Andrew Smillie

Andrew Smillie

Andrew has been recording and producing music since he got a plastic toy microphone as a child. He now spends his time working for BBC Radio 3, recording chamber music, large orchestral works, jazz, and is beginning to specialise in World Music. He enjoys travelling to places across the globe, carrying bulky equipment that always gets him questioned at airport security, and improvising microphone stands with found objects and gaffer tape. Andrew also occasionally lectures uninterested students in the value of proper microphone placement, the glory of stereophonic sound, and other such arcane knowledge.

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1001 Arabian Nights starring  Brian Blessed & Rory Bremner

Rory BremnerClick below to hear and read Rory Bremner’s interviews about working on The Opus Pocus

“I loved being involved with this project – the idea of setting a funny and fast-moving script to the original music was inspired, creating a lively and engaging experience that I’ve rarely experienced in classical music productions for a younger audience. It could become a kind of Peter and the Wolf for a new generation.”

– Rory Bremner

Brian Blessed“The script had me chuckling from start to finish, but I was also struck by how original the concept was: a children’s story written to perfectly overlay an entire symphony (and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade is one of my favourites, by the way) as an exciting introduction to classical music. a magical idea indeed!”

– Brian Blessed

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