Classical Sessions at Lewis Cubitt Square 19 August 2016

This summer the Kings Cross developer Argent staged three outstanding concerts at their music pavilion in Cubitt Square, just a few minutes’ walk north of the station. Classical music presenter Anthony Whitworth Jones asked Bob Essert to create an appropriate acoustical environment for these outdoor classical events, which were to use the temporary “Panarmonion” pavilion created last year by architect Lyn Atelier. Bob, Maria, Paul and Fabrizio of the SSV team devised a 2-part solution to create a warm ensemble acoustic on stage with a simple but effective sound reflecting shell and an electroacoustic enhancement system to surround the audience. We used off the shelf electronics and a few microphones and loudspeakers, which we tuned with care to create a sense of surround and envelopment, but not sounding amplified. The first concert by the London Sinfonietta playing wind ensemble music was well appreciated by both performers and audience. This adds to our experience with temporary and outdoor performance venues for classical music and the friendly accessibility of the Kings Cross cultural atmosphere.
– Bob