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Bob Kirschner - CMD’s Chief Engineer and Techie-Wizard-Guy

Mixing Kevin Nathaniel’s “Awaken Heart and Mind”

Percussionist, mbira master and singer Kevin Nathaniel asked Bob to mix his new song “Awaken Heart and Mind”. This beautiful piece is centered around an mbira recording Kevin performed outdoors in the woods, then he overdubbed his voice using melodies, harmonies and counter rhythms. Kevin’s spiritual and peaceful music radiates beautifully in this song on his upcoming release. See his group Spirit Ensemble perform - it will bring joy to your day!

Recording and Mixing for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s “Mass” at Avatar Studios

Bob has a long relationship with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater company. In May 2017 the company asked Bob to record and mix the music for “Mass” a modern ballet choreographed by Alvin Ailey artistic director Robert Battle. John Mackey composed the music for three marimbas, xylophone, orchestral percussion and trap drum kit. Bob was fortunate to record the piece at the infamous Avatar Recording Studios shortly before it closed and was sold to Berklee College of Music (now renamed to it’s original studio name Power Station). After a full day of recording, Bob took the tracks back to CMD for the challenging mix. This recording of “Mass” is now being used for all performances. Here’s a bit of the recording for your listening pleasure!