Reinforcing the Sanch tagline with two unfulfilled recordings
Thursday, 21 July 2011 22:38

Founded in 1979, the principal objective of Sanch Electronix has always been to supply its customers with a tantalising suite of audiophile regalia. Our evolving list of international partners includes Mc Intosh, Carver, Nakamichi, Audience, NAD, Reference Recordings, Oracle Audio, MIT Cables, DPA Microphones, Rockport Technologies and The Soundstage! Network.

In more than 25 years of audio recording for the company, my own philosophy has been based on using the less is more principle to capture real musicians performing in real acoustic spaces. This technique is also preferred by internationally renowned audio engineers such as Douglas Sax, Michael Bishop, Jack Renner, ‘Professor’ Keith de Osma Johnson and Bob Katz. Sanch Electronix has literally lived its tagline the supreme sound.

On January 15, 2006 I spent the entire day at Queen’s Hall recording thirty-one performing groups emanating from the Prime Minister’s Best Village Trophy Competition. This annual event was launched in 1963. It was an initiative of the first Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, The Right Honourable Dr. Eric Williams. Coincidentally, the National Panorama Competition for Steel Orchestras was also inaugurated during the Carnival Season of that year.

Sanch produced 1000 copies of a promotional dual CD entitled Best Village-Folklore of Trinidad and Tobago for the (then) Ministry of Community Development, Culture and Gender Affairs. As far as I am aware, every genre of Trinidad and Tobago’s diverse musical heritage except Panorama is represented. The repertoire includes Chutney, Parang, Tassa, African Drumming, Organic Jazz, Pierot Grenade, Gospel, Calypso, Classical East Indian Singing and Rapso.

On April 19, 2011 my gear was installed at the Aldwin Roberts Auditorium of the recently constructed National Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA). For four hours, I recorded a solo recital of Spirituals performed on a brand new Bösendorfer Imperial Concert Grand. The artiste was the indefatigable Felix ‘Sugar Fingers’ Roach, a cultural icon whom I have aptly described as being simultaneously unknown and forgotten.

A proposal has been submitted to the Honourable Minister of the (renamed) Ministry of Arts and Multiculturalism for permission to commercialise these projects. This will be undertaken in conjunction with the Trinidad and Tobago Entertainment Company (TTENT). Standby...

Simeon L Sandiford
Managing Director

Directors: Sarah L. Sandiford, Rhona L. Sandiford, Simeon L. Sandiford (Managing)