MANFIO Posted March 8, 2017 Report Share Posted March 8, 2017 How objective is projection? Of course that some instruments project more than others, but its evaluation seems to be a bit subjective too. I've seen tests in wich a cigar box projected as well as a fine instrument, perhaps because of the player's ability to make the instruments sound and project (of course the player was having a bad time playing the bad instrument). So, perhaps projection is not dependant only on the instrument, but also on the player. The other problem is that the musician can't play and listen to the instrument at the same time (ubiquity is still impossible in the present state of the art), so he will have to have another player to assess projection. It seems also that projection will depend on the room, I remember Uto Ughi testing his Strad and Del Gesù prior to play a concert to decide which one he was going to play, and he decided that alone. At that time he did that in every room he was going to play. If I am not wrong, Melvin mentioned here that Vengerov was not able to make del Gesú's Cannon/Paganini project in a recital some years ago. I also remember Roberto Dias playing about 30 or more violas in the Viola Congress in Cincinnatti and he made all of them sound about the same. On the other hand most of the top players I've met made no point about the necessity of the "concert room test". It is said that the best way to evaluate projection is putting the instrument in competition with a piano or other instruments, but that is rarely done in such tests. So, how objetive is projection? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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