Peter Wynne Willson

2007 Designed high-power overhead projectors and the special effects for gala shows at the Queen Elizabeth Hall and at The Barbican.

Designed special liquid effects for Scissor Sisters concerts.

2004 Designed and produced ‘Fantôme’ automated profiles spotlights with ecliptic framing for Het Muziektheatre Opera House Amsterdam, the Kammerspieler Theatre Munich and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

Designed and patented the LED flowing colour tube, currently licensed to various companies.

2001 Designed, patented and licensed the international award winning Catalyst system of digital media manipulation.

Designed liquid special effects for the Roger Waters World Tour.

Designed the ‘Razorhead’ high-power & speed searchlights for ‘U2′ Popmart tour.

1996 Designed liquid projection effects and high-speed colour generators for Pink Floyd Division Bell Tour.

Designed and patented ceramic iris diaphragm and dichroic iris colour-changer.

Designed and patented the ‘NAT’ articulated spotlight, licensed to Coemar of Italy, GLP of Germany and others.

1990 Designed the ‘Caterpillar’ organically kinetic light.

Formed partnership with lighting scheme designer Tony Gottelier, WWG Ltd.

Designed articulated searchlight eyes for Rainbow ‘Straight Between the Eyes’ tour.

1980 Designed the Pancan remote-controlled mirror system, founded the eponimous company to manufacture and market the product. Selling by the thousand world-wide, it spawned an entire industry of moving mirror automated lighting.

1972 -1980 designed prismatic and colour lighting effects. Founded and ran The Light Machine Company to manufacture the products.

1969 – 1971 worked as a joiner and electrician building houses in North Yorkshire.

1968 Designed projection equipment for the ‘Human Family’ European tour.

1967 Pink Floyd resident LD, for UK, European and American gigs. Pink Floyd LD for the UK Tour with Hendrix, et al.

1966 Created Pink Floyd light shows at the UFO and Roundhouse venues.

1965 Electrician and lighting board operator for ‘Oliver!’ The original show at The New Theatre (now Albery), London.

1963 Chief electrician and LD at Harrogate Theatre

1963 Stage crew at the Fortune Theatre, Drury Lane for ‘Wait a Minim!’.

1962 Electrician at the Buxton repertory theatre

1961 Expelled from Oundle school for taking part in the CND Aldermaston March.

1946 Born to an investigative journalist and design engineer.

Peter has five grown up children and two ex-wives, his studio and workshop are on a Cotswold farm and he divides his life between there and Cambridge.


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