New York, NY (June 6, 2014)—Sennheiser has partnered with the fifth Chelsea Music Festival, which starts today and runs through June 14; the eight-day festival showcases German and Brazilian music, food and art. Sennheiser will provide a full complement of Neumann microphones to be used at a variety of venues throughout New York’s Chelsea neighborhood, as well as a dedicated Momentum headphone listening station at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on 22nd Street.
The Festival will feature musical artists from around the world, engaging audiences of all ages with programs inspired by composer anniversaries of Richard Strauss, Heitor Villa-Lobos and C.P.E. Bach. There will also be culinary and visual artists in attendance over the course of the Festival, which includes evening and daytime concerts, free outdoor performances and street events, panels and many other activities.
Performances will be held at several different venues throughout Chelsea, as well as the Festival’s first outdoor concert, which will be held at Herald Square. Indoor performances will take place within a diverse range of acoustic environments. A pair of Neumann KM D digital microphones and a Neumann DMI-2 portable interface will also accompany Chief Audio Engineer for the festival, Brett Leonard.
“We are lucky to have the digital mics and a Neumann Digital Microphone Interface (DMI) in our mobile kit and we will be relying on this each night,” says Leonard. “Each microphone is extremely quiet and helps eliminate many issues associated with recording in remote locations, such as power and interference.”
In addition to the digital microphone kit, Leonard’s mobile rig will also consist of other microphones including the KM 183, KM 184, KM 185, TLM 103 and others.
Once the recordings are completed and archived, the Festival will consider options to broadcast the material in conjunction with several of the radio stations, which have expressed interest. Additionally, Festival producers are considering the possibility of issuing a compact disc to commemorate the Festival’s fifth season.
Chelsea Music Festival