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Douglas Boyce: The Hunt by Night | Catalogue | New Focus Recordings
03/07/2021
Douglas Boyce: The Hunt by Night | Catalogue | New Focus Recordings

Douglas Boyce: The Hunt by Night | Catalogue | New Focus Recordings

Composer Douglas Boyce's second release on New Focus, The Hunt by Night, is a collection of his finely wrought chamber music. Boyce's music balances an affinity for subtle motivic development with vigorous rhythmic energy. Featured performers are counter)induction, Trio Cavatina, violist Beth Guterm...

Timeline Photos
01/31/2021

Timeline Photos

Why do artists release their work as albums? How do recording projects come to fruition? 💽💭⚡️ Find out this Tuesday night with Ryan Streber (Oktaven Audio), Ash Fure, Wendy Richman, José-Luis Hurtado, Nate Wooley (Sound American), and Jacob Greenberg! We’ll also gather over Zoom after the stream to discuss more. Free RSVP at https://bit.ly/tues7-feb2.

12/17/2020

Tonight!

12/02/2020

So happy for Brooklyn Rider for the nomination of this gorgeous record!! It was always an honor and a pleasure to work with them, and I'm deeply grateful to have been able to be a part of its creation! Congratulations!!

11/27/2020

Incredibly honored to be in such company! Feeling the love, thank you all so much!!!🥰
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@doverquartet @thirdcoastpercussion @pacificaquartet @hedtearne

Merz Trio
10/14/2020

Merz Trio

We survived! Our first album recording in the books!!
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3 days, 15 hours, 4 types of chocolate bars and innumerable hot beverages later we've emerged from Oktaven Audio somehow intact and excited for this Paris, 1914 themed album! Stay tuned for more details...
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#firstalbum #recording #2021release #paris #studiorecording #album #chambermusic Oktaven Audio Lee Dionne

Yarn/Wire
10/10/2020

Yarn/Wire

Out today, FRIDAY, Oct 9! Inner Garden, a truly epic journey of an album we made with a musician we love dearly, the one and only Travis Laplante!Get your copy from New Amsterdam at travislaplante.bandcamp.com/album/inner-garden

Video Premiere: New Morse Code Releases Thomas Kotcheff's "then and then and then this" — Classical Post
09/10/2020
Video Premiere: New Morse Code Releases Thomas Kotcheff's "then and then and then this" — Classical Post

Video Premiere: New Morse Code Releases Thomas Kotcheff's "then and then and then this" — Classical Post

Contemporary music duo New Morse Code, comprised of Hannah Collins (cello) and Michael Compitello (percussion) joins Classical Post for a special video premiere of composer Thomas Kotcheff’s “ then and then and then this” . They discuss the collaborative process, filming, matching timbre and w...

08/16/2020
Merz Trio

Merz Trio

Thrilled to release this new music video of Those Secret Eyes, by Charlotte Bray -- a year in the making!

We recorded this in Jordan Hall last spring 2019 -- a time barely recognizable, before sewing masks became a national pastime (and a full time job) - yet the work's haunting themes and steely outbursts remain as relevant as ever.

Watch our full Video here: https://youtu.be/85rz-TCOXWM

Huge thanks to Point of Order productions for their eye in capturing these shots and playing with color, as well as to @Oktaven Audio for their wonderful recording work.

Hear Technologies
07/26/2020

Hear Technologies

It's fun to look back and see the creative ways artists and studios use Hear gear. Look at those blue-lighted Hear Back PRO Mixers at Oktaven Audio's big band setup!
We'd love to see how Hear gear helps you #HearMoreYou!

Photo credit: Oktaven Audio, 2017
#repost #throwback #recordingstudio #musician

ACRONYM
07/13/2020

ACRONYM

Our continuo team for Cantica Obsoleta coming out July 24th 2020! All photos taken at Oktaven Audio

06/08/2020
Numinous

Numinous

Tomorrow June 9th begins my online campaign to raise money to finish the recording of my opera The Grey Land. If you are able, I hope you will consider donating to help bring my opera to a world-wide audience this Fall on New Amsterdam Records. The Grey Land features soprano Rebecca Hargrove as a Black mother trying to survive the reality in this land that "never has been yet", with her son actor/narrator Kenneth L. Browning. The opera tells a story of Black humanity, identity, and resilience in the face of the seemingly intractable systemic societal, economic, and cultural forces in today's America.

