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- 02 Dec 2013
It takes time to get a recording to finish, especially if your engineer has another job. We had to sort through all the pieces, there are many, to get the best take, to hook up various starts and stops of a tune and for me to listen and listen. I ALWAYS loath the recordings when I first hear them. I don't know why that is, but it's uncomfortable. I have to wait for a month before I can clearly hear what we've recorded.
I'm still not happy with the recordings, people needed a conductor and several ...
- 12 Aug 2013
- The recording work began the concert
I hired half the Cape Cod Symphony to record some 15 pieces of mine, most under 5 minutes. It was one hell of a period, I was working round the clock to send each musician corrections to everything, it seemed. Some of it was computer idiocy, the rest was mine. Then there was this long month where I paced and twiddled my thumbs while the groups practiced. Next was the day we recorded at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod.
Beautiful place, lousy sound and piano, but we didn't know, it just worked out that ...
- 08 May 2013
- Time to Talk...or is that write..
Ah the sweet hurry up and wait of life...I remember that from my air Force days. Hurry up and wait. Took me eons of hours to prepare the musicians I'd gathers from the Cape Cod Symphony to rehears and record my chamber music. I figured, if they were symphony musicians and I know the symphony to be good, th4 music would come out good....right? Uhhhhhhh.
Maybe some of it will be good. But I probably made every mistake known to music makers everywhere, except in my head. I think I should have been with ...