Pierogie Lunaire Studios has come to embody what I do as a creative musician. A modest space on the third floor of my home, it’s where I compose, record, edit and mix, write, and sometimes just clear my head. Pierogie Lunaire Studios represents a very Pittsburgh take on what it means to be an artist and working musician—thoughtful, serious, and ridiculously fun. Sometimes all in the same project.
Audio production is a growing part of my work and I get just as excited about helping other people bring their creative projects to fruition as I do my own. I’m comfortable working in a variety of styles from rock, to jazz, to classical, and much more, so if you’re in the Pittsburgh area and have a project you’d like to record, I’d love to talk with you about it. I can accommodate a small group in my home studio and can also record on location.
For live location recording, I provide a redundant system for up to eight tracks, meaning that I split the analog signal to a completely independent computer/audio interface so that if, God forbid, one computer crashes, there’s a track for track duplicate still running. Thankfully, I’ve never had my gear quit on me during a performance, but I feel better knowing that I have a complete backup and I think you will too.
The following audio samples are from recent projects and show a variety of styles. I’m grateful to the performers for permission to share their work with you.
Again in Montana, Scott Williams
This track features a beautiful song by Scott Williams who also performs on guitars, mandolin, and lead vocals. We multi-tracked this entirely in my home studio and I’m particularly pumped about how the final chorus turned out.
Ubi Caritas, Ola Gjeilo
Performed by Pittsburgh School for the Choral Arts’ Concentio Choir
This is a location recording I made at Shadyside Presbyterian Church for the Pittsburgh School for the Choral Arts’ Concentio and Chamber Choirs. You can hear this and many other beautiful performances on the PLS-produced album Sing On!
from the Ravello release Separate Self
This is one of my original compositions performed by IonSound Project for Ravello’s all Phil Thompson release, Separate Self. We recorded this album at Audible Images in Pittsburgh and I did all the editing and mixing here at Pierogie Lunaire. Mastering was performed by PARMA Recordings. I am super proud of how this album turned out.