the orchestra has just finished a performance (or a rehearsal). an individual leaves the orchestra rehearsal room (or church), where he has just performed as part of a group. he wants to seek solitude to practice on his own. he picks up his cello, leaves the band room through the public atrium, walks down the stairs through multipurpose room,  steps outside into one of the courtyards, and finally into a practice room. along his journey, he notices that the sound has drastically dampened. he removed himself from the collective agenda of the orchestra, and entered his own individual reality. his close proximity to other musicians who have also removed themselves from the orchestra allows him the opportunity to open a window, face the courtyard, and be aware that although he is alone, he is still among others who, like him, are part of something greater.

it does not matter if this journey to partial solitude begins in the church (after a performance) or in the orchestra rehearsal room. although these spaces are visually and programatically different, they are aurally (both in the sense of sound and in terms of the presence of a collective energy) analogous.

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