recording-production

Here you will find me on production (mine and others), recorded materials (some for live performances) and arrangements. In recording the cello, the capacity that I work in will depend on the artist I work with, from free improvisations to direct translation of ideas. I generate prep with lines of melody, harmony, countermelodies, chords, textures etc., anything that could be used. Recording sessions have either been done at home or in recording studios near and far. Anything is possible, just.

I have had the pleasure of working with a vast number of solo artists and bands/collectives/groups, some of which I have been a longstanding member of. You’ll find some on the discogs link below. I’ve yet to complete it with everything I’ve done, but for now this’ll do. https://www.discogs.com/artist/420572-Semay-Wu

Artist/recordedlinknotes
2022
paul barantbcrecorded at 61 Berkeley street, glasgow
Solo Music/waterfront studios in camelon & hometbcongoing, in prep
Paper Machine Music/hometbcongoing, in prep
2021
field recording experiments/Collemacchiahttps://semaywu.com/2022/0/13/the-apennine-mountain-footpaths/ ongoing, in prep
i Scan The Room/home & glasgowhttps://semaywu.com/compositions/Commissioned by Stewart Smith and “Jazz at the Third Eye”, Glasgow
Sounds Like Scran/homehttps://www.soundslikescran.comAudiovisual production, post-production & website presentation of a Manchester-wide community project. Commission by CFCCA
2020
Henry The Rabbit/amsterdam“Songs of the Marsh”Recorded in 2016. Released by Moon Glyph (cassette) Feb 26 2021
John-Mark Lapham/home tbcongoing, in prep
Ilya Ziblat Shay/home“A Fundamental mode of being in the World”voiceover work. Published on Seismograf (peer-reviewed audio paper)-06 April 2021
His Grace the Earl of Killorglin/hometbccello work
Old Fire/homeSongs from the Haunted SouthThe song “Dead House Dream” for the film “Where is Palestine?”-2020. Documentary. Director: Nathan Driskell
Lisa Fannen/homeFaultline
Chitty
Composed, recorded and produced for Lisa’s poem ‘Chitty”. ‘Faultline’ – released: May 22, 2020
Semay & Gavin Brown ‘Onthefly/larbert02022020 space
our performance
Performed live. Video produced for live-stream event, brainchild of Lam Lai, composer in The Hague.
2019
Semay Wu/amsterdamExquisite CorpseAudio Production for (Flora Reznik’s) docu-video (Jan/Feb 2020) for composition ‘Exquisite Corpse’, with Dan Gibson, and New Emergences. Premiered Nov 23 2019, Splendor, Amsterdam.
Matthew Bourne/londontbc Salomé recordings for Coup D’Archet (Glenn Armstrong) label.
Liam Gallagher/londonOnce
Champagne Supernova
BBC Radio 1 Piano Sessions, at the end of his European tour.
Semay Wu/homedocu’ hereLive solo performance: composition with automata – Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre. Short doc produced by OnTheFly. Audio by Semay.
Sonja van Kerkhoff/homeAn Unfinished Symphony
video here
Arranged, performed and produced for video by Sonja van Kerkhoff.
Henry The Rabbit/amsterdamEnola GayCello recorded for the track “Enola Gay” for Petrol Chips
2018
Stephen Hero/lancashireDeciduous EccentricCello on Deciduous Eccentric, released Sept 27 2019
Howie Reeve/glasgowCracks – Come to the SurfaceWritten with Howie Reeve, recorded and mastered by Jim McEwan, Glasgow.
Kris Weston/varioustbcRecorded at home and lancashire. various sessions.
Philip Kay/homeHennessey advertCello work – composed/arranged by Philip Kay for Woodwork Music.
Semay Wu/homevideo herePerformance at White Space in Edinburgh, for Sonically Depicting. Video and audio production.
Semay Wu/hong kong“Walking with Doreen” Film made (to be completed). Field recordings from self-funded residency in HK, and voices recorded from residency in Oxford (below).
Semay Wu/home & oxforddocu’ hereModern Art Oxford – public residency. Short doc (for now).
2017
Theatre Alibi/exeterApple John
audio here
cello/performer – music composed and performed by Tom Johnson for Theatre Alibi’s production: Apple John. Recording production: Duncan Chave
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