Check my feed tomorrow for a special video and link to the fundraiser in order to find out more about the opera and to donate. Until then, here is Rebecca singing a moment from Scene 2 "Ferguson: Summer of 2014" at one of our sessions at Oktaven Audio. Video by Donald Martínez

ACRONYM
10/07/2019

ACRONYM

An amazing day of recording some gorgeous music today at Oktaven Audio... tomorrow we are making our way to Manhattan to perform on Music Before 1800 series at Corpus Christi Church at 4:00 PM. More details at www.acronymensemble.com

Oktaven Audio's cover photo
11/19/2018

Oktaven Audio's cover photo

Congrats on terrific sessions, ACRONYM!
03/09/2018

Congrats on terrific sessions, ACRONYM!

a beautiful photo from our three days in the studio at Oktaven Audio with Ryan Streber taken by Jesse Blumberg

SonicScoop
11/09/2017
SonicScoop

SonicScoop

Michael Duncan takes you on a virtual visit of the new Oktaven Audio in Mount Vernon, New York.

Far larger and better-appointed than its predecessor, this new room sports a Steinway & Sons Hamburg D piano and a fresh new layout by Francis Manzella Design Ltd.

counter)induction
11/19/2016
counter)induction

counter)induction

Concert Sunday night at National Sawdust! Come out from some terrific music.

Oktaven Audio
10/10/2016

Oktaven Audio

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10/10/2016

Oktaven Audio's cover photo

Dan Lippel at New Focus had some very kind words for Oktaven 2.0- I'll share them here, as the build has been an arduous...
08/04/2016

Dan Lippel at New Focus had some very kind words for Oktaven 2.0- I'll share them here, as the build has been an arduous journey and we're delighted with the outcome.

It's been extremely exciting to be part of a few sessions over the last month at Ryan Streber and Jessica Slaven's amazing new Oktaven Audio studio in nearby Mt. Vernon, NY. They've built a truly special, top level studio to match Ryan's commitment to capturing the best of what we all strive to do. Looking back over the last 12 years, I couldn't be prouder to have had the chance to work closely with such a great musician and colleague during this time, and am so amazed to see what he and Jessica have built. Congrats guys, and anyone who's looking to record in the New York area, consider Oktaven Audio, it's a fabulous place to record!

10/19/2015
Fred Hersch

Go check out Fred Hersch at the Vanguard!

This from the current New Yorker: Fred Hersch, celebrating his sixtieth birthday, wears many artistic hats-a dazzling solo pianist, a composer of concert music, and a creator of ambitious multimedia projects-but his trio remains an integral element of his musical identity. The latest iteration of the band, now in its fifth year, features the bassist John Hebert and the drummer Eric McPherson, with whom the leader communicates on a second-sight level. (Village Vanguard, 178 Seventh Ave. S., at 11th St. 212-255-4037. Oct. 20-25.) http://www.villagevanguard.com

Red Light New Music ~ Barbary Coast
10/14/2015
Red Light New Music ~ Barbary Coast

Red Light New Music ~ Barbary Coast

In many ways, Barbary Coast reminds me of the times when classical music halls produced brawls and minor scandals. This is not to say that you’ll stand up and punch your audio player of choice, dem...

Get to The Kitchen and see the amazingness of Claire Chase!
10/01/2015
Times Critics’ Guide: What to Do This Week

Get to The Kitchen and see the amazingness of Claire Chase!

This charismatic flutist performs works commissioned as part of Density 2036, a 22-year venture whose title is inspired by the 100th anniversary (in 2036) of Edgard Varèse’s flute solo “Density 21.5.

