First mystery for me, a really great production at the Shaw Festival, directed by Craig Hall. Over 250 cues with about 60 cues with a string quartet of sorts that I recorded with my gear in one amazing session. Here's a few tracks from the show.
Had the pleasure of sound designing Opera Columbus and Against the Grain's Orphée +. First time sound designing for opera and it was quite an epic project. After a workshop in Banff, where I played guitar, ran and programmed a mainstage rig, sampled choruses and played live for the showcase, we took the show to Columbus Ohio where it premiered. I worked with the director, conductor and arranger to rework the opera, adding electric guitar and a keyboard mainstage rig. We had 3 'virtual choirs', choirs of youtube singers singing to a conductor and piano video. This was mixed and edited into a single chorus and then triggered by the keyboard player in the pit. We also sampled some chorus parts so that they could be played word by word by the keyboard player, added some synthesizer parts and reworked the arrangement for a smaller band. The team was really great, the challenges immense and very rewarding. Winner of 5 Dora awards and nominated for 4 other Doras. http://againstthegraintheatre.com/orphee/
Soulpepper's production of La Bete was very enjoyable. Wrote some baroque with electric guitar music, found a small harpsichord for the actors to play, along with a few other instruments. Worked to coach them on ensemble work for a few scenes then stood back and watched it all happen. Great script and show. https://soulpepper.ca/performances/la-bete/5640