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The 9th Art of Record Production Conference:

Record Production in the Internet Age

December 4-6, 2014

University of Oslo

We are delighted to announce that the 9th Art of Record Production conference will be hosted by Stan Hawkins, Hans T. Zeiner-Henriksen and Anne Danielsen at the University of Oslo, December 4-6, 2014. 

New Addition to the list of Special Guests: Susan Rogers

Susan Rogers holds a doctorate in Cognitive Psychology. Her research focuses on auditory memory and the influence of musical training on auditory development. For two decades prior to her science career, Susan was one of the world’s few women working as a record producer, engineer, mixer, and audio electronics technician. Career highlights include 5 years (1983-1988) as staff engineer for Prince; producing diverse artists such as Barenaked Ladies, David Byrne, Geggy Tah, Robben Ford, Jeff Black, and Rusted Root; mixing for an equally eclectic list including Tricky, Michael Penn, Toad the Wet Sprocket, and Tevin Campbell; and engineering for a host more. She is an Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music in the departments of Music Production & Engineering and Liberal Arts, and is the director of the Berklee Music Perception and Cognition Laboratory. In 2012 she was awarded the Distinguished Faculty Award, Professional Writing and Music Technology Division.

Special Guests include: Stargate, Jan Erik Kongshaug and Sophie Stévance

Guest speaker Sophie Stévance

Confirmed industry keynote speaker is Stargate.

Stargate, composed of Tor Hermansen and Mikkel Eriksen, has worked with some of the most influential names in music over the past decade, including Rihanna, Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Jay Z and many more. Their melodies and hooks are unmistakable and have produced some of the biggest songs of today, including 10 Billboard #1 hits  among them "Diamonds", “Rude Boy”, “Only Girl (In The World)”, "Black&Yellow", “What´s My Name” and “Firework". The team has received two Grammy awards, ASCAP Songwriters of the Year, an Ivor Novello Award and Rolling Stone Hitmakers of the Year. They have lectured at University of Southern California, Museum of Modern Art in New York City and NYU.

A special session with sound engineer Jan Erik Kongshaug is also confirmed.

Kongshaug is one of the world’s most renowned studio engineers and the owner of Rainbow studio in Oslo. He has recorded more than 700 albums for the label ECM in cooperation with producer Manfred Eicher and has worked with, among others, Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, Dave Holland, Jan Garbarek, Ornette Coleman and Karlheinz Stockhausen.

We are happy to announce that Professor in musicology at the Faculty of Music, University of Laval, Sophie Stévance, will be the academic keynote speaker for the Art of Record Production Conference in Oslo, December 4-6. Stévance is head of the Groupe de recherche-création en musique.  Her field of study is research-creation in music and she has done research into modernization of Inuit throat-singing (with Tanya Tagaq) and creative processes in music production and new technologies.   Stevance is the author of several books, including the recent publications Quand la musique prend corps, with M. Desroches and S. Lacasse (2014), Les Enjeux de la recherche-création en musique: institution, définition, formation, with S. Lacasse (2013) and Musique actuelle (2011) and received awards from The Académie Charles-Cros in 2006 and 2010.