Not an entirely uneventful day...
Where do I start? At this point Helene and Prometheus are a juggle, but Prometheus is obviously the bulk of the tasks. We also have to keep the web site development part going, and as I Googgled SUPERKONTRAST I find this:SUPERKONTRAST (what they really think about CINERAMAX)
I laughed and cried, how emotions run... Every single aspect of my persona is scrutinized and dumped on therein. Anyways the thread kept me up late last night, and we have a very tight schedule to finish the "Voice of God".
We were hoping to have had that done by last Friday and we need to move on to other things so we started early this morning installing the speaker baffle boxes that convert a rear ported esotar design to a slot loaded front firing in-ceiling. I predict it is going to sound celestial.
Meanwhile we noticed that a cherry picker had been hauling huge boxes to the third floor. The CINEMATECH ESPADA CHAIRS.
"Today?, during this construction? " Yes the top italian VP ordered that all the chairs be positioned for an inspection from the Architect.
We continued fitting the boxes which was a PAIN TO LINEUP WITH THE EXISTING CONDUIT, ETC ETC.
At one point the entire upper brass speaking 100% Italian walked into the room and asked me what I was doing, we demonstrated the design of the boxes to the owner, he asked if it would work, and I said yes, it is the "voice of god", he nodded.
Meanwhile I was asked to stop, nevermind that I had commissioned the cabinet worker and his assistant to put the speker boxes. The architect was here. I asked foir 3 hours and got 1/2 hour to clear the space for the chairs.
The owner and architect discuss hallway clearances. The rear divan is discussed, the architect explains that traditional form and function demds that the sofa be 160cm deep, we barely have 140 cm not counting the 10 inches of the rpg refractor panels, we decide to cut the refractor panels in half and make the divan 140cm deep.
The architect like all great designers has great conviction in his ideas that during the design construction phases have clashed with MY ideas of what works ergonomically best, I am as accommodating as possible but if I see that something will be greatly sacrificed I let it know. Suffice is to say thet there were three things that I told the owner to do that he agreed with me, that did not sit well with the architect. At the end of the day, and after some very spirited and dramatic shows of emotions on the part of the Peninsular Brass, some compromises were made
The architect is a ****ing genious, I was able to take a snaphot of his handmade sketch. The wing shaped armoires on the side are not only a show stopper they are acoustical too.
At least one thing impressed the architect, the D-BOX
When we explained to him that the whole "pavimento" would move with the "Film" he said. "Esso si me piace"
Italian design at it's highest meets maximum MTF. What a day!
Some of my critics are right. I don't give a damn of what they think, this is taking an artform to it's highest plateau, they should stay on the sidelines, shut up, and learn.