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We are thrilled to share this video of Sarah Hennies's Clock Dies, which Talea premiered in the TIME SPANS Festival in August 2021. Thanks to the Earle Brown Music Foundation, Four/Ten Media, Oktaven Audio, and Sarah Hennies for working with us on this project! https://vimeo.com/662791949
We are truly moved that 78 people came together and invested a total of $12,795 to produce a new Mimesis Ensemble album. This will support the artistry of 15 musicians and 6 composers, and will enable us to share our work with a worldwide audience. The generosity of each person who contributed is deeply appreciated! Now, onto the next stage of our project. Our first recording session at Oktaven Audio is scheduled for Apr 7, 2022. We are hard at work practicing until then! Since we were a little short of reaching our $15,000 goal, we would welcome any additional support through our general Fractured Atlas page. https://fundraising.fracturedatlas.org/mimesis-ensemble/general_support #grateful #thankyou #mimesisensemble #anotherday #dancingcirclesinthenight #supportartists #supportmusicians #contemporaryclassical #newmusic
Sounds from the forest 🍃 and the last of the 3 video walks through nature, made with Michael McQuilken Traveling North. Link below https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwBd5BMFKYE Vibraphone Simon Boyar Flute Nathalie Joachim Recorded and mixed by Ryan Streber at Oktaven Audio Additional mixing by Silas Brown Mastered by Scott Hull at Masterdisk Video shot, directed, edited and colored by Michael McQuilken Hair and make up by Juliet Jane
Most of the time when I write music I have a visual in my mind, even if the project doesn’t technically call for it, and for me these three pieces – Breathing Underwater, Shiver, and Traveling North – always felt like a set. A trio of imaginary soundtracks for dreamscapes of deep sea waves, icicles, and dewy morning forest, respectively, and love letters to nature. Working with the brilliant Michael McQuilken to translate these visuals inside my brain to images outside it was so fun and rewarding, and I’m so happy to share the beautiful creations he made. Above for Shiver. Below for credits. Link at the end. Harp Ashley Jackson Vibraphone Simon Boyar Flute Nathalie Joachim Recorded and mixed by Ryan Streber at Oktaven Audio Additional mixing by Silas Brown Mastered by Scott Hull at Masterdisk Video shot, directed, edited and colored by Michael McQuilken Hair and make up by Juliet Jane https://youtu.be/JoEh8bQTnYU
“Marinova pulls all the stops in this showstopper…” Navona Records PARMA Recordings Oktaven Audio http://pianofortephilia.blogspot.com/2021/12/4-rhapsodies-on-navona-records-kristina.html?m=1
Thank you Nagamag Music Magazine for the wonderful review! “Listening to neoclassical works like "4 Rhapsodies" we instantly realize that music is like a message from God. Grab this oportunity to enjoy beautiful, virtuoso piano with elegant melody and flow of sound. Exquisite composition.” “Слушая подобные неоклассические произведения мгновенно осознаёшь, что музыка, как и человек — от Бога. Прекрасное, виртуозное исполнение фортепианной партии, изящная мелодия которой льётся бурлящей рекой. Изысканная композиция.” -Nagamag.com Navona Records PARMA Recordings Oktaven Audio
“Out of the Tunnel” is on the initial Grammy ballot this year! Are you a voter considering voting? If so, I hope you’ll consider it worth considering! Cc: Marc Urselli PUBLIQuartet Nathalie Joachim American Composers Forum + Kristi Shade, Mike Nicolas, Ashley Jackson, Scott Hull, Oktaven Audio
It’s a wrap! Delighted to have finished recording the complete string quartets of Alvin Singleton, including “Hallelujah Anyhow”, written for us thanks to a Chamber Music America commission. Grateful for the invaluable help from the team at Oktaven Audio; photographer John Gurrin; and financial support from New Music USA and The Aaron Copland Fund for Music recording grant. We were especially lucky to be able to record all sessions under Alvin’s supervision. Stay tuned for news of the release!
This month, we’re spending some time in the recording studio and completing the much-anticipated next step of a longterm project: recording “Hallelujah Anyhow,” our portrait album of the complete quartets of the eminent composer Alvin Singleton. In addition to the fantastic team at Oktaven Audio, we have the added privilege of recording under Alvin’s supervision. Thanks to New Music USA and the Aaron Copland Fund for Music’s recording grant for their invaluable support, and to New World Records for committing to the album’s release. Here are some snapshots from last Wednesday’s session, and stay tuned for more updates next week!
Bay Area Friends and Loved Ones: Brooklyn [email protected] and I are going to perform the West Coast premiere of Nico Muhly’s ‘Stranger’ at the Herbst Theater tomorrow evening (October 21) as part of San Francisco Performances’ PIVOT Festival this weekend. • Please join us, if you can! • Nico’s piece is a stunningly beautiful and moving work that probes the experience of immigration. It’s an incredible piece, and we are all so excited to share it with the Bay, which is such an important center for the history of immigration to the US. • Here’s a little preview snippet of Stranger, excerpted from the recording sessions at Oktaven Audio for our upcoming album release in 2022. • Hope to see you tomorrow evening! Tickets and info are at the link below: https://sfperformances.org/performances/2122/Pivot.html
My baby born during the pandemic is home! A huge thank you to PARMA Recordings, Navona Records, Oktaven Audio Joe Damone Photography! Official release date: October 8th #albumrelease #album #navonarecords #parmarecordings #octavenaudio #classicalpianist
So excited for this new recording to be in the world! Inbal Segev and Timo Andres played marvelously and it was recorded and mixed beautifully by Ryan Streber at Oktaven Audio. So happy to have it out in the world along with marvelous pieces by Viet Cuong, Vijay Iyer Avner Dorman and Angélica Negrón. Link to stream here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIywpd8kXFs&feature=emb_title