Day 4 was our last day tracking vocals. We recorded 3 tunes today, and now have all ten. Tomorrow will be designated to recording overdubs. The special treat for today was recording a 30 piece childrens choir. The choir is associated with is Haiti Partners, Directed by Alex Myril and we recorded in its founders home.
How does on prepare for a trip to Haiti? There are shots, articles, conversations you have with people that have and have not been there…. How does one prepare for producing artists you have never met before? Listen to their music, try to catch their vibe, email, skype, and learn their tunes.
Last week, Bobby McFerrin visited Berklee to speak at several classes, including my Artistry, Creativity, and Inquiry class (see my previous article for my information on this new pilot course). I cannot put into words how inspiring it was hearing Bobby share with us his journey as an artist and the obstacles he faced trailblazing a career as an A Capella performer – and that’s not even mentioning hearing him perform! Here are some clips from Bobby’s visit last Friday at Cafe 939’s Red Room.
Bobby McFerrin’s Musical Influences