9.00 am: I inserted the sound clips of the R R B V E Ǝ T N Ƨ O A suite of compositions onto the dedicated webpage and added related links elsewhere. An end to website updating and fleshing out is now in sight. Only The Pictorial Bible I gallery remains to be organised:
10.20 am: On, then, to the sound studio for a spot of radical reorganisation of its contents and the working space. Every project requires a somewhat different arrangement of the room and its contents. The tasks of the day ahead; to do:
- Remap and secure the connections between equipment hubs, amplifiers, and speakers.
- Rationalise cables.
- Test electrical break circuits.
- Eject from the studio all items that do not have a more or less immediate relevance to the project at hand.
- Place out of sight what shouldn’t be visible.
- Create storage space.
- Be aware of every part of the room, and what’s in each draw.
- Consider my body in relation to the room.
- What needs to be in easy reach?
- Make table-top space on which to be playful.
- Ensure that I can to switch on equipment and work, immediately.
- Ensure that I can record work, quickly.
- Vacuum and dust.
- Make the room pleasant to work in.
The extraction was largely of performance-based equipment (stands, tripods, etc.) that were rarely used in the setting of studio work:
Reorganisation is invigorating; order and control in reciprocal relation. I had four flights of stairs, from the third floor to the basement, to climb, down and up; I lost count of descents and ascents. Solid aerobic exercise. By 4.30 pm, the studio was ready to be cleaned:
Evening. Vacuum cleaner in hand, I cleared the floor and shelved equipment that, formerly, had had its resting place either hung on the walls or attached to the floor: