February 2012 Meeting
Date: Saturday February 4, 2012
First Baptist Church in America, 75 North Main Street, Providence, 02903,
at the foot of College Hill between Waterman and Angell Streets, near the
RIPTA bus tunnel. DOORS OPEN 10AM
Featured Guest: John Marks, Senior Contributing Editor
to Stereophile Magazine & award winning CD producer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Topic: A one hour workshop on the theory and practice
of making natural-sounding stereo recordings of organs.
John Marks is pleased to present an informative workshop
on the theory and practice of making natural-sounding stereo recordings
of organs. This workshop is a joint meeting of the Connecticut
Audio Society and the Boston Audio Society, but will be open to the
public ($2 freewill offering to defray the Churchs operating expenses
requested). The workshop will take place in the acoustically splendid Auditorium
of the Churchs Meeting House, a National Register of Historic Places
landmark that was built between 1774 and 1775.
The program will consist of a five-minute overview of
the history of the Church and of its Third Meeting House; a fifteen-minute
lecture on the operational physics and applications theory of stereo microphones
and techniques, and musical examples played on the Churchs Foley-Baker
organ by Minister of Music Stephen T. Martorella in real time or the organs
MIDI Controller play back. Likely pieces include: Parrys Jerusalem,
Olssons Jul, and RVWs Bryn Calfaria.
People with portable (preferably battery-powered) recording
setups are invited to bring them and use them, with the usual pedestrian
cautions in mind. Recordists - please arrive at 10:00 AM. The lecture
and demonstrations will start at 11:00 AM.
Webmaster's note: The story of the organ