Paul Macalindin - conductor, Board Member at European Federation of National Youth Orchestras, Music Director of National Youth Orchestra of Iraq
I asked Mark to fly to Iraq to record the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq in their 2011 summer school in Erbil. He brought all his equipment with him and went straight to work working on the sound for a film by his colleague, Cam Matheson. Mark is a top expert in sound engineering and recording, and at every point I knew his easy going personality, matter-of-fact professionalism and no-nonsense style were perfect for a difficult multilingual, multicultural environment. His final recording of the concert in the Saad Palace was a relief to me. The National Youth Orchestra of Iraq fights constanty against multiple factors to maintain and build quality. His recording made us sound the best we could possibly be.