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Producers Club

Update: 26/10/2016 – Tonight’s event has been cancelled due to technical issues in the recording studio. The next Producers Club meetup will be on 9 November. For updates, head to the Producers Club Facebook group.

The Producers Club is for producers, musicians and audio engineers of all skill levels and experience. It’s all about learning and appreciating the awesomeness of musical creation.


Bring along a work in progress, a final mix or even just a musical idea and we’ll crank it up in the studio. You may hear exactly what’s been missing, get a few ideas on where to take your track, or you might just sit back and bask in the glory of your musical masterpiece.

In between meetups you can keep the conversation going on the Producers Club Facebook page or via meetup.com.

 


Producers Club

Update: 26/10/2016 – Tonight’s event has been cancelled due to technical issues in the recording studio. The next Producers Club meetup will be on 9 November. For updates, head to the Producers Club Facebook group.

The Producers Club is for producers, musicians and audio engineers of all skill levels and experience. It’s all about learning and appreciating the awesomeness of musical creation.


Bring along a work in progress, a final mix or even just a musical idea and we’ll crank it up in the studio. You may hear exactly what’s been missing, get a few ideas on where to take your track, or you might just sit back and bask in the glory of your musical masterpiece.

In between meetups you can keep the conversation going on the Producers Club Facebook page or via meetup.com.

 


Producers Club

Update: 26/10/2016 – Tonight’s event has been cancelled due to technical issues in the recording studio. The next Producers Club meetup will be on 9 November. For updates, head to the Producers Club Facebook group.

The Producers Club is for producers, musicians and audio engineers of all skill levels and experience. It’s all about learning and appreciating the awesomeness of musical creation.


Bring along a work in progress, a final mix or even just a musical idea and we’ll crank it up in the studio. You may hear exactly what’s been missing, get a few ideas on where to take your track, or you might just sit back and bask in the glory of your musical masterpiece.

In between meetups you can keep the conversation going on the Producers Club Facebook page or via meetup.com.

 


A sense of place

Guest post by, Darren Harris

What does the word ‘landscape’ mean to you?

It means many things to many different people, including a beautiful place, a spiritual connection with the land, a painting, a photograph, somewhere to holiday away from the city, land to be topographically surveyed, a garden to be landscaped, a backdrop to be developed.


To me it means a sense of place. That is, a felt sense of where I feel connected to life and at home, where the land whispers a quiet authentic dignity that speaks to my heart and soul.

At its heart, Where the Land Meets The Sea explores the search for connection with the land and spirit. Up until the age of five, I grew up in Norfolk, England, at a place called Gorleston-On-Sea, and I have fond memories of the land near the water, including the woodlands, meadows, moors, the stony ‘beaches’ and the flat horizon of the sea.

North To Lennox Point

North To Lennox Point_11

Fast forward some 40 years to Brisbane, and my life has taken a sudden left turn – newly separated, living alone in rental, undergoing forced time out from work, all strong ingredients for a mid life crisis and a struggle for meaning.

Eventually, from the ashes of grief, rose in me the desire to explore, to discover, to create, to contribute on a deeper level. I wanted to bring my separate interests together, so I could live a more integrated and fulfilling life, and rediscover who I was and my sense of place. Could the music reflect what I felt and tried to capture in the photographs?  Could the photographs inspire music?

From Lennox Point To Broken Head and Cape Byron

From Lennox Point To Broken Head and Cape Byron

It was during this time that I discovered The Producer’s Club, at The Edge. The Producer’s Club really helped me to refine my music through invaluable support and feedback. It still does and is a wonderful group.

Fast forward again to 30 June 2016, and it’s opening night of my exhibition Where The Land Meets The Sea, 16 large, toned black and white landscape photographs and a 58 minute CD of landscape music that evoke the sense of place in the photographs.

Facing Island

Facing Island

 

The exhibition also features an interactive video “What does the word landscape mean to you?”, where participants can be recorded contributing to a broader dialogue of our understanding of perceptions of the land.

Come along and see the exhibition, listen to the evocative music and be a part of a communal dialogue about landscape, with liked-minded people.

WHEN:
Thursday 30 June 2016 to Sunday 10 July 2016.
Opening Night Thursday 30 June 6pm – 8.30pm (Artist’s talk 7pm).

WHERE:
The Edge, State Library of Queensland, Stanley Place, Cultural Centre, Southbank.

www.darrenjharris.com

 

Darren J Harris

Darren J Harris

 


Producers Club

The Producers Club is for producers, musicians and audio engineers of all skill levels and experience. It’s all about learning and appreciating the awesomeness of musical creation.


Bring along a work in progress, a final mix or even just a musical idea and we’ll crank it up in the studio. You may hear exactly what’s been missing, get a few ideas on where to take your track, or you might just sit back and bask in the glory of your musical masterpiece.

In between meetups you can keep the conversation going on the Producers Club Facebook page or via meetup.com.

