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KEYNOTES 2011

Keynote by Moses Schneider (producer)

25 NOV from 6 to 7 PM @ M&R Dance Room

Moses Schneider first worked as an engineer assistant during the mid and late eighties at Sinus Studio and Hansa Studios in Berlin where he received one of his first international credits as engineer on Pixies' "Bossanova". In 1990 Moses finally becomes a freelance producer and starts working with bands such as Beatsteaks, Tocotronic and Turbostaat.

He has produced several number one and golden records with the Beasteaks (Smack Smash - 2003, Boombox - 2010) and Tocotronic (Schall und Wahn - 2009) and has been nominated for the best producer (Echo awards) in 2005 and 2007. In 2011 he has released the highly acclaimed book " Das etwas andere Handbuch or How to pimp my Übungsraum" including tips and tricks and explanations about how to record your band in your rehearsal room.

During his keynote Moses will focus on the producer’s role in developing an artist’s potential in the studio and share some of his working experiences. He will also introduce his book "Das etwas andere Handbuch or How to pimp my Übungsraum"  and talk about his particular approach to recording and producing bands.

For those who are interested in buying Moses' book "Das etwas andere Handbuch or How to pimp my Übungsraum", there will be some copies available after the keynote!

Moses Schneider by Stephanie von Beauvais

Keynote by Gareth Jones (producer)

26 NOV from 6:00 to 7:00 PM @ M&R Dance Room

Born in 1954 Gareth Jones is an English music producer and engineer notable for working with Depeche Mode, Einstürzende Neubauten, Wire and Erasure amongst many others. Trained at the BBC, he began working at "Pathway" studios in the late Seventies where he recorded and mixed John Foxx's Metamatic album in 1980 and the first Madness single, "The Prince", in 1979. He helped build “The Garden” studio for John Foxx and worked with Tuxedomoon & Depeche there. Shortly afterwards he moved to Berlin and worked at the famous "Hansa" studio, where he continued experimenting with recording atmospheres and creating his own sound, making the three “Berlin Albums” with Depeche Mode.

Gareth Jones was a pioneer in the use of digital equipment (including the then new sampling technology), combined with analogue recording techniques and synthesizers.  He worked with many bands in Berlin including Depeche & Einstürzende Neubauten, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Fad Gadget, Wire, Diamanda Galas. He also recorded and mixed 2 soundtracks for Wim Wenders.

In the early nineties he moved back to London and worked in many famous studios including Abbey Road, Miloco and The Strongroom in London.

More recently he has mixed records by Efterklang, Grizzly Bear, Interpol, Mogwai, Sons and Daughters, Liars, The Futureheads & David’s Lyre.  Remixes for SCUM, Erasure, Plastikman, Can, Goldfrapp, Orbital, Neu, Pizzicato 5. Production work (often including mixing) includes Emmy the Great, Wild Palms, We Have Band, These New Puritans, Clinic & Polly Scattergood.

During his keynote Gareth will focus on the producer’s role in developing an artist’s potential in the studio and share some of his working experiences. He may also discuss the major changes, which have occurred in the music industry and the music technology (recording techniques, sampling, producing) over the last 3 decades.

Gareth Jones