Thursday, August 4, 2011

Back in Taiwan...with a music gig

Oh my, the weather in Taiwan in do they say it...oh yeah, "it sucks". Basically 100 °F with about 75% humidity. The good news is that I can breathe much better here in Taiwan (haven't figured that one out yet).

A month ago I was freaking out from having no job and no job opportunities. Now, I have opportunites in Taiwan and the US to do music and engineering. I met up with a music trio from Argentina/Brazil that has moved toTaiwan from China to work professionally as musicians. I got the chance to meet them and rehearse for four hours. The next day we shot a live promotional video, performing three songs: an instrumental version of a popular Chinese song "Ting Hai", Chick Corea's "Spain" and Miles Davis' "So What". It was quite the experience. It is one thing to record audio music in a studio, it is quite another to do one complete take with the entire band live, on video, with no chance for any overdubs to correct any mistakes you make. Suffice it to say that everything went well and was a first take recording for all of the songs, aside from the two takes it took with the Chick Corea song "Spain" (hey listen the original version, it's not so easy: Spain).

We started the five camera video recording at 12:00 midnight, and ended at 8:00am. It went very well and we felt really good about the performance. This is for a promotional video to promote this group as a studio session recording group as well as a backing band for live tours, so we'll see what happens.

Great musicians and great people to work with, I couldn't ask for anything more than that...and yes this is me in a tie...I give up a job of 10 years as an engineer wearing a t-shirt and shorts to work every day, to wear a tie playing music...oh how the mighty have fallen.


  1. The producer said it will take 10 days to edit the video (5 cameras) with the music. I'll post it when I get a copy, thanks for asking.


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