Recently I recorded a couple works by the Australian composer and author, Jeremy Dickey. I am currently working with Jeremy on recording a full length CD of these works and have been having a lot of pleasure working with the composer on bringing these works to life.
Jeremy and I have known each other for a long time now and first met at one of the increasingly popular soirees that Ron Payne regularly hosts in Kew. Many of Australia’s young guitarists have learned with Ron Payne, most notably Slava Grigoryan, and these soirees are a great meeting place for Melbourne’s young talent. Ron regularly invites guest teachers to perform at these soirees and give small masterclasses to his students. Nicole Rogers, author of the very popular blog Classical Guitar N’ Stuff, also frequents these events!
It was after hearing me play at one of these soirees many years ago that Jeremy asked me to record a CD of his works. Since that time Jeremy and I have been working closely on bringing them to fruition!
It was only recently that I was asked by David Wilkinson if I could help him make a series of recordings for his study at the SAE in Melbourne. As part of his final project David built a pair of microphones in order to compare and contrast them with a pair of ‘professionally made’ (read: very expensive) microphones. What you can hear below is the result!
These tracks were recorded using the microphones that David Wilkinson built himself. Pretty good, I’d say!
David Wilkinson is an audio engineer for Old Skool Audio on the Mornington Peninsula in Melbourne. If you’re interested in recording with him please get in contact with me here!