Album works and writing for Britten Sinfonia

Posted By on September 11, 2013 in blablabla |

photo by J.Skalleberg

Amper Tone’s Neve – photo by J.Skalleberg

 

These days I am quite happy having finished writing, rehearsing, and playing two different commissioned concerts this summer and starting the process of recording Pale Horses’ first album.
We just spent a few days in one of Norway’s absolutely finest studios, Amper Tone, in Oslo, where we laid down massive amounts of material in just a few days. I love working in a super effective environment, and with their super sounding Neve desk, great rooms and mics, and above all – the great technician Johnny Skalleberg, the flow was beyond any production I’ve ever been involved in for sure. The rough mixes allready sound beyond where I thought this music would go taken into the studio environment.
I really cant wait to dig into this material again!

Also this autumn I will be writing another commission. This time it’s all about “the matriarch…” and beyond, but with eight string players from the Britten Sinfonia in London!
The piece is a commission from Connexions/NJS in Norway and will be performed in Oslo (Nasjonal Jazzscene) on the 13th of December and in London on the 14th (Shoreditch Church).
I am so exited about this!!

But first of all; Pale Horses playing in Oslo on Friday, playing with Jan Bang, Arve Henriksen and Ingar Zach on Saturday (also Oslo), then with SUPERSILENT in Frankfurt (D), Tilburg and Veere (NL) next week. After that I’ll be hanging out in Berlin a bit, so if anybody has any hot tips let me know!

-s