Treehouse Mobile Touring Studio. Live digital feeds for broadcast, multitrack / multicamera CD and DVD recording, Live CD mixing, overdubs and remixing.

 

 

 


photo: Christine Rucker

 

 

 

 

                                   

Live Sound mixing for Laurelyn Dossett and friends as well as
Dom Flemons of THE CAROLINA CHOCOLATE DROPS at
The Harvest Moon Festival on the lawn.

    

Robert is invited to be Music Programmer and DJ for special events and exhibitions at the museum.

Reynolda House Museum of American Art

 

 

 

Real Estate Sales Videos for Luxury Homes
These short lifestyle videos are a cut above the ordinary house walkthrough tour. Treehouse Mobile Studio shoots wonderful interiors and exteriors as still images and the incorporates them into the lifestyle video of the property. A winning combination!

See the latest post for a luxury golf home near Hickory, NC.

 

 

Production of The Beatles song "PIGGIES" for the international project:
THE BEATLES COMPLETE ON UKULELE , Based in London & Brooklyn.

Robert Kirk produced this George Harrison song for the ongoing website The Beatles Complete on Ukulele.com.... a three year project to chronicle the entire Beatles catalogue with new versions of their songs recorded by bands & individuals from all over the world. Adair Mallory sang a gorgeous version of "Piggies" accompanied by the Celtic group Immigrant's Daughter ... along with several local talents, including a kids chorus.

TAKE A LISTEN !

 

 

IMMIGRANT'S DAUGHTER, THE WINTER MOON
A gorgeous, new seasonal Celtic CD recorded at the Treehouse Studio in Winston-Salem. In addition all the photographs and video were produced by Robert Kirk.
The CD was produced by flutist Sharon Fogarty.

Guest singer Rhiannon Giddens of the Carolina Chocolate Drops has just won a Grammy!

THE WINTER MOON was played in Christmas rotation on NPR's Thistle & Shamrock hosted by Fiona Ritchie.


The Durham-based traditional band Carolina Chocolate Drops have been nominated for a 2012 Grammy Award for their recording “Leaving Eden.”

Visit Immigrant's Daughter website.

 

 

 

      

 

HATCH Early Learning
For more than 20 years Hatch® has been committed to supporting the needs of the early childhood education community.

* Treehouse Mobile Studio produces a series of presentation videos and photography catalogues for Instant Classrooms
..........1) Computers ...2) Pre-K ....3) Toddler ....4) Infant

* Treehouse Mobile Records voice and produces the music for the iStartSmarttm Learning System
............iStartSmart™ is a research-driven instructional technology system designed to increase school readiness skills and provide standards-based, individualized progress monitoring at the touch of a button. .........................iStartSmart Webpage

* Treehouse Mobile records the soundtrack for the Teach Smart Learning System
..........The TeachSmart® Learning System is an interactive, hands-on technology tool which enables early childhood teachers to plan for playful and purposeful activities for children.
..........................................................Teach Smart Learning System Webpage


Journeys Into Early Music

* Treehouse Mobile and the team of Damon Carmona & Martha Bassett produce a 56 song children's music learning CD for Hatch.

Kirk was able to work with students and faculty members of The University of North Carloina School of the Arts, The Winston-Salem Symphony, and other local musicians/kids to perform on this CD featuring treasured nursery rhymes in most delightful arrangements.

 

 

 

Installation Project for Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center
Francis Marion University will pull the curtain on a new performing arts center later this year. The $34 million center located in Florence, S.C represents the culmination of five years of collaborative effort. Kirk joined his associates at Schneider AV Services and Strategic Connections as a team member in the installation of the theater's state of the art sound and data systems..


Robert and the cable pulls below the racks.

 

 

Alison Krauss, Summer Festival Tour
Kirk is back on the road teching with Alison and the band for Summer Festivals like RIVERBEND in Chattanooga.

 

 

DOVECOTEDECOR.COM, Interior Photography
Robert Kirk always enjoys shooting fine interiors! This exclusive Winston-Salem personal shopping service says "if you found us then you have a blackbelt in shopping".
dovecotedecor.com


 

TRIAD STAGE, THE MUSIC OF PROVIDENCE GAP
This CD is the fourth production by Kirk for Triad Stage and Laurelyn Dossett. The music was recorded at the Treehouse Studio along with Scott Manring, Carl Jones, and Matt Kendrick. Laurelyn's songs on this CD are simply wonderful and the play created quite a buzz.
Triad Stage
Laurelyn Dossett


Rehearsal / Pre-Production at TREEHOUSE STUDIO

 

 

LAURELYN DOSSETT & KEN FRAZELLE, SONGS IN THE REAR VIEW MIRROR
Reynolda House Museum Of American ArtTreehouse Mobile records the performance and provides sound for this moving body of work.
“Rear View Mirror” is the result of that journey; Ken has taken all of these images and stories and woven them into a gorgeous and powerful piece for piano and voice.
Laurelyn Dossett..... Reynolda House

 

 

CAROLINA CHOCOLATE DROPS, foh engineer
Kirk goes on the road in NC mixing front of house for this sensational band playing SOLD OUT shows! Rhiannon Giddens nominated for a grammy!

