If you’ve ever wanted to explore the intricacies of the recording business, you’re in luck because there are some major – and very rare – opportunities coming your way during the next month. And they won’t cost you even a penny…
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6
TALK/DISCUSSION: “From Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust” @ Skidmore College’s Filene Recital Hall, Saratoga Springs. A lecture-presentation by Ken Scott, one of only five recording engineers ever to have recorded the Beatles. His engineering and producing credits extend far beyond the Fab Four, however, including David Bowie, Jeff Beck, Stanley Clarke, Duran Duran, Elton John, the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Pink Floyd, the Rolling Stones and the Tubes, to name just a few. 7pm. FREE.
THURSDAY, MARCH 14
DISCUSSION: “The Recording Process from Start to Finish” @ Fuzz Record Shop, Albany. In Part One of a two-part workshop co-sponsored by Albany Music Coalition, representatives from Cotton Hill Studios will discuss topics including how to prepare for a studio session, what to expect from a professional studio and the post-production process, with time allotted for questions and answers. 7pm. FREE.
SATURDAY, MARCH 16
WORKSHOP/DEMONSTRATION: “The Recording Process from Start to Finish” @ Cotton Hill Studios, Albany. In Part Two of a two-part workshop co-sponsored by Albany Music Coalition, participants are invited to experience the studio and take part in a more in-depth discussion and demonstration of recording. Due to space constraints, participation in this portion of the event will be limited. Individuals who are interested in attending should RSVP at Albany Music Coalition. 1pm. FREE.
MONDAY, APRIL 1
TALK/DISCUSSION: “From Walking Dinosaurs to Rolling Stones: A Conversation with Don Was” @ Skidmore College’s Palamountain Hall, Saratoga Springs. As a co-leader of the band Was (Not Was), Don Was has been a musician. At the helm in the studio with such superstars as Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, Bonnie Raitt, Iggy Pop, the B-52s, Elton John, Garth Brooks, Lucinda Williams, Ringo Starr, Willie Nelson, Brian Wilson, Kris Kristofferson and Aaron Neville, he’s also been an A-list record producer and Grammy Award winner as Producer of the Year. And since January 2012, he’s also reigned as the president of the legendary Blue Note Records label. 8pm. FREE.