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The Right Note

Improvisation is terribly haphazard … In writing music, the structure of each piece is a very important factor.

Leo Ornstein, Oral History, American Music, Yale University, 1977/11/19–20


We are a twenty–five minute drive from Cork City, five minutes from Macroom and eleven hours and forty minutes from Detroit, Michigan.
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The final few minutes drive into rural Cork can be something of a trial if you are not generally used to anything less than an eight–lane highway — do remember to keep to the left and watch out for sight–seeing cows.

A Tanglewood guitar hanging on a black and white regional road sign labelled Ruisín (Gaeilge) and Rusheen (English) near Macroom, County Cork, Republic of Ireland.

Separate Recording rooms let you see with no audio spill. A dead sound Vocal Booth, Drum Room with a little Air, both visible from the Live Room. We've even been asked to turn the drums up on occasions!

Machine Music

Dick Hyman’s recording of his jazz composition The Minotaur was the first Moog–based Billboard Top 40 hit single in July, 1969.