH Engineer

Touring Design

From parcan to pixel mapping, how the canvas of the stage has changed over the past 20 years.

  • Ed Warren, Lighting Designer (IDLES, Michael Kiwanuka, Mumford & Sons)
  • Steve Price, Video Director (Queen + Adam Lambert, Mumford & Sons, Beyonce)
  • James Scott, Lighting Designer/Operator (Rita Ora, AJ Tracey, Dave)

Live Shows Through a Lens
The increased importance of the camera in the live events space – from IMAG to iPhone.

  • Blue Leach,Video Director (Pearl Jam)

Life in the Air
The evolving regulations in the world of rigging and what still needs to change in the future.

  • Pete ‘The Greek’ Kalipsidiotis (National Rigging Advisory Group)

Looking Back to Look Forward

The evolution of live production.

  • Paul Robson (Medialease) – host
  • James Gordon (Audiotonix)
  • Lee Spencer (Pixl Evolution)
  • Bonnie May (Global Infusion Groups)

Sound Waves

The changing nature of the audio experience at live events.

  • Big Mick Hughes, Engineer (Metallica)
  • Andy ‘Baggy’ Robinson, Monitor Engineer (Elton John, George Michael, Bryan Ferry)
  • Simon Honywill, Sound Designer (Glastonbury’s Block 9)

Stage Time
The changing landscape on the physical stage – from wedges to wireless IEMs.

  • Emma Reynolds-Taylor Stage Manager (BRIT Awards, Mercury Prize, Glastonbury)
  • Huw ‘Sid’ Pryce, Backline Technician (David Gilmour and Paul McCartney)

 Building Dreams

A discussion on the increased artist demand for set designers to produce the next big thing within the confines of the stage.

  • Liz Berry, Set Designer (Robbie Williams and Director of Hologramica)

Day Sheet

From scheduling and travel, to crew size and welfare, what is a world tour going to look like for the next decade?

  • Ceri Wade, Production Manager (Arcadia)
  • Emma Edgar, Tour Manager (Wolf Alice, Placebo, Everything Everything)

Unsung Hero

A celebration of those doing their bit for the industry throughout 2020-21.

TPi’s Editor, Stew Hume, will also be on-site at the awards’ spiritual home of Evolution London in Battersea Park on 23 and 24 June for the third ISE Live & Online event, where he will be hosting two onstage discussions of what the future may hold for the live events sector.

To attend ISE Live & Online in London or to view the talks on ISE Digital, advance registration is required.

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