American Idiot Director Michael Mayer On Theatre Sound

During last night's post show discussion of American Idiot, Abe Jacob read a quote from the show's director, Michael Mayer:

"We live in a culture where more and more of the population is connected to what they listen to in their headphones, in a kind of increasingly insular experience. We're used to hearing music in our iPods. It becomes more and more incumbent on a sound designer, especially in new musicals that have contemporary music, to create sound that is familiar enough to replicate the audio experience that people are used to, and yet keep the vitality of the live experience."

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