PSNPresents will return to the Soho Hotel next week with three legends from the pro-audio industry in attendance.
The first half of the evening will see widely renowned producer Youth, recording engineer Phill Brown, and Tileyard boss Nick Keynes discuss their creative experiences – which altogether span six decades – with pro-audio writer and commentator Phil Ward.
Youth – who recently won the 2016 Music Producers Guild Award for Outstanding Contribution to UK Music – has had a hand in musical output from a staggering selection of artists including Pink Floyd, The Verve, Crowded House, The Orb, Sir Paul McCartney and The Charlatans to name a few.
In Are We Still Rolling?: Studios, Drugs and Rock’n’Roll – One Man’s Journey Recording Classic Albums, Phill Brown will recount the highs and lows of engineering life at Olympic Studios, which saw him working on sessions with artists such as Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix and Bob Marley.
Completing the first lineup is Tileyard’s Nick Keynes, who has been key in transforming the King’s Cross space into one of London’s premier hubs of creative musical activity.
After the break, the focus will turn to theatre sound design with Simon Baker, Ben Harrison and Gareth Fry in conversation with PSNEurope editor Dave Robinson. These are the men behind the audio for shows including Lord of the Rings, Matilda, Return to the Forbidden Planet and the forthcoming Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
PSNPresents will take place from 7pm on Thursday 10 March and entry is free as usual thanks to sponsors Roland UK and Focusrite. Those wishing to attend must register beforehand and can do so here.
Main pic: PSNPresents 2015, with sound engineers Robb Allan (Massive Attack), Ben Hammond (Deaf Havana), Dave McDonald (Kanye West) and Chicky Reeves (Prince).