Thursday, July 11, 2013

Perspective Audience

I actually have worked on more serious posts, but they aren't polished enough for me and may never be. So instead, you get this.

More index card doodling: typical default filling of seats for various event types, overhead representational view.

Perpective Audience_0002

(And I illustrate this as the sister of a Highland piper, someone who like bagpipes and who has been to performances populated by people who are as enamored as I. matter how much you love the pipes, them are LOUD. Especially in a small enclosed space.)


notagain said...

cute! Didn't want to draw a mosh pit?

Michael Clemens said...

Never seen a bagpipe mosh pit, but I suppose there's always a first time...

The Mrs. and I got the chance to see the Tannahill Weavers some years ago in a tiny little club. Seating was elbow-to-knee and VERY cozy, with no SRO in the back to cut down the acoustics. We had a great time, but temporary pipe-induced deafness was most certainly shared by all.

I like the silly posts. Heck, I like any posts -- keeps the pressure on me.

Anonymous said...

Your chart nails it! Fortunately, all I have to do is turn off my hearing aids to reduce the volume by half. :-)

But I love the pipes. Many years ago the wife and I got to a local Scottish games quite early before the crowd and traffic noise intruded. It was a cool, foggy morning. A solo piper, unseen in the mist, was playing somewhere on the grounds. The slow melody echoed gently throughout the outdoor arena. It was completely haunting and beautiful.

Jeff The Bear

Bill M said...

Loud? The pipes are not loud. Well, I guess it is all in perspective.

I love the pipes, but after the tease at the beginning, yes they are loud, but then so is my trumpet, but it can be played softly. The short time I played pipes I never did try to play softly. The chanter is not too bad.

Rob Bowker said...

They are still loud at the side of the road in broad Glencoe. I suppose that's the point though. There's nothing more rousing than a reel on the pipes, excepting perhaps a brass band.

Little Flower Petals said...

I figure they were originally intended to carry over long distances in the open air to rouse the blood of warriors. They do a good job of that! And there are few things more haunting and lovely than the distant sound of well-played pipes.

On the other hand, fifteen or twenty sets of Highland pipes in a small church, many of them wielded by enthusiastic's a bit intense, shall we say. ;)

I envy you for getting to see the Tannahill Weavers in a small venue, Mike Clemens. Love them, as well as some slightly less traditional groups that also incorporate pipes some of the time, like Old Blind Dogs and Wolfstone.