Podcast: Sean Watterson and Joshua Smith talk with guest host Dan Moulthrop and Mike Telin about the Ensemble HD Recording Project and its Kickstarter campaign
Ensemble HD, headed by Cleveland Orchestra principal flutist Joshua Smith, recorded a live album on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 4 & 5 at the Happy Dog in Gordon Square, where Smith and his Cleveland Orchestra colleagues Amy Lee, Frank Rosenwein, Charles Bernard and Joanna Patterson-Zakany appear on a regular basis with pianist Christina Dahl. The final product will be a double vinyl album produced by Cleveland's Gotta Groove Records to be released on May 14 (with digital download codes). Smith and Happy Dog owner Sean Watterson have created a Kickstarter project to fund production of the recording with a goal of $15,000 to be raised by December 15 (click here to visit the Kickstarter page and see a video). As of December 14, the goal had been reached; 211 supporters had pledged $15,289.
Podcast produced by Erica Brenner Productions
www.ericabrennerproductions.com, Stan Kozak, engineer
Below: Ensemble HD—Recording at The Happy Dog (December 4 & 5, 2012), Photos by Jay Szabo.