A few weeks ago I was invited into the recording studios at Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) to work on a pilot program, Writing Minnesota. I was joined by the immensely talented Patrick Coyle, Charles Fraser, Michael Booth, and Tena-May Gallivan to record a scripted version of Charles Baxter’sThe Winner. I voiced the sassy seductress/Other Woman, Lorraine. Writing Minnesota will air Friday, April 15, at noon and Sunday, April 17, at 6 p.m. on Minnesota Public Radio News stations across the state – listen live (91.1 in the Twin Cities), or stream online. UPDATE 4/16/2011: Writing Minnesota is now available for online listening! You can listen to the whole program or just Charles Baxter's The Winner here.
And now, a peek inside the studio at MPR:
The last time I was in this studio was for a piano performance by Koji Attwood while he was in town for the Walker Art Center's Baryshnikov: Solos with Piano
Who knew MPR transports their artists to and from studio sessions via pneumatic tubes?
Could this be yet another Neumann condenser mic? Why yes, yes it could. I'm sensing a theme here. As demonstrated by the lighting, you can see that the heavens also approve.
No separation between mics meant my stomach growling could ruin Charles' take. I'm neither confirming nor denying whether that actually happened.
Nuemann condenser mic + windscreen. This beauty deserves representation from all angles. HOT.
Hanging up the headphones for the day.