Date: Tuesday 28th Oct
Venue: Leuchie House
About the concert: One of my favourite places to play is Leuchie HouseTonight was probably one of the most interesting research performances i have done for MiH. I have been to Leuchie House before and had a great time and made some new friends also which is always a good thing.
Verbal content and clarity: Relaxed atmosphere and different from the last time I played. I had the best concert I’ve ever played the last time so I was nervous, as the clients were all new faces. The clients this time round was quiet and acceptable to a relaxed atmosphere.
Vocalization of residents: clients were all up for chatting and asking for requests and making conversation. This is something that has to be expected in this venue.
Eye Contact: lots of clear and concise eye contact.
Facial Expressions: Sometimes it can be hard to read facial expressions with clients apart from the smiles. Something I looked out for was the seriousness on some of the client’s faces. I later found out by talking to them that they really wanted to listen to the words especially in the loves songs and the pieces that they had not heard before.
Body Posture: Like last time a lot of the clients require assistance and are not mobile enough to show any really response from body posture apart for clapping at the end of the songs. The results were all positive from this.
Movement: This concert provided the ideal set up in a U formation, which allowed everyone to equally see and hear what was going on.
On-going evaluation: Tonight I was told that there may not be many watching and that i should just go to the room and start playing and some people would wheel in. 10 in total came in with around another 4 workers. The lights were dimmed and i really think that made a big difference. The lighting sets the atmosphere and helps get a better message of music over.
I was able to see this straight away; this has got me thinking that visuals are probably just as important in the whole experience of live music as the music is. Lights really make a difference towards an atmosphere...