Here's a blog where I'll be writing up some words that might be of interest. General topics will include composition, music tech, upcoming projects and general updates on what's occurin'.
After losing Monday to the end of a wonderful weekend away, it’s been a rushed week trying to fit everything in. The main things this week have been more of a focus on “Little Shop of Horrors”, preparing to accompany for upcoming ABRSM exams and spare time being used for more web development.Read more
While MD'ing for the Concept Players's production of Evita I was met with an unexpected challenge; how to use backing tracks during a live musical. As we were using the 9-part orchestration, rather than the 18-part one, the Really Useful Group provided us with backing tracks of all the missing instruments, which the band would need a click track to play against to support the singers. The click tracks provided where stereo files - one channel backing track, one channel click. We were also provided with individual stems of each instrument in case we wanted to mix in a more venue-specific manner, though these weren’t necessary.Read more
This week’s largely been based around Footloose, the Clod Ensemble and trying to do more with Django:Read more
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