and atmospheres which remain. I
used Omnisphere 2, Alchemy, and
various Output libraries for the ma-
jority of those.
S&P: How did the score trans-
form as you completed the proj-
David Housden: Initially I had
intended for the whole thing to be
very intimate and based around
piano, string quartet, and various
atmospherics. However, the further
we went along, the more it became
apparent that we needed to create
a sense of grandeur for the fantasy
world, so we ended up recording a
full orchestra for a lot of it. But all
of the segments set within the diary
still feature the stripped-down, intimate instrumentation I originally
wanted to use.
S&P: What did you enjoy most
about working on this project?
David Housden: Definitely the recording process! I've worked with
many soloists before but it's the first
time I've ever had the opportunity
to record with a live orchestra, and
to do it at a studio as prestigious as
Ocean Way in Nashville was such a
privilege, it's an experience I'll always carry with me.