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Past Event: Recording the GRAMMY-nominated album Liquid Melancholy: Clarinet Music of James Stephenson

Past Event: Recording the GRAMMY-nominated album Liquid Melancholy: Clarinet Music of James Stephenson

October 30, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Location: Shure Incorporated, 5800 W. Touhy Ave, Niles, IL 60714

Speaker(s): Bill Maylone, Cedille Records & Mary Mazurek, WFMT

Engineers Bill Maylone and Mary Mazurek will speak about their Grammy-nominated recording Liquid Melancholy: Clarinet Music of James Stephenson released on Chicago’s Cedille Label. They will play excerpts and include details about the planning, microphone choices and placements, editing, mixing, and mastering that went into making the album.


Bill Maylone has been recording in the Chicago area and beyond for over 30 years, and has been the chief recording engineer for Chicago-based Cedille Records since its inception in 1989. Bill began recording live concerts and spoken-word events for WFMT during its ‘Golden Age’ in the mid and late 1980's. Since then he has engineered almost 200 CD recordings for Cedille, as well as numerous other interesting projects with orchestras and solo artists in the US, Germany, the UK, and the Slovak and Czech Republics. In 2011 and 2012 he received Grammy awards for his work with the renowned new music ensemble Eighth Blackbird.

Mary Mazurek is a GRAMMY-nominated recording engineer. Her nomination was awarded by the Recording Academy in 2018 in the category of Best Engineered Album, Classical. She is also a broadcaster, producer, educator, and artist. Her work is regularly featured on WFMT Radio and She is a sought after educator and speaker who enjoys contributing in the classroom and on panels and committees within her industry and beyond. She serves as an advocate and role model for women in the recording industry, which presently is less than 5% female. Additionally, she loves sharing her sonic insights across disciplines.

Other Business: Dinner (optional, but please RSVP) will begin at 6:30pm. Contact Brandon Cudequest ([email protected]) by Tuesday, October 29th if you would like to join us. Pizza and salad from Lou Malnati’s will be provided. Please let Brandon know if you have a preference for vegetarian, gluten-free, etc. Price is $10 for non-members and $8 for members and students (please bring cash).

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