AES New York 2018 Presenter or Author
Primary Affiliation: John Kilgore Sound & Recording - New York, NY, USA
AES Member Type: Life Member
John Kilgore is a Grammy-winning recording engineer, sound designer and recording studio owner.
He won a Grammy in 2016 for Best Engineered Album – Classical for Ask Your Mama - 12 Moods for Jazz, composed by Laura Karpman.
His recording credits include nearly every work by Steve Reich since The Cave, including City Life, Proverb, Nagoya Marimbas as well as new recordings of Music for 18 Musicians (1999 Grammy Award), New York Counterpoint, Four Organs and Eight Lines. He has also recorded and mixed Triple Quartet with the Kronos Quartet, both The CD and DVD of Three Tales, You Are (Variations), Cello Counterpoint, Daniel Variations, Variations for Vibraphones, Stings and Pianos, 2x5. Mallet Quartet and Pulse. He mixed the recordings of Double Sextet and Quartet.
He mixed the New York Philharmonic's recording of John Adam's On the Transmigration of Souls, which won three Grammys in 2005 and recorded and mixed Adam's 2011 recording of Son of Chamber Symphony with The International Contemporary Ensemble.
In his early career he recorded Dexter Gordon, James Moody, Woody Shaw, Gil Evans' Orchestra, Big Mama Thornton, The Brooklyn Philharmonic, DNA, Julius Baker, Richard Goode, Richard Stolzman, The Empire Brass Quintet, the American Brass Quintet and Ervin Nyiregyhazi to name just a few.
Sound designs for theater include numerous designs on Broadway, as well as the Manhattan Theatre Club, Classic Stage Company, Soho Rep, the Public Theater and the La Jolla Playhouse, among many others. He has worked with directors Joe Mantello, Peter Sellars, James Lapine, Des McAnuff, Daniel Sullivan, David Esbjornson, and Robert Falls, to name a few.
John served as Director of Recording Services for Masque Sound & Recording from 1986 to 2005, when he formed John Kilgore Sound & Recording to take over Masque's studio operations. Since then, the studio has hosted the recordings of a broad spectrum of well-known and respected composers, songwriters, performers and musicians from around the world.
RP14: Classical Music Production: Then and Now (Panelist)