Bill Siegmund, owner, engineer, producer
Recording engineer Bill Siegmund has been active in the New York audio community for over 20 years. After he graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Music Technology from New York University, Bill became the Chief Recording Engineer at the Manhattan School of Music.
Since 1989 he has owned Digital Island Studios, a recording company specializing in the production of classical music. He has recorded Kurt Mazur with the New York Philharmonic, James Levine conducting members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Sergio and Odair Assad, Alec Baldwin, Bargemusic, the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Paquito D’Rivera, Lukas Foss, Philip Glass, Osvaldo Golijov, Thomas Hampson, Felix Hell, the The Knights Chamber Orchestra, Sir Gilbert Levine, John Lithgow, Yo-Yo Ma, Bill McGlaughlin, Antonio Meneses, Riccardo Muti, Makoto Ozone, Greg Osby, Lorin Maazel, Gunther Schuller, Gerard Schwartz, the Spanish Harlem Orchestra and the greatest Diva of them all, Miss Piggy. His CD recordings have been released on Sony Classical, Phillips and numerous other labels from Arabesque to Zuma.
He has also worked on audio production for film, television and radio, doing production editing, sound effects, ENG, orchestral score recording and in-studio dialogue recording. Projects have been for distribution and live worldwide radio and internet broadcasts for ABC-TV, ESPN, the BBC, the ABC (Australia), NPR, WNYC, WQXR, WFMT, and Jim Henson Productions.
An active educator, Bill is a member of the adjunct faculty at New York University and Belmont University in Nashville and has lectured at Juilliard, Manhattan School of Music, the Institute of Audio Research and to various professional organizations.
He is a member of the Audio Engineering Society, currently serving as Secretary of the New York Section. In the past he has served as Section Chairman, and also was the Special Events Chairman for the 2003 AES Convention in New York City.
Josh Frank, Producer
Josh Frank is a sought after musician in New York City as a freelance trumpet performer with major classical ensembles, as well as a composer and music producer for major corporations. Recently his compositions with The Batteries Duo, have been featured on WNYC's New Soundshosted by John Schaefer.
As a member of The Batteries Duo, Josh composes and produces original electronic music with trumpeter and composer, Gareth Flowers. Their first album released in July, 2010 can be found on iTunes and CDBaby. Recent activities range from performances at Issue Project Room, Barge Music as well as masterclasses at The Juilliard School and will be featured at the International Trumpet Guild in 2011.
As a composer and producer, Josh has worked with Corcoran Sunshine Group, Vornado Realty Trust as well as producing orchestral events for fashion companies such as Rock & Republic.
As an active freelance trumpet performer, Josh has performed with many ensembles such as the Metropolitan Opera, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Riverside Symphony, Paragon Ragtime Orchestra, Long Island Philharmonic, New Haven Symphony, The New World Symphony, as well as performing and recording with the American Brass Quintet. For the past four summers, Josh has been performing and touring Japan as a soloist and trumpeter with the New York Symphonic Ensemble.
Josh is core member of the Knights Chamber Orchestra and was a featured soloist and producer on New Worlds, an album on Sony Classical. Other Knights activities have included tours of Germany in both 2009 and 2010, performances at the Caramoor Festival with Yo Yo Ma as well as regular performances in NYC.
He also performed and recorded with prominent indie rock and pop artists such as Sufjan Stevens, David Byrne, and St Vincent, Boyz II Men, Jonsi as well as members of The National. Josh was often be heard at Lincoln Center’s hit show, South Pacific.
As a Fellow at the prestigious Tanglewood Music Center, Josh was awarded the Andre Come Scholarship. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from The Juilliard School where he studied with Raymond Mase and Mark Gould. He also completed his Master’s Degree from the Manhattan School of Music and received the John Clark Award.
Josh lives in Washington Heights with his wife, Nanae Mameuda-Frank.