The first year and a half in London

Clearly I am not good about news updates as the last one was January 2017!  Since moving to London at that time things have been extremely busy.  Film projects completed since then include: Darkest Hour, Paddington 2, Mary Magdalene, Hippocratic, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, and Sergeant Stubby: An American Hero.  Album projects include: releases for The Cypress String Quartet, The Dover String Quartet, The St Lawrence String Quartet, The San Francisco Symphony, Composer Mark Abel, and re-releases of John William's original soundtracks from Star Wars Episodes I to VI (which itself is an offshoot of a long-term archiving project).

In April both Cecily and I were back in San Francisco for a few days, to record a solo violin piece by John Harbison - which will be part of a forthcoming solo violin release that will also feature works by Elena Ruehr and Anna Weesner.

 Harbison set-up at Skywalker.

Harbison set-up at Skywalker.

Currently I am working on Johnny English Strikes Again with composer Howard Goodall, as well as mixing Stephen Gallagher's score for documentary She Shears.

Later this summer both Cecily and I will be headed to The Banff Arts Centre to record the Castalian Quartet's debut album.

On a side note I have embraced the iPad Pro and the forScore app for sheet music, and am so happy with this solution.  I now have all scores for all current projects in one small package, and no longer have to cart around multiple binders of scores.  At first I was concerned about using it for note taking during sessions, but it works very well. The ability to have multiple layers of notes (recording, editing, mixing, etc...), makes it much easier to read them!  Also after doing a few calculations it seems (surprisingly) that the ipad & pencil will pay for themselves in about eighteen months - in savings from not having to buy so much laser printer toner!

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