 


Producers Club

The Producers Club is for producers, musicians and audio engineers of all skill levels and experience. It’s all about learning and appreciating the awesomeness of musical creation.


Bring along a work in progress, a final mix or even just a musical idea and we’ll crank it up in the studio. You may hear exactly what’s been missing, get a few ideas on where to take your track, or you might just sit back and bask in the glory of your musical masterpiece.

In between meetups you can keep the conversation going on the Producers Club Facebook page or via meetup.com.

 


Producers Club

The Producers Club is for producers, musicians and audio engineers of all skill levels and experience. It’s all about learning and appreciating the awesomeness of musical creation.


Bring along a work in progress, a final mix or even just a musical idea and we’ll crank it up in the studio. You may hear exactly what’s been missing, get a few ideas on where to take your track, or you might just sit back and bask in the glory of your musical masterpiece.

In between meetups you can keep the conversation going on the Producers Club Facebook page or via meetup.com.

 


New look for Producers Club

Producers Club is a fortnightly meetup for sound engineers, professional producers, composers, musicians and general noise makers. Ryadan Jeavons has just taken the reins and has a few changes in store. We sat down for a chat to see what’s planned.

What do you get up to when you are not at The Edge?
My main occupation is as Regional Manager for a Psychology firm that authors online Talent management and Recruitment assessments. Although I’m only new to this company I’ve been in sales for a long time and before that owned two cafes in Sydney.

On the side I compose music for theatre and dance productions as well as short film soundtracks and Documentaries. I do this on a regular basis and even when I’m not being paid for it I still love composing songs for my children or friends or even just for my own ears.

Probably the biggest part of my life outside work is spent with my family. I have two young daughters, 5 and 1 and they keep me busy all the time right up until they go to sleep. I love my girls and my wife and every weekend we will do something musical together like: singing and dancing games, making a song together, going to see a musical at QPAC or playing around with instruments. We are a very musical family so it’s beautiful to see how this impacts on their development.

I am also a classically trained pianist and have been studying since I was six. I got into impro jazz later in life and so occasionally I get together with a group of other funk/jazz guys and we pump out a few recordings completely improvised.

How did you get involved at The Edge?
I stumbled across it through Kyle Mclean, who is founder of Everyone is Happy Productions – an interactive designer in projection mapping. He had me meet him there and I was extremely impressed. I had never heard of it before and thought it was an absolute gem that needs as much publicity as I can give it. I’ve since sent several friends to the site and courses.

For those that don’t know, can you describe what Producers Club is?
Producers Club is a discussion group that meets once a fortnight in Lab 3 (the recording studio at The Edge) and brings together the minds of local artists and engineers to discuss music in general, show pieces of music for feedback, analyses production methods and general music chat. NO POLITICS!

Is there anything else like it in Brisbane?
I don’t believe there is anything else out there like it. There certainly is nothing that I know of that gives people with no idea about where to begin with their musical journey a place to meet other like minded people and professionals AND have access to recording equipment and professional production hardware.

If you are a singer, for example, you have a million song ideas and have no way of getting them down onto something other than you Iphone, you can come along to the producers club and share your idea, get feedback, develop the idea collaboratively, have other artists record other sections and then have a mixer do the post production. You may not be able to get it to a studio level, but you certainly will have a demo that you can then carry around and promote.

The best part about all this is that it is FREE.

What sort of people come to Producers Club?
Anyone is encouraged to come along. We have people with completely different levels of musical knowledge, from professional producers, sound engineers and composers right through to people who just love music and want to dip their feet.

I would encourage everyone to come along if you love music and sit in with us. Even if you think you have no right to judge or critique anyone’s music. I find that people know what they like about certain songs and even though they may not have a deep degree of understanding about why they like it, the feedback that they give can still be very useful.

Just remember, we don’t judge anyone for what they don’t know. Hey, I’m no expert in Production or Mastering so I go along myself to learn from other experts. I think the prerequisite for the Producers Club is that you have to love music.

In a typical night, what would you do at a meetup?
We are going to change the format a bit moving forward. We are going to give everyone an opportunity to introduce themselves to the group and explain what their level of understanding is and what they want to get out of these meetings. If people have things they want to share then we will go through those and allow feedback if they would like and then if anyone has an idea we can look at the steps we go through to produce a song. We will also look at different songs and analyse each section about what makes it work and how production plays a huge part in the song. We will cover music software and what program is best for an individual’s desired outcomes.

If someone is thinking about coming along is there anything they need to bring?
I would say bring along whatever you are working on or any idea you want advice on. If you really don’t want to share we won’t force you so just come along and sit in and see if you like it. If you have an instrument that is portable, bring that along too. We may not get to produce everyone’s work each night but once we get an idea of who is going to come regularly we will set about to map out each person’s project and work on them together over the meetings.

For upcoming Producers Club dates see the Calendar. Meetups are free and no bookings are required.