Recorded a lovely concert from the Faust Quartet with Simone Roggen (1st), Annina Wöhrle (2nd), Ada Meinich (Viola), Birgit Boehme (Cello). The concert was held at St George’s Presbyterian Church in Takapuna. The programme consisted of Janacek’s Quartet No. 2 “Intimate Letters”, Dvorak’s “Love Songs for String Quartet” and Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet in B minor featuring Dimitri Askenazy.
A fun gig recording the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra in the Wigram Airforce Museum. Basically a big aircraft hanger with three planes removed to make way for a stage and audience seating. The purpose of the gig was to record Anthony Ritchie’s 4th Symphony – based on the 14th stations of the cross. Fantastic piece – very emotional – especially with Jenny Wollerman’s lovely soprano voice. We recorded the rehearsal on Saturday morning (22nd Feb) and the concert on Saturday night. Then had a 3 hour recording session on the Sunday. The recording will be released on Atoll in the near future.
Recorded Viva Voce’s 1st subscription concert at the Auckland Town Hall Concert Chamber. Always a bit of a challenge recording a performance that you’re also singing in – but once I press the record button I can actually forget about the recording and just focus on the singing. It helps to have been able to monitor levels during rehearsal – so I am always able to leave enough headroom.
Just finished 2 days recording the Estrella Piano Quartet at the School of Music Theatre with Stephen De Pledge (producer). Thanks to Lorelle McNaughton, Cindy Tsao, Judy Lee and Somi Kim for all the hard work. Great players and great NZ composers – Ballard, de Castro-Robinson, Farr, Hamilton, Holmes, Rimmer.
Recording the music (performed by the Auckland Phil) for NZ Ballet’s production of Giselle at the Aotea Centre. Video recording and audio post-production to be done by Digital Post. This for a for a documentary film on the NZ Ballet to be directed by Toa Fraser – see http://www.nzballet.org.nz/news/news/giselle-leaps-between-stage-and-silver-screen/
Recorded Viva Voce’s semi-staged performance of Handel’s Solomon in Auckland Town Hall’s Great Hall. Directed by John Rosser. Filmed by Patrick McGlashan and Courtney Ramsdale.
Live recording of Auckland Youth Orchestra’s concert at the Auckland Town Hall. Musical Director Antun Poljanich.