Session for Philip G. W. Henderson

On Sunday 28th October we once again recorded music by the composer Philip Henderson. The music was a suite of movements entitled ‘Sea Voices’ and scored for a string section of 5 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos and a double bass. The recording venue was in Milton Keynes and the sound engineer had rigged the entire recording space with duvets in order to deaden any ambience created by the room.

We started recording just after 10am, with Ben the double bassist located in a separate room with a talkback link and synchronised click track. As the musicians were all excellent sight readers, the session proceeded smoothly and the entire recording was finished by 6pm, with a very happy composer. He had driven down from Leeds earlier in the day so was fatigued by the end but also uplifted by the results!