Take a look at their website for tickets and CDs.


 

 

ACID ALKALINE DIET .COM
Robert Kirk, along with theTreehouse Mobile Studio team, researched and produced health related phone interviews with renown authors and experts for this Australian based website. http://www.acidalkalinediet.com/members/
Listen to some of these interviews


 

 

MARCY PLAYGROUND, Tour
Remeber SEX & CANDY? Working with Deep South Entertainment in Raleigh, multitrack recording was in place for several dates on the recent tour in anticipation of the new CD! Mixes will be available online as part of the promotion. Deep South Entertainment Marcy Playground

 

 

 

 

GOODBYE SOLO ...... a new film by Ramin Bahrani
WINNER AT THE VENICE FILM FESTIVAL
Robert Kirk/Treehouse Mobile recorded ADR and field effects for this award winning new film.

By A. O. SCOTT/ NY TIMES

The story told in “Goodbye Solo,” Ramin Bahrani’s wonderful third feature, is moving and mysterious, and you may find yourself pondering its implications for a long time after the film’s simple and haunting final images have faded. But it all begins matter-of-factly enough with a conversation between a taxi driver and his passenger, who proposes an unusual business arrangement.

view trailer
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........Promotional Poster........ ......................Ramin with Peaches (cab dispatch voice) at ADR session

 

 

MELISSA REAVES CD : "HOLIDAZE"
Mobile recording and holiday cheer at its finest! The truck went up to a snowy Boone, NC to hunker down in a rural church for two days with rocker Melissa Reaves & her musical director, keyboardist Dave Fox (along with her band) to come up with a new spin on Christmas favorites. The mixes and mastering followed immeditely and the CD had its release to rave reviews. www.melissareaves.com

 

 

ALISON KRAUSS and UNION STATION featuring Jerry Douglas ..
Robert was asked by the award winning tour production company SE Systems to join the crew all summer on the road with Alison Krauss and her band as they travelled to 47 cities all over the US. Kirk worked with the band's backline gear, set and lighting, and shot stills and video for DS Management and Rounder Records. Visit Alison's website and see Robert's images.

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.......AKUS. tour schedule. .......(website photo) ......................Cliff Miller & Bernie Velluti, FOH, Kansas City

 

 

WFDD-FM, 88.5 Wake Forest University
Each week Robert Kirk hosts the poular live radio show FRIDAY NIGHT JAZZ. This audio travelogue presents an eclectic mix of Jazz standards, Broadway tunes, World & Folk songs and interviews with world acclaimed musicians. You can hear the broadcast (8-11pm) live at wfdd.org.

Interviews have included Bela Fleck (with Chick Corea), drummer Simon Phillips, blues legend John Hammond, New York songwriters Jaymay & Joy Askew, and Texan Carrie Rodriquez.

hear an excerpt

 
Sony Classics Pictures "JUNEBUG", filmed in Winston Salem, NC. Robert Kirk was hired as still photographer for the film which has appeared at The Sundance Film Festival and at the Cannes Film Festival. Amy Adams (pictured left) has become quite the rising film star! View the trailer and see photos at this link> (http://www.allmoviephoto.com/photo/2005_Junebug_photo.html)



Kirk's photographs make up the DVD Cover.

Annually

Merlefest, Wilkesboro, NC - Robert works directly with SE Systems in Greensboro for almost the past decade designing a recording studio & fiber optic link to all eleven stages at the four day festival. Kirk's archival studio records all artists at each stage everyday and feeds XM Satellite Radio, Martha's Vineyard Radio, WUNC-TV, and others.(www.merlefest.org)

MIX MAGAZINE TEC AWARDS, WINNER, OUTSTANDING CREATIVE ACHIEVEMENT : Tour Sound Production
(Awards go to FOH Engineer, Monitor Engineer, and Tour Company.)
Alison Krauss + Union Station, featuring Jerry Douglas
FOH Engineer: Bernie Velluti
Monitor Engineer: Mark Richards
Tour Company: SE Systems, Greensboro, NC (www.sesystems.com)
Winning over the Rolling Stones, Dave Matthews, James Taylor, & White Stripes!


The festival is making these recordings available as downloads www.festivalink.net from the fine folks who got the mix "hand-offs" at Airshow Mastering out of Boulder Colorado. airshowmastering.com

 

 

CSB Broadcasting School, Instructor
Robert teaches Pro Tools & Radio Production to all age students in the new Charlotte, NC facility. CSB School has been an education leader for some 45 years with locations nationwide. http://gocsb.com/


 

 

 


One of many assignments with DRUMHEAD MAGAZINE (New York) was to photograph Brann Dailor, drummer of the hot new band MASTODON.

