How the location affected her recording process:
Nico set up two mics and ran them through an interface to record the performance. It didn’t really affect my playing too much.
It was really cool to hear natural elements like bird chirps and gusts of wind come through in the recording, which added such a nice, calming atmosphere to the performance. It was a very open space acoustically. Overall, the experience was amazing, and I would definitely love to perform in an unconventional outdoor space again.
How playing to just a film crew affected her recording process:
It didn't really bother me. It was fun to play in nature on such a nice summer day, but it was also cool see all the filming effects and gear that the crew was using. One of the cameramen had a camera attached to a harness, and that's how we got those aerial-looking shots.
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