Last Monday we spent the entire day recording the music by Gareth Dicks, a composer of musicals who is producing an album of his own work. The recording session took place at Fit Dog Studios which is located in the picturesque village of Gayton in Northamptonshire.
Fit Dog is run by the husband and wife team of Chris and Louise Furner (Chris being the engineer on the premesis). The live room has a fresh, airy feel with plenty of natural light which is a helpful characteristic when recording for several hours in a day.
Gareth’s music was scored for different combinations of string section instruments – violins, violas and cello (sometimes as solo instruments and sometimes as a small string ensemble). After a full day of recording the strings we eventually left as the wind section were arriving to add flute, bassoon and french horn parts. We hope to return to Fit Dog in the near future and wish Gareth well with his work.