floor is the artist's musical instrument"
That is how Rob Harari describes his philosophy and approach to tap
dancing. Like an acoustic guitar, the tap instrument can have a hollow
body to give it more resonance. The type of wood and the size of the
boards create a variety of tones. There are brighter instruments with
more pop in the sound which can be heard in amplified situations and
there are instruments with darker tones for a richer sound suitable for
concert hall locations. We use a special microphone technique to
produce the clearest sound possible which can be fed to any recording or
The late Gregory Hines performing in Santa Monica
Andrew Nemr - video shoot "Looking Within"
musical performances have specialized needs for presentation. In
working with Savion Glover, we have designed instruments to act as set
pieces for Barbra Streisand's "Timeless" millenium show and Spike Lee's
"Bamboozled" (check out the desk in Dunwitty's office). If the
production requires some "camouflage", the tap floor is designed in a
way the preserves the feel and grip of the instrument to the artist. In
these applications, the acoustics of the audio reinforcement are
critical and they compliment the visual.
tap floor instrument design services for all production formats
including comprehensive audio design elements. From instruments at
home to your next world tour, our design services will work with you,
and your style.
New York City Tap Festival, 2002
Contact us to see how you can use the latest technology in
Tap to further your art form.