September 2013- summer recap and fall news

DSA was on the move this summer! We were out with Fareed Haque’s MathGames when they hit the road in June and covered the better part of the western and central USA, with several album projects started and finished in between outside of the tour. There are some exciting things on the horizon that we are currently completing. The recording sessions for the Star Spangled Music Foundation wrapped this week, marking the end of capturing what is possibly the most comprehensive documentation of the national anthem’s evolution. Mark Clague and Andrew Kuster have worked tirelessly to assemble and organize this project, and we have been there every step of the way to capture it, audio and video. Here is a sample of what the final product contains:

Among the other projects we recorded and are currently working on or have recently completed in the studio:
– Caroline Helton and Kathruyn Goodson: “L’Infinito: Songs from a Lost World of Italian Jewish Composers 1910-1945” due for release in fall 2013
– Amy Porter’s “In Translation” – the Bach Cello Suites transcribed for flute, recorded in Hill Auditorium
– Scott Conklin and Alan Huckleberry’s follow up to “Violinguistics,” a second collection of violin and piano music by Michigan alum composers
– Andrew Parker, professor of oboe at UIowa, with Alan Huckleberry – an album of art song performed on oboe, including Schumann’s complete Winterreise
– Akropolis Quintet’s upcoming record, “Unraveled”
– the debut album by the Sapphire Trio

After a long stint on the road, we are now back in Ann Arbor an already in high gear for the upcoming academic year. All of our services listed are still current, and as always it is best to book early for sessions and concerts, as time slots fill up quickly through the semester. We always do our best to try to accommodate all requests, and early booking assures that we can give you the best in service and quality. We’d also like to give a hearty congratulations to Michelle Chamuel for finishing as runner-up in NBC’s The Voice, and dropping her recent album “All I Want” under her production name, The Reverb Junkie. Never have I been so proud to be a part of a friend and colleague’s rise to fame!