Music gets a modern boost to make tradition more enjoyable
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
It won’t be insider politics that glances off the Whispering Gallery walls tonight during the 74th annual Capitol Caroling event.
Thanks to technological advances, a wireless microphone will capture the resonant echo of strings, brass, woodwinds and voices as they rise from the first-floor Rotunda to the fifth-floor ceiling.
From monstrous reel-to-reel tape to a tiny flash card — such evolutions in recording devices have been welcomed by Steve Morse and Dan Yeager, who have helped provide the sounds of Capitol Caroling to listeners for more than 20 years.