The koepelzaal at Huis aan de Werf, Utrecht, provided the first and most theatrical setting for in the room 2: actress I knew during the Soirée des Ateliers: Soirée de Musique. Below is a progression:
1. A sketch of a concept for the zaal. The room would contain six microphones, a screen, a fan, large netting and an accordion structure. Note equipment list on the left, one of many lists written during the making and performances of in the room 2.
2. The empty stage just before our tests and tryouts. Later, the windows would be blocked and fitted with lights running from dimmers.
3. Sound cabling diagram. The floating table was equipped with most of the musical instruments and with six microphones, which was later scaled back to five. A separate "pyramid structure" (stage left) was equipped with the SK-1 sampling keyboard and another microphone.
4. There were many lighting changes during the performance, including a kind of "breathing lights" sequence (consisting of six radically different light designs) toward the end, just before a mirror is slowly raised from behind the video screen, casting an arc of light across the ceiling and the tribune.
5. A freehand lighting diagram. Note floating table on stage right, screen in center, and pyramid on stage left.
5. The raised screen, which was located on the floor, with a test mirror behind it. The final mirror was quite wide, was made out of a big piece of plastic reflective material, and was fitted by our very able technician, Elias, with a wood and styrofoam backing and some handles.
6. The floating table, microphones, "hair" blowing in the wind, projection screen for video, and pyramid with spy camera above. Note the arc of light from the mirror on the floor, later to be raised up at the end of the performance.
7. When the windows are opened, the lights inside quickly die out.