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Strata in Brno.

Without a doubt, the highlight of June 2015 was my trip to the Czech Republic, where Strata was being recorded by the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Mikel Toms, on the morning of Friday 26th. The recording took place i the orchestra's permanent home Besedni dum (pictured above) which has been a concert hall for some 150 years and was for a time the workplace of composer Leos Janacek. Producing the recording was Douglas Knehans, director of the Ablaze Record label. It was clear that Mikel, Douglas and the orchestra had a fine understanding of the music and an almost uncanny sense of my intentions, and the music came together very quickly. It was a pleasure to work with them and I

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