Recording the start of a musical career

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Working mostly do-it-yourself, the instruments, except for some drum and piano parts, were recorded in informal places on Plotkin’s Mac Airbook with a USB in-box audio interface and several microphones he stowed in his backpack. “We had a great relationship, I would throw out a lot of ideas, then she reacted to what she liked and we went with those, it was easy,” Plotkin said. “We definitely could work together again. Accidently we discovered we fill each other’s holes and accentuate the positive.”

Jon Rosen, whose living room was used to record his upright bass parts, has known Brandt since high school and also kept in touch as both went to college in Manhattan. "I think it's interesting, combining classical with the modern, there is definitely a place for it," Rosen said about Brandt's music.
On the album, Brandt applied composer Steve Reich’s piano phasing technique (two identical lines of music, which begin playing synchronously, but slowly become out of phase with one another when one of them slightly speeds up) on “Glass Box” and she was inspired by Ravel’s “Bolero,” “it starts out so small and at the end is a huge epic masterpiece that you don’t remember how it got so big” to write “The Moment.”
Currently working as a free-lance film composer and at a tech start up, Brandt would like to perform some live shows and continue creating the music she likes. “She’s really unique for our generation,” said Plotkin, who said he doesn’t pigeon-hole the album’s music and tells people that ask to listen to it. “She is extremely talented and hears things differently than a lot of other composers.”

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