Job Title: Recording Engineer
Company: Efferent Productions
Primary Section: Boston
Luke Damrosch is a sound engineer based in Boston, Massachusetts. Beginning at age six with lessons in classical piano and drum-set, he later gravitated towards improvisation, electro-acoustic music, and composition, studying at New England Conservatory's pre-college Jazz program and subsequently at the New School for Jazz & Contemporary Music in New York City, graduating with a B.F.A. in 2009. His instructors there included drummers Amir Ziv, Chico Hamilton, Gerry Hemingway, Andrew Cyrille, and Joe Chambers, composer Kirk Nurock, bassists Reggie Workman and Shahzad Ismaily, trumpeter/composer Jordan McLean, pianist Junior Mance, saxophonist George Garzone, and composer/historian Bill Kirchner. He has also studied West African music from Ghana, Togo, and Benin, Indonesian Gamelan, Brazilian Samba and Maracatu, Traditional Middle Eastern and Turkish music, Afro-Cuban percussion, and computer music with tools like Max/MSP and SuperCollider.
While completing his undergraduate studies, his creative work in electronic sound design opened the door to music recording and sound engineering. He found this discipline's uniquely harmonious integration of art and science deeply captivating and was delighted by how organically his diverse musical training could inform so many aspects of his work in this more universal, technical field. He has dedicated himself to it ever since, with a focus on recording acoustic music. In addition to his freelance projects under the auspices of Efferent Productions, he is a staff sound engineer and electronics/media technician at Harvard University and a recording engineer for the Boston-based Non-Event concert series. He is a member of the Audio Engineering Society, holds a Level 3 Dante Certification from Audinate, a CTS Certification from AVIXA, and has been a guest lecturer on music recording and sound design at Tufts University and MIT. He is very interested in techniques which may improve the depth and realism of sound recording, and frequently conducts experiments as part of an ongoing personal research project — microphone array designs informed by current psychoacoustics research.
B.F.A. Jazz & Contemporary Music, New School University (2009)
Efferent Productions - Owner, Freelance Recording Engineer
Harvard University - Staff Electronics/Media Technician
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