Kyma processing of voices and lobby sounds
Composer: Brian Belet
Lobby Reforms is a live computer processing audio environment that brings the pre-concert sounds of people passing through the lobby into the concert hall (as well as back into the lobby) in an informal collage of social activity. Microphones are placed at key locations in the lobby to gather the sounds of people arriving for this concert, buying tickets, discussing the printed concert program, chatting about the day, and just milling about before the concert itself begins. The audio sources are processed in real-time and then directed back through the sound system to create a sonic environment that leads organically into the concert itself as the lobby sounds eventually diminish as a result of the audience leaving that space for the concert hall.