Friday, February 02, 2007

Miami magic, at not quite midnight

I caught this shot of the new Carnival Center for the Performing Arts just as I was starting home last night. Doesn't it make you wonder what charms await inside those gleaming walls? Well, here's one critic's take on the sounds:
... The room sounds great. When the music goes loud and fast in the 4th movement of the 9th it was almost overpowering. But where it really shines is on the quiet bits. Bernstein gets all 20th-century-American experimental in the first movement of his symphony, and there are little one- and two-bar solos for various instruments. Each time, it sounded like the player was sitting in my lap. Your ear adjusts for dynamic levels the same way your eye does going from a darkened theater into bright sunlight, but the Knight hall made everything sound just right.
The rest of that piece can be found at Critical Miami.
Want to check it out yourself? Here's what's coming.

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