Music Technician David de la Haye’s work Plant Based Patterns has been nominated in the Jazz Ensemble category at the prestigious Ivor Awards.
David’s work explores underwater worlds and his recordings of these unique spaces were used as a stimulus for musical improvisation, which intertwines with the recordings of aquatic life and sonic environments. We wish David the best of luck at the award ceremony.
Four of the School of Arts and Cultures Technicians were celebrated today after a wildly successful 21st birthday party for Newcastle University’s BA Folk and Traditional Music degree. The degree, which offered the first traditional music course in the UK, was set up 21 years ago by some of the shining lights of the traditional music scene, including Alistair Anderson, Catriona Macdonald, Sandra Kerr and Vic Gammon. Current staff teaching on the degree includes Nancy Kerr, Simon McKerrell, Imogen Gunner and Kathryn Tickell, all of whom performed in the concert with Catriona, who led the event organisation.
The technical team for the event was:
Anna Heslop (Loans Assistant): Projectionist and Stage Assistant
Tom Waterworth (School Technician): Videography and Stage Assistant
Rob Blazey (Music Technician): Sound Recordist and Stage Lead
Fred Hollingsworth (Lead Music Technician and Associate Lecturer): Lead Technician, Sound and Lighting Engineer. Videographer for VT content.
The team pulled out all of the stops for this event, one of the first fully public fixtures post-COVID and one of the biggest shows the department has ever put on. The rig included the department’s new RCF HDL-26A Line Array, paired with two RCF 9006 Subs, which the team are delighted to be able to use on a weekly basis for the student concert series. Lead Technician, Fred Hollingsworth said:
There were some incredible performances by staff and students past and present (watch this space – the whole show was filmed and multi-tracked!) and the whole team were proud to be a part of the production and of the recognition(and wine) received at June’s Celebrating Success event.
Legendary audio equipment manufacturer AMS Neve has featured Newcastle University’s Music Studios and technician/associate lecturer Fred Hollingsworth on their featured client’s list, following Fred’s speedy installation of the motorised fader pack for Newcastle University’s Neve 8424 analogue mixing console. Check out the article below for more information:
Studio retailer SXPro, who aided with the recent studio upgrades at Newcastle University, have featured The Music Studios and technician/associate lecturer Fred Hollingsworth on the featured client’s section of their website.