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Whose Noise Is It, Anyway? Part II—Lighting Designers

Contrary to what some sound designers may think, lighting designers are aware of the noise from moving lights and scrollers, and so are the lighting manufacturers. As well they should — it's an issue both sides have been dealing with in one way or another since approximately 1987. That's when Vari-Lite worked with Wally Russell, the technical director for the Los Angeles Music Center Opera, to fully light a production of Tristan und Isolde using its automated fixtures. This was the

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