Claude Debussy "La Mer"
In November 2015, the Symphony Orchestra of the Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf performed La Mer by
Claude Debussy under the baton of Prof. Rüdiger Bohn. Student in the IMM upper-level Classical Music Recording
module recorded rehearsals of the work at the Partikasaal auditorium of the Music Conservatory.
Over a two-day period under the supervision of Prof. Dagmar Birwe, 110 separate takes using a total of 40 microphones were recorded and subsequently mixed and edited by sound engineers Hari Yim (responsible for the first movement) and Simon Schwär (second and third movements). The control room adjoining the auditorium as well as additional IMM equipment were used for the recording session. Sound engineers Armin Badde and Valentin Link completed the recording team.
Simon Schwär received an Honorable Mention at the Student Recording Competition at the 139th AES Convention in Paris for his surround sound audio mixing of the 2nd movement.