13 Nov 2010

Leonard Cohen Soundman Mark Vreeken

From RNZ Music, 11:55 pm on 13 November 2010

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.