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What's a Tonmeister ? Meet Virginia Read
Old 6th October 2019
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What's a Tonmeister ? Meet Virginia Read

If you've wondered what a Tonmeister is or does, this interview is very illuminating.

https://www.abc.net.au/radionational...-aria/11568624

Here's the direct playback link: https://radio.abc.net.au/programitem/pgE6gOmQn6

Virginia Read makes both studio and live recordings for Australia's national broadcaster ABC Radio. She is the only female to have won an ARIA Award for Best Engineer, and is one of very few women to be accredited as a Tonmeister

Here's a shorter interview made a few years ago with Virginia: https://www.limelightmagazine.com.au...virginia-read/

Here she discusses the logistics of recording Tristan and Isolde live: https://www.limelightmagazine.com.au...stan-und-mike/

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one of very few women to be accredited as a Tonmeister.
Admittedly I did not follow the links and I have not heard of this tonmeister before, but this statement seems a little odd. The Tonmeister programme at Surrey University alone has been producing female Tonmeisters for at least three decades.

I'd put the number of women tonmeister graduates in the UK at the triple figure mark.


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Admittedly I did not follow the links and I have not heard of this tonmeister before, but this statement seems a little odd. The Tonmeister programme at Surrey University alone has been producing female Tonmeisters for at least three decades.

I'd put the number of women tonmeister graduates in the UK at the triple figure mark.


Dave
Yes unfortunately the article and interview are quite Australian-centric, but beyond that it's worth following up for anyone curious about the various skills brought to bear by someone with that title.
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