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David Lancaster’s orchestral piece ‘Strata’ recorded for new CD release

Recording Strata in Brno

PhD Composition student David Lancaster travelled to Brno in the Czech Republic at the end of June to hear the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra record his orchestral piece ‘Strata’, conducted by Mikel Toms.

The session took place in the elegant Besedni Dum Concert Hall, which was once the workplace of Leos Janacek is now the orchestra’s permanent home. The recording – for CD release on the Ablaze record label and online distribution – is now being mastered and edited in the USA and is scheduled to be released at the end of the year.

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