The Third Annual Art of Record Production Conference in Brisbane (Dec 10-11)

Art of Record Production Conference 2007
Brisbane - December 10 and 11

http://www.arpbrisbane.com

Unmasking the art behind making a truly great record will be the focus of a very
special event in Brisbane next month.

The third Annual Art of Record Production Conference will take place at The
Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Creative Industries Precinct, Kelvin
Grove, on December 10 and 11, 2007.

Featuring some of the most exciting music producers this country has to offer - plus a
keynote address from iconic US DJ/Producer Hank Shocklee (Public Enemy,
BombSquad) - The Art of Record Production is a World Class event being presented
for the very first time in the southern hemisphere.

The conference has been previously staged in London and Edinburgh and its move to
Brisbane in 2007 is further recognition of the city’s emergence as a global music
industry hotspot.

The two day event will hear from acclaimed Australian producers including Daniel
Denholm (Midnight Oil, Cruel Sea, Alex Lloyd), Tom Ellard (Severed Heads), Dave
Trump (Pollyanna, Big Heavy Stuff, Violetine, You Am I), Adrian Boland ( The
Divinyls) and Richard Lush (Abbey Road Studios engineer plus producer of Sherbert,
Jon English and many more).

Conference delegates will have the opportunity to interact with speakers throughout
the event.

Hosted by Professor Andy Arthurs, Professor Julian Knowles and Dr Donna
Hewitt at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), the Art of Record
Production is a must for Queensland artists and upcoming producers alike.

More than 30 academic papers with Q & A sessions will also be presented on the
following:

• Lo-Fi vs Hi-Fi. The future of the studio and the producer. The association of large
studios with large sales and small studios with small sales is no longer a given. How
has practice changed? How will it change in the future? What are the roles of the
producer, engineer, sound designer, artist, songwriter and performer and to what
extent are these still delineated as separate or conflated? What is the place for the
professional, the amateur or the pro/am?

• Recording as a compositional process. Which comes first, the recording or the
performance? A recording is pivotal in the compositional act. To what extent does it
drive the process? Has recording demolished the concept of authenticity? To what
extent is the recording the modern score?

• Sound recording, new technologies and new contexts. For over 50 years
recording has not necessarily meant the documentation of a single sound event. Nor is
it always merely a linear product such as a song, a symphony or a film soundtrack. Art of Record Production Conference 2007
Brisbane - December 10 and 11

Unmasking the art behind making a truly great record will be the focus of a very
special event in Brisbane next month.

The third Annual Art of Record Production Conference will take place at The
Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Creative Industries Precinct, Kelvin
Grove, on December 10 and 11, 2007.

Featuring some of the most exciting music producers this country has to offer - plus a
keynote address from iconic US DJ/Producer Hank Shocklee (Public Enemy,
BombSquad) - The Art of Record Production is a World Class event being presented
for the very first time in the southern hemisphere.

The conference has been previously staged in London and Edinburgh and its move to
Brisbane in 2007 is further recognition of the city’s emergence as a global music
industry hotspot.

The two day event will hear from acclaimed Australian producers including Daniel
Denholm (Midnight Oil, Cruel Sea, Alex Lloyd), Tom Ellard (Severed Heads), Dave
Trump (Pollyanna, Big Heavy Stuff, Violetine, You Am I), Adrian Boland ( The
Divinyls) and Richard Lush (Abbey Road Studios engineer plus producer of Sherbert,
Jon English and many more).

Conference delegates will have the opportunity to interact with speakers throughout
the event.

Hosted by Professor Andy Arthurs, Professor Julian Knowles and Dr Donna
Hewitt at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), the Art of Record
Production is a must for Queensland artists and upcoming producers alike.

More than 30 academic papers with Q & A sessions will also be presented on the
following:

• Lo-Fi vs Hi-Fi. The future of the studio and the producer. The association of large
studios with large sales and small studios with small sales is no longer a given. How
has practice changed? How will it change in the future? What are the roles of the
producer, engineer, sound designer, artist, songwriter and performer and to what
extent are these still delineated as separate or conflated? What is the place for the
professional, the amateur or the pro/am?

• Recording as a compositional process. Which comes first, the recording or the
performance? A recording is pivotal in the compositional act. To what extent does it
drive the process? Has recording demolished the concept of authenticity? To what
extent is the recording the modern score?

• Sound recording, new technologies and new contexts. For over 50 years
recording has not necessarily meant the documentation of a single sound event. Nor is
it always merely a linear product such as a song, a symphony or a film soundtrack.
Record producers often need to understand the new contexts in which their work will
exist. Increasingly uses have become more fluid and interactive. Recorded sound is
now part of the fabric of games, the internet, emerging media, mobile networks, and
live performance. New aesthetics have emerged in parallel with technical and creative
innovations. Is there still a directorial role for a producer to “get the best from the
musicians”? Are streaming and downloading our friends or foes? What of the legal
issues and initiatives such as Creative Commons?

• The art surrounding the art. In a world where no discipline is an island, what is the
interaction with, and impact upon record production of videos, CD covers, online
spaces and virtual sites?

• The Changing Role of the Producer. The evolution of the role of record producer
and what the future holds.

Limited Tickets for ARP Brisbane go on sale Nov 1, 2007.

EarlyBird Tickets on sale until November 30th:

Season Pass Earlybird: $310.00
Season Pass Student/Q Music Members/4zzz Subscribers: $120.00
Registration Prices include Lunch each day.
Please specify any special dietary requirements when you register.

To register online go here:

https://profed.qut.edu.au/ei/getdemo.ei?id=591&s=_3M40VQ32S.

For more information, head to www.arpbrisbane.com

For all Media Inquiries:

Deb Suckling
deb@qmusic.com.au
M: +617 417 768 339
Ph: (07) 3366 9060

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