Today we’d like to introduce you to Will Holland.
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
I came to music engineering and production through performance and being in bands. I always had a love for creating music. Along my journey, a pathway for recording and production emerged, and I developed a passion for the technical aspects of recording and the artistic aspects of production and writing music. I came to Boston in 1997 to go to Berklee, did that for a couple of years, got a job in a local recording studio and began my studio journey. Almost 20 years later, I own and operate a busy recording studio in Boston and consider myself fortunate to get to work at something that I truly love and enjoy, and with a wide variety of artists that I respect and admire.
Please tell us about your art.
I am an audio engineer and music producer. I make music, and more specifically music recordings and productions. I have a recording studio in Charlestown that I use to capture artists and musicians creating music. I also capture and produce video performances. I write music as well, and I help artists write and arrange music. As to why — I think I was somehow called to do this, or meant to do this. It is my passion and I am very fortunate to be able to work at something that I truly love. If I have a message, it’s that any artistic expression is worth doing, and it’s worth doing well — taking the time to do it right, so that it achieves its full potential.
What do you think about conditions for artists today? Has life become easier or harder for artists in recent years? What can cities like ours do to encourage and help art and artists thrive?
I think that the path of an artist is a very hard one, and probably always has been. I think that conditions for artists are difficult and things like spaces for artists to practice and create are constantly compromised in favor of commercial and residential development. I see this in our city today, as development booms and many spaces become re-purposed or priced out of reach of artists. I think cities can continue to prioritize spaces and places for artists to create, show and perform, but the problem is tricky because business and commerce seemingly always win. Money always wins. I believe that art and artists are a valuable and necessary part of any community and I hope that our community can do as much as possible to help artists have places to practice and show their art.
How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
My work is accessible on a multitude of music delivery and video platforms, both online and wherever records and CDs are sold. People can support me by supporting the artists that I work with. Many examples of my work are available to see and hear on my website and social media pages.
- Address: 285 Main St.
Charlestown MA 02129
- Website: www.chillhousestudios.com
- Phone: 617-242-7484
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chillhousestudios/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chillhousestudios
Nelson Holland, main image. Will Bradford, candid images.