Sept - 2018 UPDATE
Recorded the orchestral arrangements for Michael Buble’s new album - LOVE
Produced by David Foster (Abbey Rd 2 & Angel Studios 1)
Wonderful to spend 8 days in Cologne at producer Ralf Kemper’s excellent Riverside Studios recording music composed by the great Argentian composer and arranger Jorge Calandrelli - piano - Stanislava Stoytcheva & the WDR big band’s clarinettist Andy Miles
Recorded and mixed a soundtrack album for Deutsche Gramophone of Valentin Hadjadj’s music for the award winning film Girl by Lukas Dhont - recorded at British Grove Studios
Produced / edited / mixed new album for HYPERION of Steven Isserlis & Denes Varjon performing Chopin and Schubert (recording engineer Dave Hinitt). Denes played an 1861 Errard Piano - BBC Radio 3 CD of the week - Gramophone CD of the month
Produced and Recorded the Orchestra tracks for Renee's new album
Abbey Rd Studio 2 - BBC Concert Orchestra
Overall album Produced by David Frost - MD - Rob Fisher
Recorded and Mixed 2 new soundtracks composed by Alexandre Desplat for the films KURSK directed by Thomas Vinterberg & THE SISTERS BROTHER directed by Jacques Audiard
Recorded & mixed the orchestra for Bocelli's new album Si - Arrangements by John Metcalfe, Album Produced by Bob Ezrin - recorded Air Studios
Produced & Mixed Sheku's first DECCA CLASSICS album - INSPIRATION - recorded with City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra & Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla (recording engineers - Jonathan Stokes & Neil Hutchinson from Classic Sound & Mark Rogers)
Mixed and help prep Sony’s Cast Album of the Old Vic’s production of Conor Mcpherson’s unique play Girl From the North Country - intergrating Bob Dylan’s songs into a new drama. Magnificent arrangements by Simon Hale who produced the album - recorded by John Barrett all in the room together!
Recorded Composer Kenneth Fuchs masterly new disc of four new concertos with the London Symphony Orchestra
Concertos for Saxophone / Electric Guitar / Piano & Voice
Produced & Mixed the violinist Ray Chen's first album for DECCA CLASSICS - THE GOLDEN AGE
Produced and Mixed Rebecca's debut album for DECCA CLASSICS - MATERNA REQUIEM - recording engineer Mark Rogers
Recorded & edited Renee Fleming with jazz trio singing You'll Never Know for the film Shape of Water produced and arranged by Alexandre Desplat (who won the 2018 Oscar for his music for this film) - full mix and orchestra record by Peter Cobbin
Produced, Recorded & Mixed Blu Ray of The Royal Opera House’s new production of Verdi's OTELLO conducted by Antonio Pappano, starring Jonas Kaufmann - Royal Opera House Orchestra - really wonderful performances.
Produced, Recorded & Mixed the new Blu Ray to the Royal Ballet’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland - composed by Joby Talbot
Produced, Recorded & Mixed Opus Arte’s Blu Ray of the Royal Opera House's new production of La Boheme - conducted by Antonio Pappano
January 2017 - Recorded & Mixed a CD/LP release of a really special album from the great Jazz Pianist Alan Broadbent (played with so many great musicians from Woody Herman to Nelson Riddle) - a 3 movement symphony and arrangements of melodies like Milestones and Coltrane's Naima.
The mighty Rob Mathes produced & arranged this fabulous album of symphonic arrangements of the songs by the ridiculously talented songwriter Albert Hammond. We recorded in studio 1 & 2 at Abbey.
January 2017 - Recorded the Orchestra at Air studios for the new Disneyland Orlando Magic Castle Show
January 2017 - Produced and engineered Sheku's first EP for DECCA CLASSICS
December 2016 - Grammy Nomination for Producing & Engineering Symanowski's opera Król Roger at the Royal Opera House conducted by Antonio Pappano
December 2016 - recorded and mixed some episodes of BBC's Call the Midwife (including the Christmas day special) composed by Maurizio Malagnini - - Bringing a big heart to Sunday evenings on BBC 1 - Maurizio's a great talent & great fun!
November 2016 - Hollie McNish music by Jules Buckley and Chris Wheeler with the Metropole Orchestra - A wonderfully inventive album to be involved with - Hollie's poetry, and the way she reads it coupled with wonderful music that fits around the words like a glove - CHECK.IT.OUT...please...
October 2016 - Gabriel Yared score for the film Si Tu Voyais Son Coeur - Recorded in Studio Ferber, Paris - wonderful...
October 2016 - Mixed the main themes and opening title of the new video game Titanfall 2 video game - epic music composed by Stephen Barton
Sept 2016 - Eric the Stork - Film Score composed by Eric Neveux - Pleasure to mix Eric's terrific and fabulously crazy wall-to-wall score for this really lovely European funded CGI animation.
Sept 2016 - Lang Lang & Herbie Hancock play Rhapsody in Blue. Treat to record this with the London Symphony Orchestra in Studio 1 at Abbey Rd.
Aug 2016 - First ever opera released in Dolby Atmos - Proud of this - Antonio Pappano conducts the Royal Opera House Orchestra in the wonderful coupling of Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci. I produced, recorded and mixed this new Blue Ray - mixed for Dolby Atmos in Studio 3 at Abbey Road. When I record at the opera house there are 12 microphones hung from the roof, spread across the auditorium which, in Atmos, can be panned discretely above your head and creates a much more immersive and subtle sound space - perfect for live opera . In 5.1 musical details compete for space, particularly in the large tuttis - Not any more folks!
July 2016 - Mixed new surround sound album for Detroit Techno Pioneer Jeff Mills - Fabulously inventive one hour work reinterpreting the planets and our solar system 100 years after Holst incorporating all the new discoveries in the language of music.
June 2016 - Recorded & Mixed the music for the opening ceremony for the new Disneyland in Shangahi - Music composed by Tan Dun, performed by the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra...fabulous experience.
May 2016 - New John Wilson Album live at the Royal Albert Hall - band on fizzing form...
April 2016 - BBC Music Magazine Record of the Year - Loved working on Aida in the audio world separated from the staging..
March 2016 - International Opera Awards - Three of my projects are nominated. In the DVD category I Produced & Engineered two operas, Symanowski's magnificent Krol Roger (seriously, check out the first ten minutes...) and Puccini's Manon Lescaut with Jonas Kaufmann and Kristine Opolais for the Royal Opera House, both conducted by Tony Pappano. In the CD category I recorded and mixed the new Warner Classics recording of Aida in Rome with Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia.
February 16th 2016 - The Grammys - Yey! Two projects won - Recorded & Mixed the live album at Wigmore Hall with Joyce Didonato & Tony Pappano for Warner Classics & Recorded the strings for Eliane Elias' album Made in Brazil (arranged by Rob Mathes).
January 15th 2016 - The Times - 3 album reviews. Produced & Engineered Milos' new album of Beatles arrangements. Also reviewed are Janine's album I recorded & mixed for DECCA (the Brahms) and Beatrice Rana's new album for Warner Classics.
November 2015 - Latin Grammys - Classical CD of the year
Thrilled Gabbi won for an album I produced and recorded with her in Costa Rica. She is a huge talent with a huge heart - and this CD has her first orchestral work, Ex Patria, a deeply personal and political lament for her home country, Venezuela.