Re: Loud enough??


Subject: Re: Loud enough??
From: KEVIN AUSTIN (KAUSTIN@vax2.concordia.ca)
Date: Tue Mar 02 1999 - 04:45:49 EST


Hi Simon

Could you provide us with some numerical detail? Is _loud_ 90 dB or 115
dB? Is quiet 55 dB or 35 dB? Is this in a room setting or a large space?

Thanks

Best

Kevin
kaustin@vax2.concordia.ca

Foggy and 0 degrees this morning. The March lion still sleeps.

Simon wrote:

>I think there is a point in this. Absolute volume, as opposed to dynamics
>does have an aesthetic import. Currently I have two pieces that use
>absolute dynamics in a diametrically opposite way - one piece is all low
>levels, and intimate textures with the intention of drawing in the
>listener, while the other starts with loud volume and full textures in
>order to engulf the listener. Without the absolute volume, the second piece
>will not work, simply because it will not have the physical presence it
>needs.



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