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Parr wins at Surround Awards

test 8 February 2006

US: Steve Parr was announced the winner for Best Orchestral Mix for Reich at the Roxy at the CMP-produced Surround Music Awards in Los Angeles in December.

Reich at the Roxy is a DVD of a concert by radical ensemble Alarm Will Sound playing the compositions of Steve Reich at the eponymous venue in the meatpacking district of New York in February 2004. The concert was filmed in high definition video and recorded at 96k directly into MOTU_s Digital Performer by Parr. After editing by producer Mike Roberts, Parr and Roberts mixed the concert in both 6.1 surround and stereo at Parr and partner Sharon Rose_s Hear No Evil studio in London.

Parr said, _This was probably the most difficult mix I have ever had to accomplish. It was like rescuing a child from a burning building; the material was so complex and demanding on the ears that Mike and I could only work for very short periods of time before audio fatigue would set in; it took the best part of a year before we were happy with the mixes._

Steve Reich added that he considers it the best performance and recording ever of his work. []

Tara Maxwell

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