Indian Summers

Indian Summers
A chilly October morning at Smecky Studios in Prague was the start of the recording sessions for Channel 4’s sizzling period drama Indian Summers, starring Julie Walters and Henry Lloyd-Hughes. Olga and fellow AIR engineer Nick Wollage between them recorded and mixed Stephen Warbeck’s score for 10 hour-long episodes, featuring orchestras recorded in the UK ...

Ghost Stories wins Broadcast Award

Coldplay’s Ghost Stories won the award for Best Music Programme at the Broadcast Awards held at the Grosvenor Hotel earlier this month. The judges were impressed with the “scale and ambition of SkyArts exclusive recording of Coldplay performing their latest Album, Ghost Stories”. Olga was involved in this project from start to finish – from ...

Olga Nominated for MPG Award

Olga Nominated for MPG Award
 Last Friday I found out I had been nominated in the “Breakthrough Engineer of the Year” category of the Music Producers Guild (MPG) Awards 2015. It’s a real honour to make the shortlist, and good to see so many friends and colleagues also nominated in many different categories. Fingers crossed for the final results in ...

Remote Mixing & Preproduction Studio

Remote Mixing & Preproduction Studio
For sessions on a budget, it is possible to do remote mixing or preproduction & editing at Olga’s private studio in South London. The studio is equipped with: Pro Tools HDX UAD-2 Octo DSP Card Dynaudio monitors A huge selection of plugins by Audioease, Fabfilter, Soundtoys, Waves and UAD. A super fast internet connection makes ...

Yellow Bird Premiere

Yellow Bird Premiere
After much hard work getting it finished, finally Yellow Bird had it’s world premiere as part of the BFI London Film Festival. Directed by long-time Tim Burton and Wes Anderson collaborator, Christian De Vita, it’s an animation for all ages telling the tale of a family of birds attempting their annual migration led by the clueless ...

Invictus Games Anthem

Invictus Games Anthem
I have been lucky enough to work on a very special project with Coldplay’s Chris Martin and composer/arranger, John Metcalfe. Chris composed the official Anthem, based on a poem by Ernest William Henley, for the Invictus Games. An international sporting event for sick and injured service-people, the Invictus Games is held at Queen Elizabeth Olympic ...

Billy Liar at Sonica

Billy Liar at Sonica
Recording music for Billy Liar at London’s Sonica Studios I visited the 1950s with Isobel Waller-Bridge, recording her Jazz score for Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre’s production of Billy Liar. We made our first visit to Clapham’s Sonica studios in South London, a hidden gem with a gorgeous vintage Bechstein grand. Their really interesting mic collection, ...

Daughter 4AD Session

Daughter 4AD Session
Earlier this year, I recorded a unique collaboration between the band Daughter, composer Joe Dudell and an ensemble of 10 classical musicians. The session was filmed by award-winning film-makers, Jane Pollard and Iain Forsyth for the 4AD Sessions series, and also has a limited release on 12” vinyl. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPK67Px8sR8&list=PLwgcZMQ2VP7H1BoKhf-u9vbFSNh8BWkON The videos speak for themselves, but if ...

Coldplay’s “Ghost Stories” Released

Coldplay's
For the last 12 months I have been engineering for Coldplay on their 6th studio album, Ghost Stories, released today. Working closely with producers Paul Epworth, Dan Green, and Rik Simpson, I worked mainly at the band’s own studios, as well as orchestral and band sessions at AIR Studios and strings at Abbey Road. It ...

Coldplay’s “Atlas” Released

Coldplay's
Coldplay’s latest single ‘Atlas’, featured in the Hunger Games – Catching Fire, was released on Sunday. I had a great time recording this, with producers Rik Simpson and Dan Green, at both the bands own studio and an evening recording piano back home in AIR Studio 1. Coldplay’s twitter feed says the song is the ...