Sons of Granville

a soundscape for life

Orchestral music scoring and composition for film, theatre and dance.

Recording with Borealis String Quartet

We assembled today at one of the largest and most beautiful churches in all of Western Canada to record "Tango", Thomas' latest composition. He had a clear vision for this piece, including who we wanted to perform it.

Enter: Borealis String Quartet.

 Thomas shares his creative vision with BSQ.

Thomas shares his creative vision with BSQ.

Comprised of two fiddles, a viola and a cello, BSQ mesmerized us for 2 hours while we captured numerous variations of the piece, which clocks in just under 4 minutes. Videographer Darko Sikman joined the session for some behind-the-scenes footage to support the upcoming music video.

On the engineering side of things, we stuck to a common formula for string quartets: a stereo pair of microphones about 5 feet in front of the ensemble and an overhead condenser right on top of all the action. Considering the size and echo response of the church, we couldn't resist placing a condenser microphone up in the rafters about 90 feet away.

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Stay tuned for the "Tango" music video!