28Aug2018

Harbeth Live series featuring David Rees-Williams 2 Min

Harbeth loudspeakers has launched a new track to its latest live music video series - Harbeth Live - Introduced to mark the company's 40th Anniversary. Produced by Kent-based audio and video production company, Duet Media Technologies, feauting pianist David Rees-Williams.

 David Rees-Williams began his music career as a chorister at New College at New College Oxford, where the rich variety of musical styles performed by choir and organ were to make strong and lasting impressions. From there he won the top music scholarship to Cranleigh School where he studied piano, oboe and organ. He studied at The Royal College of Music from 1979 and graduated from there with a B.Mus (Hons) in 1981. While still a student, he held posts as organist at two London churches. 

David leads The David Rees-Williams Trio, formed in 1988. Based in Canterbury, Kent,  they have performed many concerts in a diverse selection of festivals and events in the UK, Europe and The United States. They specialise in a programme that unites the best of classical and jazz. They caught the imagination of Radio 3 listeners when David's arrangement of Purcell's When I am Laid on Earth from their privately recorded album Classically Minded was played by Sean Rafferty on In Tune in the summer of 2001. The response was extraordinary and subsequently led to the trio being invited by the BBC to record a commercial disc on their new Late Junction label.

Harbeth loudspeakers played a pivotal role in the mastering of the production with project partners Duet Media Technologies commenting ''If you can't accurately hear what's going on in a recording then you can't make any critical judgement. The speakers and the acoustics of the room you're in are very important in the mixing environment. It's not the case of them being flattering in the sound. High-end hifi speakers should be truthful to what has been recorded. Harbeths are very true to the music and sound, a natural sound is essential when editing, as is quality speakers, which Harbeths most certainly are.''