Gustav Mahler, Symphony No. 6 in A minor (“Tragic”) – I. Allegro energico, ma non troppo (excerpt)
This recording features the 2016 National Repertory Orchestra, guest conducted by Michael Stern of the Kansas City Symphony. For the past two years, I have worked in the summers for the National Repertory Orchestra, first as the Production, Operations, and Recording Intern and this summer as the Recording Engineer. During the eight-week summer season, the auditioned orchestra comprised of talented young musicians under the age of twenty-eight performs concerts at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge and other locations throughout Colorado. I recorded, edited, mixed, and mastered all seventeen concerts performed at the Riverwalk Center, including this one of Mahler’s Symphony No. 6.
Claude Debussy, Violin Sonata in G minor – I. Allegro vivo
I recorded this sonata with violinist Madalyn Parnas and pianist Andreas Ioannides in Indiana University’s Auer Hall with David Dzubay producing in the spring of 2015. I did the recording, editing, and mixing for the piece, including making the editing decisions. I entered an earlier mix of the piece in the Traditional Acoustic category of the Student Recording Competition at the 139th Audio Engineering Society Convention in New York, for which I was one of three finalists and earned Honorable Mention.
Bronson DeLeon, Jia Wei, directors; Kimberly Osberg, composer, Bassline
This score was recorded in the spring of 2015 in Indiana University’s Ford-Crawford Hall as part of Double Exposure, a university-sponsored project where students from the Media School and the Jacobs School of Music collaborate together to create short films, compose original scores for those films, and record the scores with a live orchestra. This film score is one of two that I recorded, edited, and mixed.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Così fan tutte – Act I, Scene 6: Trio “Soave sia il vento”
In this excerpt of Mozart’s opera Così fan tutte, the sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella sorrowfully wish their fiancées safe travel as they head to war – or so they believe. The scheming Don Alfonso, who has faked their departure in an attempt to prove that all women are fickle, joins the sisters for an especially poignant and tender moment in a mostly comic opera. This is an excerpt from a live performance of the opera at the Indiana University Musical Arts Center conducted by Arthur Fagen on February 5, 2016. I originally mixed this performance live, which was livestreamed along with the video. I later remixed this selection.
Aaron Travers, Dark Zone (excerpt)
This composition by Jacobs School of Music Professor Aaron Travers is meant to evoke the phenomenon of bioluminescence in the extreme depths of the ocean known as the “dark zone.” I recorded, edited, and mixed the piece in the fall of 2015. The recording will be paired with a custom made video and played in art galleries in the near future.
Peter John, Clock Trees – II. The Wandering Dune (excerpt)
This is an excerpt from a recording session I did with the exceptional musicians Peter John and sisters Madalyn and Cicely Parnas. The recording is the first session recording of Peter John’s composition Clock Trees and was recorded in Indiana University’s Auer Hall in the fall of 2015. In addition to the recording, I also made the editing decisions, edited, and mixed the work.
The Brands, All in My Head
I recorded this song in the fall of 2015 in the Indiana University Musical Arts Center’s Studio 405. The session was originally mixed in 5.1 for a surround sound audio class, but I remixed it in the spring of 2016 for stereo.