Music

Yale Center for British Art

Yale University, New Haven, CT. August 4, 2005

Field Work Journal

 

Recording Locations and Schedule

LIBRARY HALL - early morning.

We recorded using the DAT and Rode NT3 microphones. They were positioned mid-court perpendicular to axis of the court. Their position was adjusted during the session. Performers were in various locations in the hall such as in the center, the corner, and near the concrete cylinder. The wood floor and paneled walls were highly responsive. In addition the large concrete cylinder sent the sound away and then back, creating much ambient complexity.

ENTRANCE COURT - mid-morning.

We recorded using the DAT and Rode NT3 microphones. They were positioned centrally in the hall, directed upwards. The performers were generally close to the middle. The acoustics of the space were highly reveberant.

ENTRANCE COURT - noon.

We recorded using the DAT and Rode NT3 microphones. They were positioned centrally in the hall, directed upwards. The performers were generally close to the middle, though for the percussion section, moved around the perimeter of the space.

4th FLOOR STAIRWELL - afternoon.

We recorded using the DAT and hand-held stereo microphone. The sounds from the stairwell banisters were very reminiscent of the Exeter library stairwell.

LIBRARY HALL - afternoon.

We recorded using the DAT and hand-held stereo microphones. The performers and microphone were close to the middle.

Team Members

John Downey, Stanford University School of Medicine

Jenny Kallick, Amherst College Music Department

Performers

Terry Hare, Viola da Gamba

Nancy Jin, Violin

Richard Lalli, Voice

Technicians

John Downey, Stanford University School of Medicine

Jenny Kallick, Amherst College Music Department

Equipment

Tascam DA-P1 Digital Audio Tape Recorder

Rode NT3 condenser microphones, two

Audio Technica AD825 Stereo microphone

Fuji FinePix S602Zoom

Sony Digital Handycam DCR-TRV38 Video camera

We Would Like to Thank

Amy Meyers‚ Director, Yale Center for British Art

Fran Nankee‚ Assistant to the Director, Yale Center for British Art

Constance Clement, Deputy Director, Yale Center for British Art

David Mills, Associate Director for Finance and Personnel

Jane Nowosadko, Coordinator of Programs

Arnold Boles, Media Technician

Len Costanza, Head of Security


© 2005 Kahn Project

 

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