Charles Hagaman is a remote recording engineer, music technologist and sound designer. Arriving in New York as a graduate student, his side engagements included recording concerts in churches and DIY spaces around Manhattan and Brooklyn, a studio assistantship at the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, and digitizing the Metropolitan Opera’s analog tape archive. He joined Roulette’s audio engineering team upon the opening of its new concert space in Brooklyn.
For three seasons, Charles was technical director of the multimedia modern chamber music series Ear Heart Music, a “major cultural resource” (New York Arts) in New York City’s new music landscape. Curated by artistic director Amelia Lukas, Ear Hear Music paired adventurous performers and composers with visual artists, film, dance, and live visuals. Time Out NY called Ear Heart Music “scintillating”, “impeccably curated”, and “truly original”. Upon the series’ conclusion in 2015, Charles was pleased to join the production team of the newly-opening National Sawdust.
Recent credits include: Chief Recording Engineer, Atlantic Music Festival 2017; Senior Recording Engineer, Aspen Music Festival 2016; Technical Director, Resonant Bodies Festival 2014-2015.
Charles studied computer science at Lehigh University, music theory and composition at Westminster Choir College, and holds a Masters of Music Technology in Tonmeister Studies from NYU. He is a lifelong choral singer and synthesizer noodler.