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@David_Wise I saw you were taking questions so I had a brief one: your Twitter banner background shows you in front of a chamber orchestra – if you can say, what is the story on this?.

Video Games Live Recording Session

Video Games Live is the brain child of Tommy Tallarico. These are a series of orchestral shows and albums performed all over the globe. Tommy had invited me over for the recording session of Donkey Kong Country, performed for the Level 4 Album.

The recording venue was Smecky Studios in Prague, which is the capital city of the Czech Republic.

And whilst there, I had my photo taken in front of the orchestra.

Smecky Studios: Prague

I had been to Smecky Recording Studios twice before whilst recording sessions at Rare. It’s based in Europe in the amazing capital city of Prague, as used in the first Mission Impossible Film. There have been so many famous soundtracks recorded here. The building itself is incredibly regal with a rich history attached to it.

The album was recorded just before Christmas and I arrived as the incredible artist BT was finishing an album there. A short walk from the studio there were festive markets and holiday decorations. It looked absolutely magical. After the session, I left as snow gently covered the ground and drove over to Salzburg in Austria for a few days skiing.

Smecky Studios Prague

Here I am with Robin Beanland, who’s playing his Flumpet, Eimear Noone conducting and Tommy Tallarico introducing us. Laura Intravia also joined us on stage with her Electronic Wind Instrument: She’s the talented one.

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Laura Intravia