“Chris Westlake Demo”

“Chris Westlake Demo”

As the familiar sounds of harmonics and tuning wafted through the air, it was like I had gone back 10 years in my life. It was a long time ago, but that was the last time I had stood amidst an orchestra. This past weekend, I again felt the familiar energy and pulse of a group coming together to perform. And I have to admit, it’s definitely something that I’ve missed.

I was graciously invited to a local recording studio to document the first time Chris was recording a demo with a full orchestra. It was impressive, to say the least. Chris is an incredibly talented composer and to hear his work come to life in a recording studio was an amazing experience. Just the sheer size of the mixing board was a sight to behold, let alone trying to understand everything that was going on. Witnessing how the magic happens gave me a whole new appreciation for composition that goes far beyond the tedious Certificate of Merit tests I had to endure as a child.

Favorite shots from the day:

The daunting soundboard.
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Giving some last minute direction.
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One of the moments lightening up the morning was when someone told Chris that he loved the title of his piece.
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Talking to the musicians in the studio.
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And because I was developing an unhealthy fascination with the soundboard, here it is one more time.
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Chris, I can’t wait to hear the final track! Best of luck!

  1. zshariat

    i love the soundboard photos!

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