When they approached us, we knew we wanted to keep it local, and put the budget they gave us towards recording musicians who lived in the area rather than doing it with purely samples. We recorded The Steve Bingham string quartet and Neil Waters on trumpet. We then had this amusing idea of filming it, the producers agreed. Steve and his quartet teach weekend courses in strings all over the country and happened to have a free night at Benslow Music Trust so we let the CTV guys know, thinking it would be just one guy and a camera, oh no, a full camera crew turned up with lights and everything. Barn has never conducted before so was completely faking it but you can see the recordings used throughout this promo for the channel.
January 4th, 2016