The Teng Ensemble calls upon DPA
SINGAPORE: The debut outdoor performance of The Teng Ensemble’s Where the River Always Flows, held in the Fullerton Hotel Singapore’s East Garden Square, called upon DPA d:vote instrument microphones to combine both western and Chinese instruments, including a cello, a Sheng and a Guzheng. Audio engineer Steve Zhang also chose a DPA d:facto vocal microphone for the ensemble’s countertenor, Phua Ee Kia.
Commenting on his choice of microphones, Mr Zhang explained: ‘Phua Ee Kia has a uniquely expressive and dynamic voice, therefore the d:facto vocal microphone’s high SPL handling and wide dynamic range ensured that his performance was not constrained by technical limitations, even in the slightest.
‘For the instruments, the impressive clarity of the d:vote instrument microphone was a major advantage – as was its flexibility,’ continued Mr Zhang. ‘This minuscule gooseneck mic can be mounted conveniently on top of clips that come in various shapes and sizes. Even for an instrument as unconventional as the Sheng, the d:vote 4099 manages to provide a solution that allows fluid on-stage movement of the musician, so that he is able to fully express his artistry.’