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Faculty of Music


This class will combine discussion and practical experiments as we consider what effect the process of recording has on the performances that are captured, and what changes a performer has to make to achieve a successful recording. It is an oft-repeated axiom that recordings are not the same thing as live performances, but comparatively little is known about what actually happens behind the closed doors of a recording studio.

Amy holds academic posts at the Royal Academy of Music and King’s College London, where her research and teaching interests revolve around subjects involving performance style, recording practices, and ethnographic approaches to classical music-making.

Andrew studied music and sound recording at the University of Surrey and before arriving at RAM spent 20 years working in classical music recording. He has worked with leading orchestras and conductors including Paul Daniel, Vasily Petrenko and Neeme Järvi.

4 places available for participants who will need to prepare 3 minutes of music.

There are 15 places for observers.

To apply to participate or to book your place as an observer please email Chloe Davidson as soon as possible.

Thursday, 3 February, 2022 - 14:00 to 17:00
Event location: 
Recital Room, Faculty of Music