I was recently featured on the Philadelphia Jazz Project’s website for a series called “Behind the Sounds.” It includes interviews with a handful of audio engineers who do a lot of work in the local jazz scene. I’m incredibly honored to be included, and have a tremendous amount of respect for the PJP and all that they do. Check out the full interview here.
I’ve been doing a lot of stuff over at Forge lately, and am really excited to coordinate a new event happening at the studio. I thought it would be cool for many people, mostly those unfamiliar with professional recording studios, to experience a concert in the studio environment. It’s such a different vibe and atmosphere as compared to a live venue, and everything is under the microscope.
So, Forge be opening up the studio for the public to sit in on a real session. Audience members can either sit in the control room, behind the large mixing console, or in the live room with the musicians. Those in the live room will have the option to be on headphones during the performance, where they will actually be able to mix their own version of the show. Live. Not only that, but everyone in attendance gets a digital download of the concert.
Our first in-studio concert will be with the great Steve Giordano and his Organic Trio. We’ll be able to utilize the excellent Hammond Organ and Leslie already at the studio. I can’t wait to hear what the trio does in the space.
Tickets are available here.
Here’s another attempt at getting my website caught up with recent activities. Before the AlyCat tour in October, we decided to shoot another music video. Intended as a companion piece to our last venture, we used nearly the same crew, and went for a similarly quirky vibe. We once again enlisting the talents of puppet master, Jake Bradbury, and, while the plot was conceived by the band, Dom Hilton fleshed out (suctioned out?) the idea, which wouldn’t be complete without movie references (you can spot allusions to Spinal Tap and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea). The result is a distorted view on an overbearing lover. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.