The Stereo Society control room on break

photo: Molesworth

The control room of the Stereo Society during the
recording of Charles Ives' Universe Symphony

The Palladium boots under the mixing desk will be removed before the next photoshoot. You take them off when you're working in the winter so that you don't get blown to bits by static electricity. Make sure you always connect to ground: the gray carpet and Manhattan underneath.

You can see the spark, sometimes, when you forget. That's a discharge which can take out a recording. Such are digital electronics.

See Johnny Reinhard working on the central video monitor.

download a bundle of four five-minute excerpts
from the Universe Symphony (18Mb): mp3 | m4a

Download 1.3Mb print-quality photo
to Ives Downloads and Resources page

Ives Primer 1: His Life
Ives Primer 2: His Significance
Ives Primer 3: His Universe Symphony
Ives: Short Biography
Ives Downloads and Resources

Symphonic Tradition And The Universe Symphony, by Johnny Reinhard
Of Pitch And Time: Delivering The Universe Symphony, by Johnny Reinhard
Interview (2005) with Johnny Reinhard about the Universe Symphony

Performers of the Universe Symphony
Recording the Universe Symphony: the producer's note
Recording the Universe Symphony: the sound engineer's note

Thumbnail links to selected Ives site illustrations

Premiere Previews and Reviews:
New York Times June 2 1996
(Richard Taruskin)
New York Times June 8 1996
(Alex Ross)
Village Voice April 5 1995 (Kyle Gann)
Village Voice June 4 1996
(Kyle Gann)
Village Voice June 25 1996
(Kyle Gann)

To Johnny Reinhard's home at the Stereo Society