Sound, PA Hire and Recording

Image Credit: Ian Wallman / IWPhotographic

As a sound engineer over the last 20 years I’ve had the privilege to work with some great artists, and in some unusual and challenging places, from venues such as the King’s Place and Southbank Centre to festivals such as Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival and Womad, from abandoned warehouses to major UK concerts halls.

I’ve mixed many genres from rock to folk, experimental sound art, jazz, contemporary classical, non-western music and electronica.

As well as being available as an engineer only I also run a high quality PA comprising elements from top manufacturers including D and B, Nexo, AKG, DPA, Neumann and Soundcraft.

Full list here: Tim Hand PA Specification_17_3_17

Prices available on request.

Location recording and mixing is also available.

I can also score read and am familiar with graphic scores and text-based pieces.

Some clients


Sound UK

Providing equipment hire and sound engineering alongside tour management for several UK tours taking in venues such as Purcell Room (Southbank Centre) and Band on the Wall, Manchester.

http://www.sounduk.net/


Tomorrow’s Warriors

Providing PA and mixing for parts of their 2017 UK tour of The Jazz Ticket, a project partnering school big bands with professional jazz musicians.

https://tomorrowswarriors.org/


audiograft Festival

For the last 7 years I have provided PA and sound engineering to this international festival of experimental music and sound art, including octophonic systems and concerts in unusual places.

http://www.audiograft.co.uk/


Turner Sims Concert Hall

Regularly I provide PA and mix shows in this acoustically challenging concert hall. Shows span a wide range of genres and have included Cara Dillon, Courtney Pine, Maarja Nuut, and Vieux Farka Toure. A distributed system of multiple fills is used to create even coverage over a wide and steep rake.

https://www.turnersims.co.uk/


Hampstead Garden Suburb Trust

Sound engineering and equipment hire for all their public meetings including the provision of loop systems.

http://www.rankankan.co.uk/


Third Ear

Touring sound engineer for Athelas Sinfonietta and Annie Gosfield’s Fading Frequencies tour.

http://www.rankankan.co.uk/


Tammy Bedford/ New Dimensions

Recording and mixing of a new commission for artist Nathaniel Mann with musicians from the Nepali community in Hampshire. Two records to be released on Antigen records.

http://www.newdimensions.org.uk/


Ran Kan Kan

I regularly engineer and provide PA for this 21 piece Oxford-based Cuban-style band.

http://www.rankankan.co.uk/


Oxford Contemporary Music

As well as being OCM’s production manager I also cover their small scale events as sound engineer. I’ve mixed Japanese Kotos in arboretums, African Koras in hospitals and everything from Estonian folk to electronica.

www.ocmevents.org


Other Clients

London Jazz Festival (Press and Partners Launch), Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Amber Audio, RNSS, Chipping Norton Theatre, Newbury Corn Exchange, Turner Sims Concert Hall, Ian Nolan Events, Hampstead Garden Suburb Residents Association, Southampton Vedic Society, Unity 101 FM, Herts Jazz Fest, Paul Sparrow Sound, Irregular Folk, Ark-T, Tigmus, [rout], Priddy Folk Festival, Emma’s Trust, Jane Chapman, Kate Halsall, Bushra El Turk.


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