Gloucestershire’s first dedicated carbon capture recording studio launched
The world’s first dedicated carbon capture music studio has opened at Cotehay Farm, Brockhampton, Gloucestershire.
named ‘Migration Studios‘, the professional, independent recording studio will channel 100% of booking proceeds to new environmental arts charity, Platform Earth, to fund UK-based carbon capture projects to tackle climate change.
The first project Migration Studios will help fund is the Sussex Kelp Restoration Project, a restoration and rewilding partnership aimed at conserving 304 square kilometers of Sussex coastline, which was once home to one of the UK’s most biodiverse habitats. United.
Platform Earth Trustee and co-founder of Migration Studios, Ruth Ganesh said, “We are passionate about this project because native kelp traps 20 times more carbon than terrestrial forests, grows 20 times faster and will have seismic impacts on the carbon capture and biodiversity.
“Successful restoration of the area has the potential to lock in as much carbon as London’s music industry emits each year.”
The launch of Migration Studios in October 2021 saw over 20 musicians, producers and instrumentalists spend three days together writing, recording and producing a record to mark the occasion. The resulting disc, ‘MO0001:’The First Movement’, will be released with a documentary on the creative process directed by Italian filmmaker Carlotta Bianachi.
This inaugural recording session and studio launch was sponsored by Dunkertons Organic Cider, and the two additional production spaces for the event were provided and sponsored by Focusrite, Adam Audio and Novation.
Migration Studios has two production areas: the main studio comprising a large control room and a unique concert hall with a 5.5m gabled cathedral ceiling, and an additional production room which can be rented in conjunction with the main studio for writing camps and larger bands.
Production manager and co-founder of Migration Studios, Richard Jahn said, “Migration Orchestra seeks to connect musicians in collaborative music-making, which due to the pandemic and other factors has divided music-making, more often than not, into largely solitary endeavors.”
Migration Orchestra is said to be an experimental orchestra that blends state-of-the-art production techniques with classical orchestral elements, aiming to reformulate and modernize the boundaries of what an orchestra is traditionally thought of as.
More information about Migration Studios can be found at www.migration-studios.com.