On the night itself it can often be very frantic behind the scenes making sure the music I play fits the gap available, which is always a last minute thing because the slot is entirely dependent upon when the live concert ends. We have to make sure the next scheduled programme starts bang on time as later in the night everything becomes completely fixed to the clock. […] so everything is very tightly timed. It can be like landing a jumbo jet on a postage stamp
It is ‘to fill the gap before Night Waves’. What else can it be? And the music selected is often quite interesting. Ian Skelly mentions ‘the producer’ in his reply, so I imagine the selection is not entirely his*. I still think it will be good if they publish the playlist afterword but that may be another matter.
[ed.] *If sometimes it may look all ‘oh, not again’ kind of choice, IS cannot entirely to be blamed.
Last edited by doversoul; 28-06-12 at 11:10.
I do acknowledge the specific difficulties re planning to fill the gap after the end of a live concert.
It only directs the spotlight even more at the indifference of the producers of the afternoon programmes, where four of the five weekday programmes consist of recordings of which the duration is known to the second - but the beginning of a work, and its duration, is given with a margin of 5 or even more minutes.
You could say that 'Night Waves' was filling the gap after the Beethoven quartet!It is ‘to fill the gap before Night Waves’. What else can it be?
It would be useful if it was announced, with an approximate start time, as 'An impromptu selection of music'. And the playlist then published.
If you were actually there at the performance, you would be walking out of the hall and on your way home or off for some refreshment.
So go out to the kitchen and make yourself a cuppa (or investigate the contents of your drinks cabinet)
As the song from Oklahoma goes - " ... a lot of chaplets in a pot of tea!"
NB This post is not actually directed at any one individual but towards all those who have posted their complaints on this thread.
Quite right HS. Anyway, after an enjoyable live concert the last thing I want is more music.