AEA Sessions: Phil O’Connor – Clarinet Solo

Clarinetist Phil O’Connor performs ‘Capriccio Of Solo Clarinet’

This AEA session demonstrates the clarity and nuance provided when the supercardioid KU4 is paired with the stereo R88 to capture clarinetist, Phil O’Connor, at The Bridge Recording, in Los Angeles while he performs Heinrich Sutermeister’s delicate ‘Capriccio Of Solo Clarinet’. Filmed in elegant, high-contrast black and white, O’Connor performs into a KU4 four feet ahead while the R88 breathes in the ambience of the vast soundstage; all without any reverb, EQ, or compression.

Phil O’Connor perform “Capriccio Of Solo Clarinet”
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Behind the Scenes

  • AEA KU4 - Clarinet
  • AEA R88 - Room Miking
  • RPQ Preamps
  • ProTools HD @ 96k/24bit
About The Artist

Philip O’Connor is a Frank H. Buck Foundation Scholarship winner. This provided Phil with the unique opportunity of studying the clarinet and saxophone at California State University, Hayward (Bachelor of Arts), the Manhattan School of Music (Master of Music), and at University of Southern California (Advanced Studies Performance Certificate).

Phil has been fortunate to perform with many of Southern California’s fine ensembles, some of which include recent performances with the symphony orchestras of Long Beach, Pasadena, and Santa Barbara, the Los Angeles Opera, Opera Pacific, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, and dedicated chamber orchestra concerts with Jacaranda, XTET, and Mladi. Recognized as a leading figure in contemporary music, Phil is a member of the highly acclaimed ensemble XTET. Phil has been involved in numerous live radio broadcasts for WQXR (New York), KJAZ, KMZT, and many others. As a clarinetist, he can be heard performing on numerous motion picture soundtracks, and television shows.

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