RTÉ lyric fm wins at the 2017 IMRO Radio Awards

RTÉ lyric fm wins at the 2017 IMRO Radio Awards

Presenters Lorcan Murray,Vlad Smishkewych; producers Gail Henry, Eoin Brady, Sinéad Wylde; production coordinator Michael O'Kane; Michael O'Keeffe, CAO, Broadcasting Authority of Ireland


RTÉ lyric fm is the proud recipient of three awards at the 2017 IMRO Radio Awards

RTÉ lyric fm won two major awards on the night: Music Station of the Year, and the Outstanding Achievement Award for Composing the Island, which  included the recording of 28 concerts and documentary features, and a legacy CD that is available worldwide via iTunes and Spotify. Sound engineer Tom Norton also picked up a silver award for Best Live Sound - Music on The Lyric Concert.


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Outstanding Achievement Award for Composing the Island

RTÉ lyric fm received the IMRO Outstanding Achievement Award 2017 for Composing the Island, a profile award that is the only one of its kind in media currently. The station's coverage of this event included the recording of 28 concerts, documentary features, concert intervals. web-streams and a legacy CD that is available worldwide via iTunes and Spotify. Composing the Island was generously supported by Bórd na Mona, the National Concert Hall and RTÉ and was a major cultural flagship event for Ireland and RTÉ 2016. This collaborative project was ultimately about mapping Irish musical Identity - the legacy of which is a recorded archive of a century of great Irish classical music which we can continue to hear on RTE lyric fm

    


The Lyric Concert - Silver for Best Live Sound - Music (Tom Norton)

The aim of RTÉ Radio sound in this particular performance and transmission on RTÉ Lyric fm was three fold. a) To binaurally record and transmit a performance of the National Symphony Orchestra from the National Concert hall. The programme was broadcast as an extremely high quality DAB+ binaural transmission on RTÉ Lyric fm. b) To highlight the benefits of Binaural recording using the most advanced audio recording techniques and equipment in Ireland. c) To marry the concept of Binaural audio with 360 degree video.

The broadcast took place on Friday the 12th May 2017. It differed from a normal Lyric fm Friday night concert in that it involved a simulcast of two separate mixes of the concert to two different listening platforms. As the recording submitted was as broadcast live and binaurally via the Lyric FM DAB+ simulcast, It is recommended to listen to the audio file with headphones to fully experience binaural audio.

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