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CD Recording: Beautiful Star at Triad Stage
An Appalachian Nativity
From the creators of last season's successful Brother Wolf comes a musical and storytelling journey from Genesis to Nativity. A spiritual evening for the entire family. Treehouse Mobile recorded 16 songs at Triad Stage and mixed with Laurelyn Dossett (composer) back in the studio. Rhiannon Giddens who played on the session (pictured below) is now travelling the world with The Carolina Chocalate Drops and Taj Mahal.

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SciWorks, Community Day
Treehouse Mobile provided outdoor sound and staging for this festival day of music, fun & learning. The event brought in over 3,000 people. sciworks.org

 

Winston-Salem Monthly Magazine Robert's photography graces the cover and inside spread for this new, wonderful magazine here in Winston-Salem. The September cover story features local art patron and philanthropist Phil Hanes. Winston-Salem Monthly is published by Media General.

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WFMT Chicago
Robert was asked to record Pinchas Zuckerman in his hotel room in Greensboro while he was in town for The Eastern Music Festival. This will be used for the interview conducted simultaneously with host Jan Weller of WFMT

 

The Reynolda House Museum of American Art: Documentary Film
"Orientalism in the Decorative Arts"
This thirty minute documentary film
was shot in the main reception hall with Barbara Millhouse & Dr. Joyce Schiller in discussion
about the renovation and decorations at Reynolda. Treehouse recorded musical segments for the video on the rare Aeolian Pipe Organ located in the main room. www.reynoldahouse.org

   
 
 

Recording Studio at Winston Salem State University Robert was asked by The University to supervise the revitalization of a wonderfully outfitted recording studio which will be a centerpiece to a new music arts program on campus. The studio will combine the finest analogue gear with new digital and computer based technology. www.wssu.edu

CD Recording: Triad Stage in Greensboro

Brother Wolf - An Appalachian Adventure with Mountain Music (www.triadstage.org)
by Preston Lane, music by Laurelyn Dossett
A world premiere adventure in the tradition of the award winning film "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?"
Robert recorded the score (14 songs) live at the stage and mixed the CD with Laurelyn back in the studio. There were no overdubs or edits. Tear rendering songs recorded in a fashion one rarely hears anymore. Preview and order the CD www.triadstage.org/brother_music.cfm

Jeri Rowe of GO TRIAD writes: "The soundtrack, available at www.polecatcreek.net, is aided by the sound guidance of Winston-Salem sound guru Robert Kirk. He recorded almost all the tunes on one long day in January inside Triad Stage. He used six old-school microphones, one of which was owned by Barbra Streisand and Glenn Frey. These sensitive tube microphones, some dating back to the 1950s, give the recording a real sense of warmth. It captures every stacked harmony, every fiddle creak, every banjo pluck, every catch in the voices of Bassett, Baugus, Dossett and Sickenberger. It's gorgeous."

 

 

Mellow Mushroom, Winston-Salem & Greensboro, N.C. Treehouse Mobile Installation has designed and installed a superb, well tuned sound system for these new restaurants with over three dozen speakers offering full stereo coverage right down to the restrooms and even outdoors. The design was based around specific speaker placement, multiple amplifiers, and critical equalization to allow for plenty of volume and fidelity without interrupting conversation. ( www.mellowmushroom.com )




 

Downtown arts district assocation DADA (of Winston-Salem) - Co-produced an eighteen band compliation CD to help raise awareness to the downtown arts district and to raise money for an arts community center. (www.dada.ws.org)


GO TRIAD: ROBERT KIRK voted in the top ten list of Triad
personalities as music producers whose CD has raised thousands for a Community Arts Center in
Downtown Winston-Salem. (http://www.gotriad.com/article/articleview/17109/1/14/)

  Previous Projects:

*North Carolina School of the Arts: Kirk is proud to have been asked to be a part of an annual teaching position for several years running (intensive arts weekend) in mobile recording and stage setup for the sound design & production class under David Smith. (www.ncarts.edu)

*WQFS 90.9 FM, Guilford College Radio - Weekly radio show DJ with interviews, live & recorded music featuring area bands and individuals plus Robert's vast vinyl collection of archival rock and jazz albums.... and a fresh listen to recently released national and international CDs. (www.guilford.edu/wqfs)

*Radio Relish, arts and entertainment weekly, The Winston-Salem Journal, WSNC-FM Listen
* Liquorhouse Soul Revue , DVD from the Katrina Benefit Concert at WSSU
• Mary Prankster: Live CD"Lemonade" - 9:30 Club, Washington DC, Blind Tiger Video Listen!
• Martha Bassett: "Mortal Flesh" , "In Your Dreams", & "Sinner's Prayer" CD Production
• Clare Fader & The Vaudevillains: "Seventh & Trade" CD (www.clarefader.com) Listen!
• Taj Mahal at Neighborhood Theater (Charlotte)
• Cool John Ferguson CD with Music Maker Relief Foundation (www.musicmaker.org) Listen!
• Fur Lined Volcanos DVD Live @ Pourhouse Raleigh
*Rubber Soul Showcase Night Host, Bands, Prizes, Surprises


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