I am so tired of Resphigi. I think two days of recording can tire me out on almost any composer. The BPO has been working on recording an all Resphigi CD for the last two days. Recording can be fun and exciting, and it can also be exhausting. When you are recording you can't really make too many mistakes, and you can't make any extraneous noise. I find trying to be quiet very tiring. When I play the viola there is usually a certain amount of swaying and an occasional foot shuffle- well, these things make small noises. We had to record an extra take today because the microphones were picking up some excessive breathing. Damn, yo. I'm just trying to breath here.
But all in all, recording is interesting and super cool. It is an exciting break from our usual routine, and at the end we have a CD for sale in a record shop near you!
I also enjoy eating the food they provide during recording sessions. I don't know why, but the orchestra management always provides a big old feast for the recording session breaks. This was the best recording food EVER! My first year in the orchestra all we got was pizza, but this time we got delicious little panini sandwiches. Scrumpsh. The musicians look forward to the free food a little too much. You would think we were a bunch of starving hobos the way we go rushing down to the break room.
I think my sleepiness might also have something to do with the fact that we all headed down to the bar after work at- 2:30 this afternoon. Shameful, but fun. I got some oddly fabulous photos of the post recording session revelry.
Aren't we pretty hot? You know you want the BPO. Just admit it.