RT lets students in on CABARET
5/29/2011 (updated 3/19/2012)

Judith Salkin, The Desert Sun
Thompson was in Idyllwild for two days at Idyllwild Arts Academy to lay down tracks for "Cabaret of Souls" along with David Piltch on stand-up bass and the string section students of the IAA orchestra, under the direction of Peter Askim.

Working in the thinner mountain air and with a recording session that would last long into the night, Thompson spoke barely above a whisper to save his vocal strength for the studio.

Musician Richard Thompson records a guitar track for his
project "Cabaret of Souls" at the Idyllwild Arts Academy.
Crystal Chatham, The Desert Sun

It's good to get out of your comfort zone once in awhile. You have to challenge yourself, don't you? For this piece I had to push myself to learn more about scoring for strings, and that was very educational for me. -RT

2009 through 2011