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"I asked my mate, who knew more about these things, 'what's he playing?' He said 'that's the roadie, he's not playing anything! He's operating the mixer . . ."
SSE's John Penn talks to Phil Ward (Driving Force)
This month: The Noise of Art
". . . add in all the possibilities of digital audio networking for the transference of audio over huge distances and time zones, exploiting its zoning, delay and mind-bending potential for spooky dislocation, and you have a whole new industry sector."
This month: Ben Robinson
"I used to be in bands and did a lot of the work; other bands started asking me to help them out. I ended up tour managing. I was the only crew for Slaves for a few years and we gradually brought in more people to spread the work load as the shows got bigger and more intense."
This month: In at the Deep End
"They explained that David would sit at a table and talk to eight miners, but they'll only talk freely if they don't think the management can overhear them, so . . . a 12-piece band would play and there would be general dancing . . ."
This month: Rescue
"Unfortunately, the near hysterical reaction to 'harness trauma' - later more correctly re-titled 'suspension intolerance' - in sectors of industry using personal fall protection systems led many to believe that that was all a rescue plan was about."
This month: High Frame Rate Cinema
"You can see exciting action or you can see performance, but you can't see them both at the same time. And that's what this format does. You can have fast movement but you can still read what the actor is doing . . ."
This month: Phil Ward talks to sound engineer and educator Barry Bartlett . . .
"One of the things we in particular can do is keep the teaching up to date with the technology. It's such a rapidly changing market, more so than ever - look how fast Dante has risen . . ."