photo: Kühn Choir of Prague

There are many moving parts in a recording session, from the musician’s point of view all the way to the mixing board, but what happens when the red light goes off? Read on for an inside look at our projects in post production and our latest choral sessions with the Kühn Choir of Prague.

Choral Sessions with Kühn Choir

The team assembled at Prague’s Korunní Chapel with the Kühn Choir this month to record two new works from composers Christopher Hoh and John Partridge, who attended the session in person to see his work come to life. Both works will be released on a full Navona Records album of sacred choral music in stereo and Dolby Atmos immersive audio.

Inside the world of Audio and Video Post Production

Our past production recaps have shown the many voices that work in harmony to produce a successful session. Beyond the studio, the PARMA production team places their captured media under the microscope, fine-tuning the smallest details and reaching for perfection before taking it to the finish line.

Bellingrath Gardens

This month, the production team dialed into video captured from Bellingrath Gardens in Mobile County AL for Carl Vollrath’s symphonic suite by the same name. Featuring original artistic footage and drone-capture aerial views from the 65-acre public garden paired with music performed by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and live video clips of the ensemble, the full video will soon be available to view via the PARMA Recordings Youtube channel.

Bellingrath Gardens, AL

Benda Quartet Visual Album

As editing wrapped up on Vollrath’s production, the team shifted gears and began working on the media captured from their recent session at the historic Důl Michal mine, where they produced footage for the Benda Quartet’s upcoming visual album with Navona Records.

With a celebrated string quartet dressed to the nines and a striking industrial backdrop, the team had a purely authentic and artistic production to work with, and the final result will soon be available for viewers around the world to witness.

Benda Quartet during a recording session at Důl Michal mine

Fine Tuning Audio

Multiple new audio projects transitioned into the post production process this month as well, namely the featured works on an upcoming Navona Records release with Sphinx MPower Grant recipients Thomas Mesa and Michelle Cann, and the world premiere recording of Chick Corea’s Concerto for Trombone, featuring New York Philharmonic principal trombonist Joseph Alessi.

Joseph Alessi, trombone | credit Benjamin Maas

Additionally, audio captured from last month’s sessions in Paris and Brno with composer Antonio Juan Marcos entered the post production phase. These works featured world class soloists Maïlys de Villoutreys and Alejandro Gabor along with the Brno Contemporary Orchestra and Ensemble Almaviva.