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Saturday, May 11, 15:30 – 18:00 h, Room K1
W9 Record Producer - Present and Future Challenges (Seminar and Panel Discussion)
Martha DeFrancisco, Baarn, Netherlands

Erdo Groot, Polyhymnia International, Baarn, The Netherlands
Michael Haas, Independent Producer, London, UK
Andrew Hurlbut, Independent Producer, Toronto, Canada
Andreas Neubronner, Tritonus Musikproduktion, Stuttgart, Germany
Daniel Zalay, CNSMDP-Radio France, Paris, France

The role of the record producer is becoming more complex, as the rapid advance of technology creates a new dynamic between musical interpretation and its recorded realization. The impact of a recorded performance can be critically affected by the way in which the recording is created. With increased technological progress the question arises: Are we still meeting the artistic intentions of the performers?
An analysis of the functions, aims and objectives of a classical recording producer is given. The topics are illustrated with images and case studies of a variety of recording situations, as well as many listening excerpts in stereo and surround.
A panel discussion will follow.

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