Sept 10 – Sept 24 // Artist in Residence
Home City: Rangely, CO
Samantha Wade is the Resident Engineer at The TANK, where she has also been singing since age 11. She’s also an official guide to the place and is known as “The Voice of The TANK,” singing for visitors and encouraging them to sing. She has been credited on several CDs and her singing was featured in a Los Angeles Times article on The TANK. Samantha also began to train as a recording engineer at a young age, learning from The Tank’s team of professionals and often assisting them on recording projects. This year she is a Resident at the Music District and the recipient of a Career Advancement Award from Colorado Creative Industries.
While in residency, Samantha Wade worked to improve her working knowledge of ProTools. She shadowed recording sessions at Fort Collins’ Blasting Room and Denver’s Mighty Fine Productions, and got hands on experience recording multiple sessions at Stout Studios in Fort Collins. Samantha also led a public event called Tank Talk, where she moderated a conversation discussing the TANK Center for Sonic Arts, a recording and concert venue in a 65-foot water tank in Rangely, Colorado. Discovered in the 70s to have a rich internal resonance, with a reverberation lasting up to 40 seconds, The TANK was for decades an underground destination for artists and musicians. It grew as an organization in the belief that such place-based music might engender a culture of deep listening. The panel explored this idea of what a Center for Sonic Arts can be.
Listen to “Vessel”, by Scot Ray (recorded at the Tank by Samantha Wade):