The Antique Harmoniums is the creation of Jon Charles Fortman.
The group was conceived in 2003 following the initial version of their recording of "Gifts and Testaments of Robin Hood Road". The final version of this project was completed in 2009 and formally released on Nov 21 of that year. A given Harmoniums CD will cover a wide spectrum of music genres including (but not limited to), choral, pop/rock, country, classical(orchestral), atonal, hard rock, new age. Antique Harmoniums CDs are produced, arranged, orchestrated and scored by Jon Charles Fortman. They are also recorded in professional studios using top-grade equipment. "Gifts and Testaments of Robin Hood Road" was captured in five different facilities:
Audio Arts (Eye Ear Dallas), Arlington TX
Balance Studios, Mandeville LA
Dallas Sound Lab, Irving TX
Panhandle House Studios, Denton TX
Pineapple Studios, Arlington TX
Mixdown was performed at
Balance Studios, Mandeville LA by Dave Fortman
Panhandle House Studios, Denton TX by Erik Herbst
Mastering was performed at Precision Mastering, Hollywood CA by Tom Baker
Art Direction and package design was performed by Malcolm Tarlofsky
Packaging print and assemblage was performed at Watermark Press, San Francisco CA
The group's second CD titled "Heirloom" is in production. The first song to be captured, "Thanksgiving Prayer" has completed tracking at Audio Arts (Eye Ear Dallas), Arlington TX. I mapped out the conceptual phase of the project at the start of 2008. The most significant difference between the first CD and "Heirloom" is that I will not be the only contributing writer. I plan to include contributions from both of my brothers, Brent and David, as well as from two of my friends, David von Rosenberg and Jeff Schmeckpeper. I plan to produce the CD.
Thanks for dropping by. Stop in often.
Jon Charles Fortman