First sound design review to mention my name…

June 5th, 2007


Which is good, but the review isn’t necessarily good:

"Their nuance is doubly admirable since it must register despite
microphones. Though discreetly handled by sound designer Josh Bessom,
the amplification periodically pulls our ears from the action on stage
to the speakers alongside the proscenium." – LA Times Calendar, June 5th, 2007.

 Not sure that I agree, the review is basically saying that the actors are wearing mics, and their voices are coming out of the speakers.  Yep.  There are ways to direct focus towards the stage, such as putting more vocal in the front fill speakers – which I did – but in a hall the size of La Mirada Theatre, a little volume is necessary to cover the venue, and make sure dialog is heard AND understood.

 Can’t please everyone all the time I suppose.

Next up is co-design for "Pirates of Penzance" at the Carpenter Center in Long Beach, as well as a Lazy Preacher show at the Plush Cafe in Fullerton.

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