Coming off a recent and intimate theatre experience "Grasses of a Thousand Colors" by Wallace Shawn in which the whisper is the gold standard of communication, I've once again become aware of the mainly unintentional soundscapes that penetrate the fragile worlds we are trying to create in the Theater. (Hip hop musical leakage, refrigerators, color scrollers, Sting's soundcheck, dimmer hum... ) Recently, at an un-named theatre in NYC the Producer informed me that "our audiences are used to " the enormous roar of lighting dimmers and ventilation noise that obliterated the voices of young actors in training - so there was NO NEED TO FIX IT! While it is true that learned helplessness can easily set in where hearing is exposed to needless interference, I believe it is TIME TO UNPACK THE BLACK TRASHBAG we call NOISE, and instead of throwing up our hands in despair, take a closer listen to the unintentional waveforms generated by our favorite toys. Its never too late to re-evaluate the offer we are making to our senses.
"Think with your Ears"
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