Last month I wrote about the importance of being an artist with a knowledge of what’s going on Behind the Board. This month I am starting a three month themed blog about the process of recording a four-piece band.
Delia was a musical pioneer, a unique lady with a sharp sense of humour, humility and an unbridled passion for creating. The story of her contribution to the world has not taken up space as prominently as it should.
Mary Shipman Howard was one of the earliest known female recording engineers and one of the earliest women studio owners (in the 1940s). Mary worked with great musicians and composers of the era such as Glenn Miller, Arturo Toscanini, Charles Ives, and Samuel Barber.
Some of the most crucial and groundbreaking work has been done by women operating under the Classical umbrella. Seeing that the Recording Academy is pushing #WomenInTheMix and that March is Women’s History Month, the accomplishments of these producers should be loudly celebrated.
Life has a funny way of evolving and taking us on a different path than we might have ever expected. When I reflect on the dreams I had as a teenager, for example, there have been some that were smashed and excitedly crossed off the bucket list, and others that teenage me could never have foreseen