Jack Hughes is the director of the newly formed Northern Film Orchestra, based in Manchester, UK. Their mission is to break down the barriers to entry for composers, making orchestral recording accessible to composers from all types of backgrounds.
I was really excited to bring Jack onto the show to talk about what composers can expect from an orchestral recording session, and how they can get the absolute most out of the experience.
So if you’re thinking about working with live musicians, or you’re interested in what the process looks like, this is a must-listen episode for you!
Here’s what you’ll learn:
- When you should first approach orchestras and contractors, and what you should have prepared
- How you can use orchestras and recording sessions more creatively
- The biggest mistakes composers make when writing for orchestra, and what composers can learn from orchestral recording sessions