I appreciate Donald Munro’s recent article (Feb. 8) commenting on the lighting during intermission at the Fresno symphony concert at the Saroyan Theatre. It illustrates that artificial illumination consists of three requirements: safety lighting, task lighting (i.e. basketball or reading a program) and ambiance, which consists of color and quantity, which was misapplied.
A similar misapplication in the aural field would be to play a John Philip Sousa march during the intermission of a performance of “Romeo and Juliet.”
A local lighting fixture vendor advertises that interior lighting sets the impression on entering a building, whether a residence, office or nightclub.