Wednesday, January 23, 2008
A cavernous three-story bank lobby as a recording studio?
It works for composer/musician Adrian Carr. He's been recording his next CD inside the Old Merchants Bank in downtown Plattsburgh. He likes the echo effect created by the vast walls and ceiling. To control the effect he places his microphones at various distances from the piano.
His new CD, "Finding Charlotte," should be out this year. You can learn more about Adrian at http://adriancarrpiano.com
Built back in the 1920s, the bank now houses the offices and gallery of the North Country Cultural Center for the Arts (NCCCA). Beside a variety of art exhibits, the “Arts Bank” (to use its nickname) has also hosted live musical performances and ethnic-themed banquets.