Thursday, May 27, 2010

Maintaining Human Scale in large Public Events

It seems to me that when I attend large folk events, concerts as well as festivals that there is such an emphasis on profit that there are fewer and fewer opportunities to hear music in a venue, stage that is of human proportions.

Don't you think that stages with no amplification serving a maximum of 30 or so could be constructed and managed within even large events?

The proximity of a performer- as it would be in an extended family setting is part of the essence of the cultural activity as a whole is it not? Perhaps if the scale were more human and ordinary then people would be influenced bring folk production into their less than spectacularly huge homes lacking in amplification>?

What do you think....?

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