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Way down yonder in New Orleans - three new albums for 2020

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Jeff and David have always enjoyed working in the culturally rich and creatively vibrant city of New Orleans. Maybe it's the fusion of cultures that lends itself to their way of working. or maybe it's the fantastic array of musical talent and experience that helps them create such an authentic sound. Early in 2019, the guys were back in New Orleans to soak up the spirit of Mardi Gras.

But it wasn't a vacation. they were there to work with some of the Crescent City's finest musicians and to record an enormous amount of new material. There'll be more news about the new albums soon - but you can check out some of their current material here, here, here, and, indeed, here.

Elgar, Holst and Dukas feature on new albums

Audio Network's quest to provide media professionals with usable high-quality versions of the world's greatest music with its Classical Collection shows no signs of slowing down.

If anything, the pace of recording and production is accelerating. Jeff and David, working with long-time collaborators Julian Gallant and Rob Kelly have been hard at work on two new albums: a showcase of famous works by Sir Edward Elgar and Paul Dukas and a new recording and arrangement of Gustav Holst's Planets Suite.

The first album features Elgar's best-loved pieces including Pomp and Circumstance, Land of Hope and Glory, his cello concerto and Nimrod from the Enigma Variations. These are teamed up with Dukas' most famous composition: the Sorcerer's Apprentice.

Holst wrote the Planets between 1914 and 1916, although the first public performance didn't take place until late in 1920. Our album features all seven parts of the suite. The seven parts correspond with the number of known planets in the solar system at the time.

Both albums were recorded at Abbey Road Studios in North London, which were opened in 1931 by Elgar himself.  

 

Two composers, two continents, one process

Jeff Meegan and David Tobin have been creating great music together since 2010. It was a chance introduction through a mutual friend at Berklee College of Music that brought together Chicago-based Jeff and his new partner David, roughly 3,500 miles away in the UK.

Separated by an ocean, but united through technology and a shared passion for composition and creativity, the team have worked on a huge range of music for advertising, TV, film, and radio. With a growing reputation for quality, speed and real-world commercial awareness, they are in high demand with an ever-growing client list.

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The coming year will see the launch of a new album from our friends at Audio Network that will mark a new departure for Jeff and David. They have teamed up with world music and fusion composer Michael Tedstone to create an album of trailers and risers for use by media in the ever-expanding South-East Asian sports market.

 

The region is home to around 650 million people and there is a growing appetite for all kinds of sport from Formula One racing, rugby union and the English Premier League to local sports.

 

Their work draws on a huge variety of influences including the music and instruments of Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Malaysia. The result is a series of tracks that can sit behind sports trailers, combining high energy with instruments familiar to the broadcast audience.

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