Week 2: Location scouting - Grand Central Station

Notes from walking around the space with Director and friend Jacob Krupnick:

a possible entrance location for the piece.

 

paris opera house styled balcony staircases.  conjure the sounds of an opera here?  

try placing musical stems around the hall.  a choir, organ, strings, horns...  walk towards them and live mix with your location. 

include a musical scene something like Janet Cardiff's 40-Part Motet, where you can walk into the midst of a group of sound sources in harmony.

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the people walking up high in the glass windows are mta employees, jacob says.  not open to the public unfortunately, must be a great view.  but perhaps they're omnipresent enough to include a reference to them in the narration.

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dank air in the vanderbilt 42nd street overpass.  feels different here.

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grand chandelier lights. could aurally glow with resonant hum when you walk underneath. 

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orphaned balloons on the ceiling.  kids lost their prizes?  how common are these balloons?  can i include and hope they are there for future users of my experience?

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you can freely walk out onto the train platforms.  catch glimpses of people just before their departures. imagine you're the one about to leave..

previously people played on a squash court and visitors could watch, says jacob.

a guy down on his luck sings under the boardwalk on the train (could be in a hallway)

the iconic clock as a meeting place for visitors and commuters - some story element must happen here.