Today I was considering how the sound diffusion lab would be set up on the day of exhibition. This includes the floor plan and speaker set up.
I figured there would be some room by the edge of the projections for the musicians. I have outlined in the photos where I think the musicians would fit, it’s possible to fit 2 people performing on both sides of the room. I tried seeing if instruments would fit but it was hard to tell, next time we get together for a jam I will get a better idea of how this will look. I also wondered how many seats I could set up. It appears 2 rows of 5 is good. And there is space at the back for people to stand, an important part is that people can see the projection.
For the speaker set up, I used recording made yesterday with Josh Thomas, Louis Sterling and Harrison Milton to organise the speaker sound arrangement. I used the speakers that are hung for one main reason, I didn't want the musicians to be right next to the speaker, for the sake of their ears. I tried two different set ups. both set ups had a speaker hard left and hard right with a central speaker. set up 1 had the speakers midway between the front and back, right and left. Set up 2 had the speakers positioned in the back left and right. I decided through experimentation that set up 2 gave more space for each instrument and there was more clarity, plus it wasn't so loud for people sitting in the front row.
I've thought about recording a video of the piece being performed with live. I aim to do this next week with Ebony Grace, Josh Thomas & Tarek El Goraicy. The date is not confirmed but should be shortly, I have no doubt that they will come through. I also need to find someone who is willing to film, working on that too also have no doubt that I'll be able to find someone.