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PSNPresents is back! Studios and theatre design on the agenda

Sign up now for another top night of conversation and networking – and it's free!

PSNPresents is back! Once again, PSNEurope is hosting a – dare we say it – rambunctious night of no-holds-barred insights and experiences from the pro-audio world. If you have any interest in the world of studios and recording, or sound design for the West End, or anything at all to do with professional audio in fact, you need to be there!

For the first session, award-winning producer Youth, Tileyard supremo Nick Keynes and engineering legend and author Phill Brown will each take to the stage for a Q&A with writer and commentator Phil Ward.

After the break, a trio of leading sound designers – Gareth Fry, Simon Baker and Ben Harrison – will join PSNEurope editor Dave Robinson for a panel on working in the theatre. Just what’s required to put on a show like Matilda, Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter? These men know!

Both sessions will conclude with an opportunity for members of the audience to ask questions.

The third PSNPresents will be held once again at the lavish Soho Hotel in central London on Thursday 10 March 2016, and is sponsored by Roland UK and Focusrite. Get there early and claim your free drink!

Entry is FREE, as always (thanks to our generous sponsors) but we do request that you register beforehand. Students, educationalists, engineers, studio owners, trainee sound designers, manufacturers… everyone is welcome! It’s a great night for networking with your peers in the industry too, of course…

Here’s the timetable:

7pm Doors open – come early for your welcome drink!

7.45pm Producers/Studio Q&A with Youth, Phill Brown and Nick Keynes (hosted by Phil Ward)

9pm Sound designers panel with Simon Baker, Ben Harrison and Gareth Fry (hosted by Dave Robinson)

9.45pm Drinks and networking in the bar!

11pm Close

And more on that line up:

Youth (Martin Glover)
: Alongside his continuing role as bassist and producer with art-rock legends Killing Joke, Youth has quietly amassed a formidable client list that includes Primal Scream, Crowded House and Depeche Mode. And let’s not forget The Verve’s massive Urban Hymns. He co-produced the long-awaited Pink Floyd album, The Endless River, and produced the first Culture Club album for 16 years (released any time now!). At the MPG Awards last month, he was recognised for his Outstanding Contribution to Music.

Phill Brown
: Phill has engineered some of the world’s most successful artists, including Mott the Hoople, David Bowie, Sly Stone, Led Zeppelin and Bob Marley & The Wailers, and put his ongoing career in studio magic into words with his 2010 biography: Are We Still Rolling?: Studios, Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll – One Man’s Journey Recording Classic Albums.

Nick Keynes: Former songwriter/producer Nick Keynes has been part of the team that has over the past two years, successfully transformed Tileyard into London’s leading creative hub. Located right next to the impressive new King’s Cross development, Tileyard’s tenants include Basement Jaxx, Mark Ronson, Chase & Status JHO Management, Sound Advice and the MMF.

Ben Harrison (large picturewith Nick top left, Phill bottom): Between 2002 and 2007 Ben was head of sound at Leicester’s Haymarket Theatre where he designed West Side Story, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Hot Stuff – the Christmas Edition, Macbeth, Beautiful Thing, The Fortune Club and The Wizard of Oz, among others. Recent sound design projects in and around London have included Starlight Express, Blood Brothers, The Roy Orbison Story, Tommy, , Half A Sixpence, Dr Dolittle, Jekyll & Hyde, Scrooge, Save The Last Dance For Me (UK tours) and Whistle Down The Wind (UK & American tours). PSNEurope first met him back in 2005, on Cabaret in the West End!

Simon Baker: Simon has served time in the sound departments of the Royal Court, RSC and the National where he held the post of sound supervisor. In 1999 he joined leading British sound design and rental company Autograph where he stayed for 11 years. His recent work includes Matilda A Musical (Worldwide Productions – for which he won the 2012 Olivier for Best Sound), Anything Goes (UK Tour and Sheffield), The Light Princess (NT – Olivier 2014 Best Sound Nomination), Batman Live (World Arena Tour), and The Lord Of The Rings (London and Toronto – Olivier 2008 Best Sound Nomination).

Gareth Fry
: Gareth is an award winning sound designer best known for creating work for leading UK theatre directors such as Katie Mitchell, Complicite’s Simon McBurney and John Tiffany. In 2011 he was voted chair of the newly formed Association of Sound Designers. In 2012 he was asked by Danny Boyle to design the sound effects for the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games. He will be working on the forthcoming Harry Potter musical, opening in June 2016.

Register now for a fantastic night!