Fauxharmonic produced amazing results. Far better than the one “analogue” performance of the piece a couple of years ago. The musical sophistication of Paul Henry Smith and his staff allowed them to bring enormous intelligence and subtlety to their performance of Ballet Waltz.
I was blown away when I first heard the piece performed by the instruments of the Fauxharmonic Orchestra. The recording captured every subtle nuance I could expect a ‘live’ recording to have, and I am more than satisfied with the careful work put into making the music just right.
I now have a killer performance of my quartet, that I can’t wait to show to everyone!
I was astonished the first time I heard a chamber work of mine performed by The Fauxharmonic. The professionalism was expected (considering the source) but the executional and stylistic nuances came as a wonderful surprise.
Man, this is absolutely dynamite!
You have done a fantastic job of capturing all of the nuance of the piece – the variety of the percussion, the string divisi, the mutes – all of it is here. I can’t imagine how many hours of work went into this. I just want to congratulate you on your frighteningly accurate representation of the piece.
The instruments are well positioned, in a hall with just the right kind of acoustics. The performance is evocative and wonderfully realistic. Both in solo passages and accompaniments, each instrument has the nuance and expression that makes it sound like its role is being interpreted and performed by a professional musician – which in fact it is.
I truly appreciate the rare combination of musicianship, sound judgment, conducting skills, performance ability, audio engineering and technical expertise you have brought to bear in this project. For me, the Fauxharmonic Orchestra has proven to be a one-stop center where an orchestral work can be interpreted (with input from the composer), virtually conducted, performed, and recorded — all in a single process. Thank you for a job very well done!