Session photos from the recording of The Scene of the Crime

On 26 October 2018, the second recording on Colin Currie Records will be released, entitled The Scene of the Crime featuring my duo with long-standing friend and collaborator Håkan Hardenberger. We recorded the album in Potton Hall in June, and our label manager Andy Doe was there to capture the process. See the results below:

 Here we are at the very beginning of the sessions. We began with Joe Duddell’s  Catch , which uses just the marimba in my set-up. This gave us a good way into our sound in the room, and a feel for the space.

Here we are at the very beginning of the sessions. We began with Joe Duddell’s Catch, which uses just the marimba in my set-up. This gave us a good way into our sound in the room, and a feel for the space.

 With our outstanding producer Marion Schwebel. Working with her was a revelation, her calm attention to detail and observations were an inspiration throughout.

With our outstanding producer Marion Schwebel. Working with her was a revelation, her calm attention to detail and observations were an inspiration throughout.

 Surrounded by the gorgeously resonant set-up for Tobias Brostrom’s  Dream Variations . This work is the central piece on the record and the heart of the album.

Surrounded by the gorgeously resonant set-up for Tobias Brostrom’s Dream Variations. This work is the central piece on the record and the heart of the album.

 Håkan meditates as I record the haunting outro to the second movement of  Dream Variations . He gave me the thumbs up once we had it correctly captured.

Håkan meditates as I record the haunting outro to the second movement of Dream Variations. He gave me the thumbs up once we had it correctly captured.

 And finally, it came to  …the scene of the crime… , Brett Dean’s sinisterly Shakespearean duo drama, for the 'drums and trumpets’ indicated in Hamlet Act 5, Scene 2.

And finally, it came to …the scene of the crime…, Brett Dean’s sinisterly Shakespearean duo drama, for the 'drums and trumpets’ indicated in Hamlet Act 5, Scene 2.

Photos © Andrew Doe