Composer Benjamin Gribble created the commissioned work for twelve grand pianos. Stanford University Symphony Orchestra Music Director Paul Phillips conducted the piano choir in this one-of-a-kind performance, in front of a sold out crowd of over a thousand. The event was produced by Dean Mermell of Sunset Piano, assisted by Mauro ffortissimo. Live sound engineer Todd Nelson nailed the difficult job of providing sound reinforcement for the event, while cinematographer Frazer Bradshaw filmed the event (including a drone camera) for an upcoming documentary.And it was a lovely day in GGP.
Artistic Director: Shulamit Hoffmann conducting Viva la Musica! in a 2020 performance of works by Dan Forrest, W. A. Mozart, René Carlos Ochoa, and Evan Mack See it on Youtube
|Miles Graber Trio||Dvorak (extract)||Strings|
|Santa Rosa Symphony||Symphony||Wells Fargo CPA|
|California Bach Society||Choral, Early Music||St. Marks|
|Vukani Mawethu||Choral, a cappella modern||La Peña|
|Molly Axtmann||Solo Piano||Molly's Living Room|
|Reilly and Maloney||Folk Duo||Freight and Salvage|
|Tom Rigney||Cajun Blues||Ashkenaz|
|Eric Andersen||Singer/Songwriter||Freight and Salvage|
|Box Set||Folk Duo||Noe Valley Ministry|
|Jemimah Puddleduck||Blues Rock||Great American Music Hall|
|Dave Nachmanoff||Celtic Guitar||The Palms|
|Invisible Ensemble||Film Score (extract)||8 piece Orchestra|
|W.D. Amaradeva||Sri Lankan Sinhala||San Mateo PAC|
|Celtic Elvis||Folk Satire||Strings|
|Sourdough Slim||Cowboy Jazz||The Palms|
|Lorin Rowan Trio||Violin Guitar Cello||Living Room|
The latest CD from indie favorites Box Set, "One Night Live", was recorded at the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley by Wildplum's Paul Tumolo. The CD is available from Box Set Band; downloads are on both CDBaby and iTunes. Listen to a sample YouTube
"One of the best sounding live recordings that I've heard in a long time."- Rosalie Howarth, KFOG Acoustic Sunrise
NO DEPRESSION review says: "One Night Live" offers a splendid set of seventeen songs."
Wildplum offers a remote, on-location, professional recording service dedicated to capturing the sound you want anywhere you want it. We bring the highest quality studio equipment to the remote location, together with a sound understanding of how to go about recording on location. Whether you are a singer/songwriter, a symphony orchestra, a jazz trio, a rock band, or a classical chamber ensemble; you can make a recording anywhere you feel comfortable- at a concert or other gig, in a church, in a rented cabin at Tahoe, in a great sounding room in a home, even in an open field!
Remote recordings of exceptionally high quality are achieved by knowledgeable techs using only top equipment, meticulously maintained. Our equipment selections, as well as our approach to recording, where developed specifically with remote recording as the primary focus of our recording activities.
In reviewing Sourdough Slim's Swingin' at the Palms , the Western Music Advocate had this to say: "The fact that it was recorded at the Palms in California, before a 'live' audience, gives listeners the feeling of being there. 'Live' recordings are hard to engineer, but this one is done with exceptional skill. A tip of the old sombrero to [Wildplum] engineer Paul Tumolo!"
Want to see what a music video sounds like? Check out Jonathan Coulton's "Best. Concert. Ever." Jonathan Coulton on YouTube. Wildplum did the audio recording for this concert at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. Or watch the Miles Graber Piano Quartet, recorded at Strings in Emeryville.
Recognizing that it is the performance that is the most important part of any recording, we know how to record unobtrusively. We seek to make the musicians as comfortable as possible during the recording process. Our client-centered service goes the extra mile, leaving you free to do your thing. Revel in the excitement and spontaneity that only a live audience can provide, or simply take the studio drudgery out of your next record and do it somewhere where you can kick back and be free to create your music, your way. Be it in front of a fireplace or a live audience, Wildplum can capture the magic that sets your music apart.
Our large equipment list allows us to match the right gear to the recording requirements. Microphones from DPA, Bruel and Kjaer, Neumann, Soundelux, AKG, etc.; Mellennia, API, Neve and Demeter pre amps; Apogee and Mytek converters; redundant recording systems; Pro Tools; UPS power; fully transformer isolated splitter; intercom system; and time code generator. It's a real system operated by real engineers who know about microphone placement and crowd-micing.
Reilly & Maloney at the Freight & Salvage during the recording of the CD Brighter Light
Sourdough Slim in Davis, CA, Swingin' at the Palms