When PARMA first began using streaming to enable remote session attendance, the aim was simple: get the artist in the room when they can’t physically attend a session or event. Today, in a time when social distancing is being encouraged, we’re using our streaming technology to maintain and even build safe connections. We’re bringing music to you and your music to others, no matter where you are or what the circumstance is.
Remote Session Attendance
We’ve expanded our network of recording ensembles around the globe, with the goal of connecting artists to the perfect musicians for their music. In tandem with this, PARMA has developed a remote streaming system. This means composers can watch, listen, and give feedback on their session from virtually anywhere. The full resolution streaming means that artists hear exactly what’s happening in the control room. They can be there without being there.
“The recording session was fantastic, and it was a great experience to be able to not only listen in via the live stream, but to be able to make comments and have input on the process…”
– Composer Lydia Jane Pugh, streaming into New York City from Guernsey, British Isles
Audio streaming options are available at each of our recording locations, from New York City to Zagreb to Athens, and accessing the stream is as simple as clicking a link provided by PARMA. More and more of our studio locations are equipped with video streaming, so composers can see and hear every moment of the session.
“The whole recording session from Zagreb was very special.”
-Mezzo-Soprano Elaine Huckle, streaming into Zagreb from England
What’s Coming Next?
The show must go on, and PARMA is making that happen with digital concerts, which will be accessible to public audiences. Performances in our digital concert series will be announced in the coming days. Informational webinars, like the September 2019 presentation on the process of recording classical music by PARMA’s own Jan Košulič, are also in the works.
BBC Music stated in a recent article that “New music is very much at the heart of what PARMA Recordings is all about.” That will remain true through our adaptations to a changing world. As we release music, share it with the press, and bring it to listeners in new ways, we’re keeping the art and the artists at the heart of everything.
That’s really what it’s all about, after all.