Re: Fwd: from Eliot who used a different email address


Subject: Re: Fwd: from Eliot who used a different email address
From: Kevin Austin (kevin.austin@videotron.ca)
Date: Wed Feb 02 2005 - 22:02:41 EST


At 16:23 -0800 2005/02/02, Eliot Handelman wrote:
>... I have never heard or participated in any other EA (by yer def)
>piece that acted as powerfuilly, or as grand-conceptually, casting
>images on the mind. I found this piece really worked.

Then quite possibly you would have had a good time with the
12-channel version of the Berio Sinfonia with Berio conducting.

Coming from an ensemble performance background, I am not very
impressed 'simply' by being in the middle of a number of performers.
For me, there has to be something more than simply the exploitation
of an existing or potential technology.

>... whereas you only wish to see it as an expression of
>technological excellence,

Quite the opposite! The technology, IMV, should have been the
invisible feature of the piece rather than the "raison d'etre". The
space had 40 loudspeakers on poles -- this is what the audience saw.

>or as a demonstration of listening skill, and believe that where
>sound is concerned this is "really" what "people," for example
>myself, are interested in.

I ask that the artist has good ears or employs people who have good
ears. You may want to ask Dominique Bassal about the technical
quality of the recorded sound, and Christopher Jackson about the
quality of the singing.

Best

Kevin



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