13 Nov 2010

Leonard Cohen Soundman Mark Vreeken

From RNZ Music

Women swooned, grown men gasped and the crowd stood as one to applaud. Leonard Cohen toured the country for the second time in a little over 18 months in October 2010. But how does the show sound so polished in some of New Zealand's rattliest, multi-purpose venues? Nick Atkinson wanted to find out. But before sneaking back-stage at Auckland's Vector Arena to talk to the sound-man Mark Vreeken, Nick made a phone call to L.A. to speak with Cohen's closest collaborator Sharon Robinson.