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Jean-Yves Munch is a professional sound recordist working with classical ensembles, contemporary musical forms and audio visual arts. As principal location sound mixer for feature and documentary films, Jean-Yves travels and records sound around the world. His initial studies in film sound engineering and acoustics were conducted at Ecole Nationale Supérieure Louis Lumière in Paris. He established his studio home-base, Studio de Marais, in nearby Saugatuck, Michigan in 2007.
His work has been cited for numerous awards, including those presented at the Banff Mountain Film Festival, Columbus (OH) Film Festival, Katmandu Int’l Film Festival, and the International Mountain & Adventure Filmfestival Graz (Ö), amongst others. Since 2005, Jean-Yves has served as principal recording engineer for the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra.
Recently released audio recordings include: Mississippi Gabe Carter’s 'Midnight Dream’, 'Until they drag me down' (CDBY), Narada Burton Greene –Live at Kerrytown House (NoBusiness, 2012), Philip Sawyers Symphonic Music for Strings & Brass (Nimbus Alliance).