Whilst you might consider most musicians and producers as being autodidacts, everybody needs a bit of artistic direction now and then. Where some of us tend to ask friends and colleagues for advice or search Google on how to use this or that production tool, Austrian audio gear producer AKG goes in a different direction: This year sees the second edition of their Scholarship of Sound, which gives rising musicians, students and engineers an oportunity to work with icons of electronic dance music for one whole week.
Until the end of april you can sign up for the AKG for Scholarship of Sound which offers a seven-day workshop in Berlin with producers such as Carl Craig, Ewan Pearson, Stefan Betke (Pole), Deadbeat and Adam Marshall as well as journalist Philip Sherburne, Sony-Music-A&R Rene Rennefeld and AKG-engineer Dominik Biba – all travel expenses included.
A conversation with Craig on Detroit techno, production techniques and electronic composition? A bit of guidance from Ewan Pearson on your upcoming remixes? Nerd-talk with Dominik Biba on the latest developments in miking and audio tools in general? Sounds ace!
You can apply for Scholarship of Sound until april 30th on AKGs website if you’re either a producer of electronic music with tracks and productions up on your sleeve or if you’re enrolled in studies relating to professional sound production at a music college. Applicants need to be fluent in English and need to be able to travel to Berlin, Germany.
If all this applies to you, go ahead and register for Scholarship of Sound. The ten participants will be announced on may 16th and the workshops for AKG Scholarship of Sound 2011 will take place from july 30th to august 6th in Berlin. Check out the videos below for more information and an outlook on this years agenda.
One of the ten participants of last years AKG event with tutors Dixon, Jon Berry (Kompakt) and Stefan Betke was Daniel Brandt – now better known as a member of Brandt Brauer Frick, who released their debut album You make Me Real on Studio !K7 at the end of 2010. This could be you at the end of 2011!