CBSO/Martin Creed Recording

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24 September 2008

JG records Martin Creed’s “Work No 955” performed by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andris Nelsons in Symphony Hall.

When Jonathan Watkins, Director of the IKON Gallery in Birmingham, asked if I would be interested in recording a CBSO performce of Martin Creed’s new work “Work No 955”, I agreed immediately. Having already worked with Martin alongside producer David Cunningham as recording engineer and hardware developer for his Lift Installation at the IKON Gallery, I knew that this would be an interesting engagement.

David Cunningham explained the aesthetic Martin was aiming for and we agreed that a multi-mic setup was required. Our microphone list included twelve high quality Schoeps microphones to capture the full orchestra in the amazing acoustic of Symphony Hall. We used the Hall’s excellent facility for suspending the main microphones to keep their visual impact to a minimum.

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