I'll be uploading the full session soon, but these vaguely BTS videos might be of interest.
I hired a string quartet to do some recording earlier this month, partially for experience with musicians in a smaller context than orchestra and partially because quartets sound fantastic. It was a mix of proper pieces assigned more time and effort, and workshop pieces to be played through a couple of times to see how they sounded live. This is one of the latter. The music was either arranged from my existing repertoire or composed specifically for the session.
I quickly abandoned my notion of getting footage of the entire four hours and concentrated on not being too annoying, but was able to capture some of the workshop later on. Out of focus. how does camera
Going through these files during mixing I was repeatedly amazed at how fast the musicians established and often improved the tone for pieces never before played, whilst dealing with my notation errors (and vague feedback). Even more so for the workshop pieces, which by session standards were breezed through. Truly awesome day that taught me a lot.
The Leos Quartet are, in this lineup:
1st Violin - Caroline Pether
2nd Violin - Charlotte Bonneton
Viola - Jess Tickle
Cello/The Boss - Rachel Shakespeare
Behind the scenes is audiolord Richard Brooker at the desk. This version mixed by me.