2016 is off to a busy start, which means all knobs to the hard right position. It also means I keep forgetting to be cold and miserable! Pretty sweet problem to have in Minnesota. Here's what I've been up to in the new year:
My band, William Within, shared a new song called "Amuse Me" by way of an NPR #TinyDeskContest video. We had local advertising veteran Gary Bingner and his colleagues/skilled videographers Dave Dennison and Andrew Hatling shoot the video. It was somewhat of a dream come true to turn our house into a two-story recording complex for the day: control room upstairs, live room downstairs, 100 ft. XLR snake and a screen-sharing laptop connecting the two. It was a lot of work but everything turned out great! Thanks to Gary, Dave and Andrew for their talents and time. Check out the final product and share it around!
I wrapped up a big audiobook project with local poetry publishers Milkweed Editions. I gained a serious appreciation for engineers who do primarily long-format work like this -- the editing process is no joke! Keep an eye on Milkweed's site for the finished books.
I recorded the Tabah Tiny Desk Video in Duluth, the Julian Manzara Quartet at Jazz Central, Tara Loeper's 416 Commissions show at The Cedar Cultural Center, a video mix for folk duet Joseph McQuillan and Charlie Bruber, and I'm five sessions in to the new Grape Whales record.
Hope everyone's 2016 is off to a great start! Cheers!