Oktaven Audio is a recording studio in Mount Vernon, New York specializing in classical, jazz, and acoustic recording.  Ryan Streber and I opened it in 2009 to serve the needs of the art music community, first focusing locally, and our reach has grown each year.  The studio features a 1000 sqft live room, a 9' Hamburg Steinway D, and a lengthy list of equipment and microphones.  Ryan is Oktaven's head engineer, and in addition to being our studio manager, I design packaging and digital presence for clients, as well as record on location.  Below you can see some examples of that work.  I also built the studio with my friend, artist Sean Riley.


International Contemporary Ensemble - Nicholas Masteson, Claire Chase, Joshua Rubin, and Erik Carlson
29 January 2015
Pauline Olivieros: The Well and The Gentle
Abrons Arts Center, New York, NY
video RKAD

Talea Ensemble  
Pierluigi Billone: Mani.Long (2001) *US Premiere
7 March 2014
Bohemian National Hall, New York, NY

Brandon Ridenour, trumpet, piano
Rich Ridenour, piano, arrangement
Piazzolla: Adios Nonino
24 May 2014
DiMenna Center, New York, NY

Perspectives EnsembleAra Dinkjian, oud; Nina Stern, chalumeau; Bridget Kibbey, harp; Sato Moughalian, flute; John Hadfield and Shane Shanahan, percussion
Sayat-Nova: Kamancha
16 May 2013
Judson Memorial Church, New York, NY
video Yuki Kokubo