Walnut Creek, CA (August 11, 2009)–Nominees for the Creative Achievement category of the TEC Awards, which will be presented Saturday, October 10 at the 127th AES Convention in New York, have been announced.
The nine awards for Creative Achievement recognize the producers, engineers, mixers, sound designers, production facilities and others behind hit recordings, concert tours, films, TV shows, video games and other entertainment media. The awards for Technical Achievement in 16 categories of product design and innovation were announced previously.
Production crews for James Taylor (last year’s winner for Surround Sound Production,) are nominated for both Album Production (Covers) and Single or Track (“Wichita Lineman”), in addition to Television Sound for the PBS production of “One Man Band.” Also garnering three nominations are the production crews for Coldplay, tapped for Album and Single or Track for Viva la Vida, as well as Tour Sound. The other nominees in Album Production field are David Byrne and Brian Eno (Everything That Happens Will Happen Today), Taylor Swift (Fearless) and Saxophone Summit (Seraphic Light).
In the category of Studio Design, which seldom has more than one nominee based in the same city, three New York studios, their designers and acousticians scored nominations. They include Downtown Music Studios, Germano Studios and Great City Productions’ Studio A. Odds On Recording of Las Vegas and Playback Recording Studios in Santa Barbara, CA complete the list.
Interactive Entertainment Sound Production (sound for video games)–now one of the industry’s most vibrant fields–is being recognized for the third year and will be sponsored again by G.A.N.G. (Game Audio Network Guild), the leading nonprofit sound developers’ group. In the Television Sound category, in addition to the James Taylor Production, three Fox productions are nominated (American Idol, Fringe and 24) as well as perennial nominee Saturday Night Live, on NBC.
TEC (Technical Excellence & Creativity) Awards