In the recording studio, I’ve always relied on a producer to be my extra set of ears and coach—listening to my playing as it sounds to the microphone and giving me objective feedback, encouragement and challenge. Since recording is a process I greatly enjoy, I also like being in the role of producer to help artists realize their vision in the studio.
Recently, I had the privilege and pleasure of working in the studio as producer for pianist Frederic Chiu. Frederic is a consummate artist—not only a virtuoso pianist, but a visionary who thinks about and hears music on a profound level. When Frederic first told me about this project, I was captivated by his vision. It was soon apparent to me how and where this recording should take place. Manifold Recording studio is wonderfully aligned with Frederic’s vision for “Hymns and Dervishes.”
The opportunity to perform or to teach live online is growing daily. Whether a glimpse into a world-class recording studio/session, taking music lessons online or hearing a concert, live music is happening within our grasp constantly.
Author: Philip Amalong | Pianist, Recording Artist, Producer, Educator, Online Music
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