Alan Bise has served as Classical Producer for Azica Records for 14 years, and is the owner of Thunderbird Records, dedicated to releasing musical works of contemporary American Indians. Thunderbird’s catalog includes artists such as the San Francisco Symphony and Chorus, the Linden String Quartet and the string quartet ETHEL. He is in demand as a producer for many labels and clients across the world. Known for helping to create exciting and passionate projects, Mr. Bise has produced records that have received Grammy nominations, Latin Grammy nominations, Native American Music Awards, and appeared on the Billboard Classical Chart and Amazon Best Sellers list. His recent recording of the Brentano String Quartet (Late Beethoven, Vol. 1) was selected as a Gramophone “Editor’s Choice.” He is also committed to new audience development and created and produced Offbeat, a successful radio show that gives listeners an inside look in the world of classical music in a unique manner.
A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music, Mr. Bise has produced records for Azica, Decca, Naxos, Albany/Troy, EMI/Universal, Summit, AEON, Crystal, CRI, Walden, Skarbo and Nuscope. He recently completed two movie soundtracks for worldwide release. A Late Quartet stars Christopher Walken and Phillip Seymour Hoffman among others, and features the Brentano String Quartet performing the soundtrack, released on Decca Records. Mr. Bise also produced music for Academy Award nominee Terrence Malick’s To the Wonder starring Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams and Javier Bardem.
Mr. Bise serves as Broadcast Producer and Director of Audio for the Cleveland International Piano Competition, the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival (Blue Hill, ME) and the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival (Burlington, VT). In 2009 he was appointed to summer faculty of the Interlochen Arts Academy.
After spending summers working at the Aspen Music Festival and the Tanglewood Music Festival, Mr. Bise began his career in Dallas working at TM Century, Inc., the nation’s leading provider of broadcast services. There, he rose to the rank of senior mastering engineer where he was responsible for products reaching more than 4,000 stations worldwide. Clients included ABC Radio Networks and Casey Kasem’s American Top 40.
Mr. Bise was recently appointed director of Recording Arts and Services at the Cleveland Institute of Music, and also serves as a faculty member in the Audio Recording Degree Program. He has been invited to lecture on the business of recording at the National Flute Association Convention, the American Harp Society Convention and Guitars International Classical Guitar Weekend.
Mr. Bise is a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and the Audio Engineering Society.
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