Chaz Underriner specializes in recording and mixing classical music, jazz, and experimental music. His recordings have a “clear and warm sound.” (David Moore, American Record Guide).
I had a ton of fun collaborating with artist Sky Macklay to compose a work to perform with her Harmonitrees installation at the Hand Art Center during her residency at Stetson University. I created the score in photoshop for musicians to play with the different harmonitrees:
I also interviewed Sky about her work and the installation for the Hand Art Center’s archives:
As a part of the Stetson Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience (IWER), my colleague Nathan Wolek and I have started an acoustic ecology lab and a project of audio streams in places of interest in central Florida. Our audio intern on this project has been Jose Moncayo Arteaga.
The first stream we have gotten running as a part of the Locus Sonus soundmap project is at the Sandra Stetson Aquatic Center on Lake Beresford in Deland, Florida. The SSAC is a center for scientific research centering on environmental and water issues and also houses the Stetson rowing team.
We are in the process of installing more streams in local and state parks to showcase the unique sounds of central Florida. Here are some images of us testing our stream in the summer of 2020 at Lake Beresford.
I had a lot of fun recording, mixing, and editing this video for Kenny Lee and Hannah Sun of Schumann’s Adagio and Allegro. Shoutout to Digital Arts students Destin Beaumont and Rob Armstrong for assisting me with the recording.
It was a great pleasure to work as a recording and mixing engineer for my Stetson colleague Karen Coker Merritt’s first album.
Canteloube: L’arada / Chants de France
Karen Coker Merritt, soprano Sean Kennardo, piano (2020)
(Centaur Records, CRC 3804, Baton Rouge)
Delos Records DE357
Jonah Kim, cello
Sean Kennard, piano
Chaz Underriner, recording, mixing, mastering engineer
Noah Reed, Dylan Forehand, assistant engineers
It was a great pleasure to work with UNT album Jonathan Thompson on his first album as a mixing engineer, particularly since the music is all new compositions for oboe.
I’m really pleased to share GreyWing Ensemble’s fantastic rendition of nocturne series: 4 on their latest release, nature forms I. I’m really happy with the recording that Lindsay Vickery put together—recording the piece in an interesting sonic environment outside of Perth, Australia is a context I never imagined while composing the piece, but that works wonderfully. The ensemble’s playing on this recording is also fantastic. Continue reading →
An album of structured improvisations featuring Colton Lytle, Jolene Masone, and Chaz Underriner. Continue reading →
I engineered and mixed a recording of Harvey Sollberger‘s Soli E Scherzi for flute and piano, performed by Calliope Duo—Elizabeth McNutt, flute and Shannon Wettstein, piano. We recorded in Voertman Hall at the University of North Texas in April, 2017. The release of the recording is forthcoming.
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