Organic Evolution

We are very proud of the design and construction of Manifold Recording, and we’ve shared that pride in many ways.  But nothing is ever perfect because nothing is ever finished.  In the past year experience has taught us what no amount of planning necessarily could, and so some of the folks who helped bring this studio into existence are back, making things a little bit better.

Inside the building we added several new circuits for lighting, including a dedicated circuit for our new 2KW 10″ studio fresnel, which is powerful enough to provide key lighting for a 5-member ensemble (and then some):


Here you can see the dedicated circuit outlet here (plus all the other outlets we added for additional lighting sources): Continue reading “Organic Evolution”

More than a coincidence: Frederic Chiu records at Manifold Recording

When an artist makes a recording at a studio, there is always a coincidence–two things happening at the same time and place.  One is the interpretation and the performance of the artist, the other is the creative capture of that ephemeral performance so that it can be replicated and experienced across time and space, perhaps by people not yet even alive when the recording was made.  But the coincidences we shared with pianist Frederic Chiu this past week went far beyond that.


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