The reviews, WRITTEN IN ESSAY FORM, should include:
A) Who performed? Include the name of the performer or group
you can get more information from their website, http://www.soulpower1.com
B) The type and style of music you heard
playing sophisticated funky-soul music with an unstoppable dance groove
C) The location, time and length of the performance The type of event (concert, church service, etc.); and the admission price.
Thursday, September 26, 2013, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm) at Freight and Salvage Coffee House in Berkeley, CA
length of the performance: about 3 hours
admission price: $10.5
the type of event: http://www.thefreight.org/soul-power-0
â€¢ Describe the physical and social environment of the performance.
casual and active, some people was dancing on the floor
â€¢ Is it indoors or outdoors?
â€¢ How do the performers and audience fill and use the space?
performers was enjoying their music and watching people who were dancing with their music
audience was dancing on the floor where was in front of the performers
â€¢ Is this a place devoted solely to performance?
yes. performance was casual and also the place was casual.
â€¢ If it is built to serve other purposes as well, how does that affect the performance?
it would not match with their music.
â€¢ How would you classify the overall â€œfeelâ€ of the space: luxurious, utilitarian, seedy?
â€¢ What are the intended purposes of the performance? For example: community outreach, cultural education, dancing, listening enjoyment, political protest, socializing, or religious worship.
felt the purpose was socializing
â€¢ Why are people (musicians and audience) there?
Are the musicians performing for pay, for practice, to show off their skill?
â€¢ Did the audience come specifically to this event or is it a street performance where people wander by?
specifically. because needed ticket
F) Observation of the musicians: refer to http://www.thefreight.org/soul-power-0
1. How many musicians: 9 people
2. Instrumentation: The band features Ian Willson on alto and tenor sax, Tommy Banks on lead vocals, Glenn Appell on trumpet, Robert Todd on baritone saxophone, Patrick Malabuyo on trombone, Rick Bailey on drums, Peter Fujii on guitar, Loren Linnard on keyboards, Scott Willson on bass, Don Beck on trumpet, and Rich Martin on guitar.
3. Skill level (in your opinion): very professional
4. Interaction between performers
What does each musician contribute?
Who is the leader? felt the leader was lead vocal, Tommy Banks.
How do they communicate? by music
If there is dance, how does the dancer interact with the musician/s? Does the dancer also make music?
5. Musical sound
How would you describe the music, its sound, and its style? You may find that it is interesting to focus on a few songs/pieces or aspects of the performance rather than recounting the entire event. What instruments are played and how do they contribute to the music?
G) Audience behavior
Observation of the audience: size, attitude, mood? How did the audience appear to experience the event? Note any interaction between the musicians and the audience, when people seem most interested or affected by the performance.
size was small. but they were enjoying music
H) Socio-cultural background of the music, the musicians, and the audience
To the best of your ability, try to â€œreadâ€ the appearances of the performers and audience (age, gender, race, socioeconomic status, etc.). With what sort of people is this kind of music most commonly associated?
performers’ age was around fifty years old, men(1 asian, 1 black, rest of them were white.