soundsorceryfiles: For the 1970 World Expo in Osaka in 1970, Germany built the world’s first, and so far only, spherical concert hall. It was based on artistic concepts by Karlheinz Stockhausen and an audio-technical concept from the Electronic Studio at the Technical University in Berlin. The audience sat on a sound-permeable grid just below the centre of the sphere, 50 groups of loudspeakers arranged all around reproduced, fully in three dimensions, electro-acoustic sound compositions that had been specially commissioned or adapted for this unique space. Works by composers including Bernd Alois Zimmermann and Boris Blacher were played from the multi-track tape, along with Bach and Beethoven. In the course of the 180-day exhibition, Stockhausen and a high-calibre, 19-strong ensemble gave live concerts for over a million visitors; «Spiral,» for a soloist and short-wave receiver was played over 1300 times, for example. It was possible to achieve the three-dimensional sound distribution live, using a spherical sensor built in Berlin to feed the 50 sound sources, but a ten-channel rotary mill constructed to Stockhausen’s design was deployed more frequently.
To clarify, it’s not the asteroid dry-dock that I disliked, but the nontraditional Enterprise design.
But as for the dry-dock, I cannot think of any reason it would be helpful rather than very problematic to build a dry-dock inside an asteroid (other than camouflage, which Starfleet does not need). It would be just for show. It looked cool in Galaxy Quest, to be sure, but it was just eye candy.
I always think of the Galaxy Quest dry dock as not built into an asteroid, but the remains of the Thermian homeworld. Not really just eye candy, if I’m right.
Alec Baldwin in Miami Blues.
Flaps are Jacked
I finally got around to posting some of my drawings from the Mickey Mouse Shorts that have aired so far. To see the rest go to my blog here!
Inspirational Illustrations: Stranger on the Orient Express
Illustration by John Ireland
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Honey, February 1974
on the shoot for the girlfriend video
"I remember throwing up behind an amp once. I don’t know what I would have done without the nerves. The energy comes from the nerves. I was getting ready for the attack. I didn’t see the nerves as a bad thing at all. It’s part of the whole performance thing. It drove me over the edge."
Bags at the Mabuhay SF, Jan 1978, photo by RUBY RAY.