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Luke Jackson: This Life (in the studio with Robert Kirby)

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Published on Apr 1, 2009

Recording session for the string parts of the song "This Life" from Luke Jackson's album "...And Then Some" at the Aerosol Grey Machine recording studio in Sweden. Robert Kirby conducts the October 2nd strings - nine players from Malmö's Opera Orchestra. Christoffer Lundquist is producing.

From Luke's recording blog:

Introductions out of the way and we were soon assembled in the live room, Robert introducing the players to 'This Life', the first song they were to play on.

Up until this point I had not heard a single note Robert had written for these songs, so it was a little overwhelming when he first raised his conducting baton in the air and the orchestra struck up all at once. Since it was a dry run-through without the backing track, I had trouble figuring out which parts of the song went with what Robert had written. Indeed, even when they were playing along to the backing track, every last headphone socket in the studio was being used up, so I was still unable to discern exactly what was going on...I recognized obvious phrases that matched some parts of the song, but then the string arrangement would take a turn and I'd be lost again! Why wasn't I in the mixing room with Christoffer, listening to the strings over the backing track? Because I was in live room filming the players, and this is how it sounded...


I'll start you off with just the strings on their own so you can experience it as I first did, then I'll fade in the finished mix half way through so you can hear what they're actually playing over...

from the full studio blog, go to: www.snipr.com/lukevideoblog

www.lukejackson.com
www.myspace.com/luke_jackson
ⓒ Popsicle Recordings/Urban Myth 2009

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