Again Austria: a Steinway D recording for a fantastic Classical Flügel album (or two). Performer: Anna Zassimova, Program: Scriabin, Liszt, Chopin….; Location: an empty Concert Hall in an empty little village in autumn
We flew to Vienna to work with the amazing Vienna Philharmonic Choir to record their parts for Adam Donen’s “Symphony for a lost Generation”. They are simply awesome – anyone in need of Choir recordings – go there. Big thanks to all the choir members, conductor Walter Zeh, engineer Ulrich Treutwein, and the “S.T.A.L.G.” team. picture by: Mikael Jaeger Jensen
Here is the Hollywood Reporter article about the VR Concert with singer and performer Anderson Paak, Zlaya Loud and I had the honour of recording for Q-Department NYC acting on behalf of VRC (Stephen Spielberg, Robert Stromberg).
This was an exciting and completely new project, creating content for immersive semi-live 360-degree VR environments. Current projects of the VRC company include “The Martian” as VR version. Q-department NYC is known for exceptional music production and sound design.
In two weeks we needed to come up with a way of recording live VR sound in the highest possible quality, and it has not been done before like that. A lot of improvisation, creativity, drawing and writing lists, sourcing and placement of highest spec microphones, set up time lines and delivery to the minute in the shortest of time windows, busy locations and possibly invisible to the camera. It needed high res recording, integrating and synchronising camera four point microphoning, mixing, mastering and delivering over night. Finally all was done to a great success for all.
I am trying out my new Raven MTI virtual console in Silverlake.
We recorded the Lithuanian State Orchestra for Adam Donen’s fundamental “Symphony to a lost Generation” in Vilnius, Lithuania. Deep breath, after conceptualising and planning this is the second of many steps on the path of this enormous task of a project. Marta was my helpful assistant, Anna Zassimova and Adam Donen helped with keeping our eyes/ears to the score. picture by Magnus.
Talking about the Symphony and the Gesamtkunst that will be with Adam Donen and Jim Murray.
I am working on new demo songs with Robbie from The Big Pink and Cameron Mc Vey – cool new stuff for the next album. —– Harderizering it.
Gwyneth Herbert – The Sea Cabinet – Reviews
The Morning Star ***** 5/5: “Simply a triumph”
CryMeATourchSong.com “In its lovingly-produced completeness, this album is a work of art”
Independent **** 4/5 “Recorded by the sea in Aldeburgh, Herbert’s sort-of concept album is changeable as the ocean”
the jazzman: “a spectacular concept album”