As more studios safely reopen stateside, we’re back at work with old friends, new artists, and excellent music.
In early July, we spent a few days at Futura Productions recording solo and chamber music with PARMA Senior Producer Brad Michel and Futura’s owner and sound engineer John Weston. We started off recording Kenneth A. Kuhn’s chamber music with clarinetist Amy Advocat, pianist Yoko Hagino, and violinist Gabriela Diaz, for a pair of works with Kuhn. Following his session, we recorded music for composer Karen Tarlow with pianist Randall Hodgkinson.
“Randall’s preparation, musicianship, technical prowess and good nature just blew me away. He seems to have enjoyed Toccata P. and the collaborative process as much as I did. We all had fun.” – Karen Tarlow
Brad Michel of PARMA Recordings
A few days later, we hosted sessions just a few states away from the HQ. In Pennsylvania, we teamed up with longtime PARMA musicians, cellist Ovidiu Marinescu and pianist Anna Kislitsyna, to record chamber and solo cello works at Morningstar Studios. Together, we brought to life the works of composers Pierre Schroeder, Christian Paterniti, Matthew Hetz, and Timothy Kramer, towards an upcoming album.
“After the session yesterday with Brad, I feel I am in good hands, and very good ears.” – Matthew Hetz
Pianist Anna Kislitsyna
We wrapped July back in Boston at Futura with composer Marvin Carlton. Together with cellist Stephen Marotto, pianist Yoko Hagino, and soprano Aliana de la Guardia, we recorded Carlton’s song cycle, towards an upcoming release.
“I am a very blessed person/composer. Today we finished the third of four recording sessions for my song cycle “Chamber Music”. It was a thrilling experience. The Mezzo is Aliana de la Guardia, and she is amazing. If you have never heard this voice, you need to find a recording and listen….or better yet, buy a copy of the recording of my piece when it becomes available. Thank you PARMA Recordings for connecting us for this recording. I feel incredibly blessed.” – Marvin Carlton
Pianist Yoko Hagino
As the summer heads into its final weeks, we’re full steam ahead towards the next round of recording projects.
For a list of ways we are keeping our team and artists safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit our June sessions blog post: https://www.parmarecordings.com/june-recording-sessions-recap/