A challenge in production is to NOT get stuck searching for the "perfect" music bed. It's tempting when you love music like I do. How easy it would be to spend hours playing track after track of brilliant creations alternating with fast forwarding thru trash cuts. After years of doing production--you soon realize that is a time-eater. I'm working on an underwritng spot for the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust here in Studio G at the Mohn Broadcast Center. LAMH is celebrating the dedication of its new home, in Pan Pacific Park, across from The Grove and Farmer's Markets. The music must reflect a sensitivity to the memory of the holocaust while celebrating the dedication of a new home. Searching for the perfect music was approaching, but not quite, at quest level yet. I knew in my "sound mind" I wanted to hear a cello on this music bed.
This is a pretty amazing video of Ethan Winer playing 37 separate cello parts to create one song. He even plays the percussion parts on his cello. It was recorded on 23 tracks using 37 plug-in effects. He spent hundreds of hours on this project so its worth a viewing.
For more information on the opening celebrations at the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, http://www.lamoth.org/the-museum/opening-celebrations
(Audio clip is an underwriting spot for The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust featuring a musical excerpt of Ethan Winer, cellist, performing Cello Rondo. SCPR voice talent is Alex Cohen.)