-I live in an ongoing tension between my artistic and technical personalities. this is why i love studio work so much; the simple and sometimes messy expression of human story produced and documented with technical proficiency-
Having been a passionate musician for over 15 years, I long to support those who work to bring unique and valid art to their communities, cities, and countries. Being very thorough and detailed oriented with the gear I use, but also having a love for simple and emotive composition, I live in an ongoing tension between my technical and artistic personalities.
I have had the privilege of working with many great musicians in many different contexts; Touring/live, session work, audio engineering, writing, mixing, producing, scoring, churches, and teaching. Having experienced music in so many contexts has really equipped me with the versatility and perspective I need while recording and producing in the studio.
I love gear and I love people; the technicalities of gear and the complexities of being human.
Why is it that I can be so deeply moved by a simple repetition of chords or melodies? What is it about the sound of certain ambience that calms my soul? Why does a certain combination of rhythms make me want to move my body? Why are certain people drawn to certain 'sounds'?
I believe all of it can be broken down step by step and can be harnessed to support a specific story. When it comes to recording, I am adamant that the key is the harnessing of both gear and soul. Not one or the other. At The Space Studios I rely on my human intuition and emotional sensativity to navigate the story of the music, but the complexities of the gear allows me to have thousands of voices to express that story in a modern, unique, and powerful way.
-My goal as a producer is to bring the two main stories (poetic & harmonic) into alignment to create one clear and cohesive listening experience. My hope is, and will always be, to fast-track the original emotion of the story to the listeners home stereo-
There is usually so much more scientific depth beneath the surface of a sound that can effect you in such a simple human way... ...such as harmonic overtones, reverb algorithms, subtractive synthesis, acoustic resonance etc. Not to mention the complex engineering that went into the gear that allowed you to hear the sounds in the first place. Even the acoustic piano is a very complex harmonic instrument creating a symphony of equally tempered intervals and harmonic overtones. The complexity of how a piano string vibrates and resonates creating an endless number of harmonic overtones is not usually something we are thinking about or even able to hear when we hear someone playing the instrument. No, all this science only assists in our deeper emotional experience when we hear the instrument played.
So in a way we can be emotionally and spiritually effected by sounds that we are not even aware of. This is why I love recording.
-MOST OF THE TIME, BY ALLOWING MYSELF THE FREEDOM TO CREATE AND EXPLORE NEW SOUNDS WHILE RECORDING/PRODUCING AT THE SPACE STUDIOS, I STUMBLE UPON SOMETHING FAR BETTER THAN I ORIGIONALLY INTENDED; SERVING EACH SONG WITH A UNIQUE FLAVOUR-
THE SPACE STUDIOS
The Space Studios is a recording studio I built with some of my closest friends - the Star Captains. It is a very inspired space built with a lot of intention. Pop over to the Space website and read more about it by clicking the button below.