President's Message
December 2006

1. It was like an aviary gone mad. Scores of cellular phones trilled and twittered, beeped and burbled all at once inside a concert auditorium. The orchestra was unfazed, the composer was delighted. The Chicago Sinfonietta was playing the world premiere of the Concertino for Cellular Phones and Symphony Orchestra by David N. Baker. A device similar to a traffic light signaled the audience members to activate their rings--red for the bacony, green for the orchestra seats. Four amplified mobile phones were on stage. One was programmed with Mr. Baker's main tune and well-known classical themes like the "William Tell" gallop, the other three played random rings, sometimes to destroy a pastoral melody here or there NYT 3Oc06

2. For BAS members out of town we have a special offer for Jazz lovers. A package of 30 Jazz CDs, randomly picked from Ira Leonard's collection, for $22 including shipping in the USA.

President, Boston Audio Society

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