[SCA-AE] Noise at events
de_labarre at yahoo.com
Wed Oct 12 22:24:38 EDT 2005
--- Diana Slivinska <slavicdiva at pobox.com> wrote:
> I have been holding my breath for several days now, hoping that the
> "why not mike court?" idea would just go away...far, far away...
> I loathe artificial amplification. It has crept in as the "solution"
> to all sorts of perceived vocal ills, to the point where it's more
> unusual to hear a natural, unassisted human voice in any capacity
> than the other way around. It's even gotten so that "live" voices
> "sweetened" electronically, so that the "performer" can gyrate madly
> about the stage, hanging from his or her toenails, and not sound like
> they're exerting themselves at all. Technology has even been used to
> camouflage the fact that a singer can't sing in tune to save his or
> her life!
Guiletta, YOU don't need electric amplification. ;-)
However, I have been at many, many courts in several kingdoms where the
herald's voice could not reach the middle of the hall, let alone the
back...either because he/she lacked the respiratory fortitude, or
because of the atrocious acoustics of the venue, or both.
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