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Re: ending ambient pieces when playing LIVE shows

At 1:36 PM -0500 2/21/05, David Kirkdorffer wrote:
>I'm curious to hear ideas and techniques people have used (or stopped 
>to end an ambient piece of music at a live show.

I like to process the sounds of the audience. A few years ago i 
participated in a performance of Stockhausen's Originale at Theater 
Artaud in San Francisco. I had several mics deployed throughout the 
playing area, and during the final applause I used these to capture 
the applause sounds and to prolong it with a 30" delay on my TC2290 
(of course this reinforces the herd instinct and people kept clapping 
for a long time). Eventually the audience figured out the gag and 
started to leave, but I kept feeding the sounds of their exiting 
through the system until they were all gone.

Richard Zvonar, PhD
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