The last two weeks have been spent recording and mixing the sound track for the Flowing Waters dramatic production to be performed at the Hamilton Arts Festival in Feb 2018. It was a joy to work with Janet Jennings the composer as we recorded Voices NZ under Karen Grylls at the Auckland University Music School; and to then mix these recordings with an astonishing orchestral rendering of Janet’s composition produced by Teresa Conners and James Maxwell. It has been a lot of fun and I am looking forward to hearing feedback about the live performances.
Here is the description of the show from the Arts Festival web site:
A theatrical event by Witi Ihimaera, Tom Roa and Janet Jennings.
A Hamilton première for a Waikato story. Singing, acting, kapa haka, film and dance come together in a ground-breaking and dazzling musical drama, written and produced specially for the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival 2018. Flowing Water tells the epic story of the Waikato River and all the peoples nurtured by the river – Māori, Pakeha and later migrants in a landmark production supported by Tainui. The Maori scenes have been devised by Tom Roa. Directed by John Drummond, the thrilling première features a large cast of leading performers with strong local links. Acclaimed writer Witi Ihimaera wraps his magic around the story of the Waikato River and brings it to life for family and friends to enjoy. “The story of the Waikato River,” he says, “is the story of New Zealand. We are proud to put the Waikato at the forefront of our country’s history.”
Completed post-production of Dalewool’s new CD “Sunday Bandstand”.
Audition session with Shelagh reviewing edits of Diocesan recordings for CD release.
Completed fixing some issues with the stereo master version of the NZSO Pictures at an Exhibition we recorded for Naxos back in 2012.
A relaxing hour spent auditioning a work-in-progress CD master of Atoll’s pending release of Gillian Whitehead’s Alice.
Completed mastering of the off-stage chorus for Opera NZ’s production of the Flying Dutchman. The chorus now sound suitably ghostly after the application of some subtle effects. Looking forward to going to the Auckland performance on Saturday 12th October.
Completion of editing, mixing and mastering of the Estrella Piano Quartet CD “Tui”.
After many hours of post-production work the Pohádka Trio’s CD of Boëllmann and Piazzolla is complete. Thanks to Petr, Lisa and Shyam for their attention to detail and some fun editing sessions.
19th August to 5th September 2011
Editing, mixing and mastering of Rugby World Cup opening ceremony music with Victoria Kelly. Stereo mix and stems produced for replay at Eden Park (61,000 people) and 5.1 surround mix for television broadcast (to 1 billion people!). Stems and surround mixes delivered to Chris Burt of Inside Track who mixed in the Sound Effects (by Tim Prebble) and output final stems and broadcast 5.1 and LtRt formats. Thanks to Simon Gooding from York St Studios for assistance with the mix.
5th to 10th June 2011
Mixing, editing and mastering of RWC anthems for delivery to Graham Kennedy at Radio NZ who would then combine with the NZSO accompaniment.
Post production of an audition CD for bassoonist Ben Hoadley.
Completed production of Hope is our Song CD for the New Zealand Hymnbook Trust. Recorded, edited, mixed and mastered using Sequoia 11.
mixing concert recordings of APO and organist Thomas Trotter on the refurbished Auckland Town Hall organ held on 25th and 27th March 2010 for producer Wayne Laird.