In February 2013, we set up the first ever ‘Royer Labs – Mojave Audio Pop Up Studio’ at Folk Alliance International 2013 in Toronto. With the help of our friends at HHB Canada, we set up a studio in a hotel room and recorded 45 sessions in three days!
The folks at Auralex sent us a couple of boxes of their fine products to help with the room acoustics. For front end we used various Universal Audio products: LA-610, 4-710 and the new Apollo (great box!).
Engineers: Dave Misener, Brian Hogue, Shahab Mobasher, Paul Talbott and Dusty Wakeman.
Special thanks to Dave Dysart (HHB Canada), the great staff at Folk Alliance and, most of all, all the great artists!
Australian pianist Liam Viney is a soloist, collaborative artist and teacher. First prize-winner of the Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition, Liam has performed regularly in Australia, the U.S., Europe and Israel. Now based in Los Angeles, Liam is pursuing a multi-faceted musical career centered on performing a broad range of musical styles, with an emphasis on new music and ideas.
He has appeared as soloist with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, the Hartford Symphony, the Queensland Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, the Queensland Youth Orchestra, the New Century Players and the CalArts Chamber Orchestra in concertos ranging from those of Mozart and Beethoven, to Prokofiev and Ligeti.
He has given solo recitals and chamber music performances in concert series and festivals such as the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, (where he premiered the chamber ensemble version Rautavaara’s Clarinet Concerto with Richard Stolzman), the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s “Green Umbrella” series, The Dartington International Summer School, (where he gave the British premiere of Matthew Hindson’s “Plastic Jubilation”), the “New Paths” festival of New York, Melbourne’s “Next Wave” festival, the Brisbane Festival, the “Keynote”, “Celebrations”, and “Kawai” series of Australia, and the “Tyalgum Festival”. He has also recorded solo radio programs for ABC FM radio’s “Young Australia” program and 4MBS radio station.