Surrounding Stockhausen’s Oktophonie

By Kelleigh Welch *Note: This article originally appeared in the April 2013 edition of Pro Sound News. New York’s Park Avenue Armory, known for its 55,000-square-foot Wade Thompson Drill Hall, hosted a week of performances in March of German composer Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Oktophonie, which immersed the audience into a space-age experience of light and sound.Continue reading “Surrounding Stockhausen’s Oktophonie”

Safety at Music Festivals

By Kelleigh Welch *NOTE: This article originally appeared in the August/September 2015 edition of Music Festival Business No matter the size of a festival, producers look at their multi-day events as a community—and with anywhere between 5,000 and into the 100,000s of people flocking to a festival site daily, organizers need to plan for theContinue reading “Safety at Music Festivals”

All That Jazz

By Kelleigh Welch Note: This article originally appeared in the September 2015 edition of Pro Sound News. At 4 p.m., the hall is empty. Everything is ready for the big night—the orchestra’s stands  are perfectly arranged under the stage, the microphones are cleaned to add a little sparkle, her elaborate costumes are neatly arranged backstage—allContinue reading “All That Jazz”