In 2015 I launched Pilot House Sound, an online collaborative production studio, and though I haven't had much time to devote to it yet, I have produced albums by singer-songwriters Nora Panahi (2015's Come Whatever) and Nicolai Carrera (2016's Start Anew), as well as EPs for each of my six ensembles at UML in 2016, in cooperation with the university's renowned Sound Recording Technology department.

Please e-mail me at chrislee.composer@gmail.com for more information or to discuss a new project.

 

3/15/17: Documentary video series of the UML Songwriting/Production Ensemble

I'm releasing a series of documentary videos of the recording sessions for my Songwriting/Production Ensemble at UMass Lowell. The ensemble is made up of several student bands, and the sessions are engineered and mixed by students from the Sound Recording Technology department. This series covers some of the groups I've worked with over the past two years. In coming weeks I'll upload videos of full preproduction and recording sessions I supervised with one of our bands, P-Zap.

See the series here. 

 

1/9/17: New single from Nicolai Carrera and The Celebrators

"Move Along" is the new single from Nicolai Carrera and The Celebrators. I mixed and mastered the track, which is available for download on Bandcamp.

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Nicolai Carrera's Start Anew released on October 21

Start Anew, the debut EP by Nicolai Carrera and The Celebrators, will be released on Friday, October 21. I co-produced, mixed, and mastered the album, and also played drums, percussion and organ on it. It will be available for download on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Google Play, Amazon MP3 and Deezer. 

Nicolai Carrera single released on August 31

I'm happy to announce the release of "Lovers, Enemies and Friends," the first single from Nicolai Carrera's new album, Start Anew, which I co-produced and engineered. 

University of Massachusetts Lowell Songwriting & Production Ensemble - Christopher Lee, director

P-Zap in the studio at UML, 2015 with recording engineers Cameron Parmenter, Sean Patterson, Karl Fleck and Ethan King.

P-Zap in the studio at UML, 2015 with recording engineers Cameron Parmenter, Sean Patterson, Karl Fleck and Ethan King.

Lyrics by Meghan Kelly; music by Vinyl Fiction. Meghan Kelly - vocals, Joe Liani - guitar, Matt DeLuccia - bass, Matt Hatch - keyboards, Michael Blonairz - drums. Mixed by Thomas Peltier.

Written by Blair Leavitt. Blair Leavitt - vocals, Charisse Nocera - piano, Jay Anderson - bass, Eddie O'Sullivan - drums, Madison Crosby - background vocals, Lillian Innella - violin. String arrangement by Christopher Lee. Mixed by Adam Ferguson.

Written by P-Zap. Brad Westlund - guitar, Phil Cambra - guitar, Bryan Stearns - guitar, Alec Gervais - bass, Chris Henault - drums. Mixed by Sean Patterson.

Written by Alec Gervais. Brad Westlund - guitar, Phil Cambra - guitar, Alec Gervais - bass, Zachary Nardone - drums. Mixed by Karl Fleck. Tracked to 2" analog tape via a Studer A827.

Written by Joe Dobrowolski. Joe Dobrowolski - vocals, guitars, Dan Farrell - bass, Mike Mullins - drums. Mixed by Christopher Lee.

Ethan King and Sean Patterson tracking P-Zap in UML's main control room, 2015.

Ethan King and Sean Patterson tracking P-Zap in UML's main control room, 2015.

 

Nora Panahi - "With You Always" from Come Whatever (2015)