Past meetings of the Society
February 2012


February 2012 Meeting
Date: Saturday February 4, 2012

Place: The 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,

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 Church’s operating expenses requested). The workshop will take place in the acoustically splendid Auditorium of the Church’s 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 Church’s Foley-Baker organ by Minister of Music Stephen T. Martorella in real time or the organ’s MIDI Controller play back. Likely pieces include: Parry’s Jerusalem, Olsson’s Jul, and RVW’s 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.


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