Wow – I haven’t written for a long time – however, I think I’ll be doing more because while I was cleaning up my home office, I found a number of cassette tapes to which I’ve been hanging for an even longer time.
I’ve been incredibly fortunate to perform with a number of very excellent ensembles over the years. I found recordings dating back to when I I first started singing at Pasadena City College in 1976-78 – I’m going to be sharing them here in my blog so the folks can get access to them as I can convert them from tape to digital.
So, I’ll try to reduce the noise, and do some of the usual mastering activities. We’ll see how successful I am at that, it will be a learning experience for me. With the first one, I haven’t done any noise reduction of mastering, it’s just right off the tape, so you’ll hear some tape hiss. Also, as I recall, the recording was done by some pretty crummy omnidirectional mics (and I seem to remember that it was recorded on reel-to-reel, so this cassette might be a copy of that). This is a recording from 1978 of the first movement of Trois Chanson by Henk Badings performed by the Pasadena City College Chamber Singers, conducted by Bill Hatcher who inspired me greatly and accompanied by the amazing Twyla Meyer.
Here you go: La Nuit En Mer