Whilst not the sexiest, recording is expensive – especially with Australia’s number one contemporary music sound engineer, Bob Scott at his new studio in Pyrmont.
So far, Bob and I have been into the studio on several occasions to gradually record the tracks on Clairaudient – most recently we were joined by Ensemble Offspring’s clarinettist Jason Noble on Leafcutter, a duo we have performed many times but had never recorded. We just have one session to go now in mid April where we will record Marcus Whale and Tom Smith’s awesome drum, slate and electronics work entitled WORK.
It is so important to me to continue to document the works which I commission and help to create – both to spread the word about this wonderful music (to the listening public as well as students and potentially other percussionists around the world who may be interested in playing Australian music).
It is my aim that this disc, like my four previous discs (Kammerbox ABC Classics, ONE, Flash and Coil, Tall Poppies) will bring listeners pleasure and joy as background music during a special meal or even doing the cleaning! I approach the programming of my releases like a musical journey. They are more than just random tracks. They are hand picked for the listener’s enjoyment, extension and pleasure!
Donations to Clairaudient will be use to cover the recording costs which are extensive. This includes hourly studio hire, hourly sound engineer rates, actual recording, mixing and mastering time, paying collaborators and of course covering the design and pressing of the disc itself. As always with recordings I give my practice, preparation, rehearsal, recording, mixing and mastering time for free as part of my total commitment to the cause.