Cambridge, UK (July 14, 2010)–Virtuoso percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie and her co-composer/producer Ian Dean recently integrated a Prism Sound Orpheus FireWire interface into their recording set up.
The Orpheus interface was installed while Glennie and Dean were working on the score for a new feature film entitled Golf in the Kingdom. Recording sessions for the film, which is directed by Susan Streitfeld and due to be released later this year, took place at Glennie’s studios in Cambridgeshire. The recording setup included a MacBook Pro 17 running Digital Performer 7, Sonic Solutions SoundBlade and Pro Tools. The main mic array used to record Glennie’s percussion instruments was a modified Faulkner array with Royer 122 ribbons and Schoeps MK4.
“We used the Prism Sound Orpheus as our audio interface and were really pleased with its performance,” Dean says. “Prism Sound’s reputation for high quality converters is unquestionable, but equally impressive, in our opinion, were the Orpheus’ mic pre amps. These were a perfect match for all of the mic arrays used and produced a collection of powerful, warm and rich tracks.”
Glennie and Dean’s film score is a soundscape that illuminates a mystical and enchanting world in which the game of golf is celebrated as a vibrant, close to supernatural and life-changing experience. Shivas Irons, played by David O’Hara, alters the mind and inner vision of a young Michael Murphy (Mason Gamble) and sets him off on a life journey of self-discovery that explores the metaphysical properties of “true gravity.”
“Ian and I immensely enjoyed the challenge of creating a film score that utilized the huge collection of percussion instruments I have gathered during my travels all over the world,” Glennie says. “We were aiming to create a ‘different lyricism,’ a serious and contemporary approach that complements a glorious film, beautiful cinematography and world-class acting.”