since I sat down to write this. There is just so much other stuff to do.
At the end of last year I was in Cambridge, working in the Chapel at Girton College. There were four very talented young brass players performing solo pieces by Malcolm Arnold for the Wallace Collection label. They were a pleasure to work with.
At the moment I am recording the music (written by Andrew Powell) for a new Italian film. The Grotrian Steinveg piano is sounding good in the old barn. Also been working with Jon Kelly on a library project - partly at his London studio in Tile Yard and partly here.
The photo below is an old Ambisonics B format decoder I unearthed- must find something to try it out on!
Back at British Grove for a day with the Philharmonia and a day with rock brass and backing singers. I had a lovely time with wonderful musicians and a treasure trove of microphones.
Editing for The Wallace Collection and some Brahms violin and piano sonatas is keeping me fairly busy now, and getting to grips with the new ProTools/Radar24 set up.
Working on the rehearsal in the wonderfully restored Roma Theatre in Antwerp at the end of December. There is a full orchestra behind the screen and huge Angel statue at the back of the stage. I was mixing the orchestra in a truck outside on a Stagetec Aurus desk with Raf De Clercq doing a lovely job mixing the band.
Just been sent a new CD of music by Peter Maxwell Davies called "Music for Brass" performed by The Wallace Collection which I recorded years ago, mainly in St Marylebone Church. Nimbus have recently released this collection of pieces by Max including first recordings of the Brass Quintet and arrangements of Tallis' Four Voluntaries.
The playing is, as always, amazing. John Wallace, John Miller, Paul Gardham, Simon Gunton and Robin Haggart sound wonderful.
We had a busy weekend in Cambridge with the Wallace Collection and Markus Stockhausen. The Kings College Chapel seems an unlikely venue for Electronics Concerts but it worked amazingly well.