Suono Vivo is operated by producer/engineer Jeffrey Means. Means is a stalwart member of Boston's vibrant classical music community, and has travelled extensively to pursue conducting engagements in the US and abroad. His performance activities have included a focus on contemporary classical music; he has worked closely with may of the preeminent composers of our time, and has regularly conducted some of the most well-regarded contemporary music ensembles.
Prior to becoming a producer and recordist, Means amassed a significant discography as a performer, including releases on Mode, Tzadik, Albany, Naxos, New Focus and other labels. He is deeply familiar with the recording process from the perspectives of all parties involved.
Means holds two degrees from New England Conservatory: a BM in percussion performance and an MM in conducting. He received the Gunther Schuller medal at his graduation, an honor bestowed upon one outstanding graduate student. Additionally, he was a fellow of the Tanglewood Music Center, and studied as a post-graduate with Pierre Boulez at the Lucerne Festival Academy. He is a professor at Berklee College of Music.