PSNPresents, the social and networking event by PSNEurope, will return for the second time on 4 November.
Live sound legend Roger Lindsay and composer extraordinaire Dru Masters are the first confirmed guests for the evening, which will take place at 19.30 at the luxury Soho Hotel at 4 Richmond Mews. (February's inaugural event was held at the nearby Ham Yard Hotel.)
Lindsay has mixed some of the world’s most successful artists, including Pink Floyd, James Taylor, Prince, George Michael and Sade, and offered live sound consultancy for clients as diverse as Formula 1 motor racing teams, the Arts Council of Great Britain and even the British royal family.
Lindsay – who has been mixing sound at the NFL games at Wembley Stadium in the past few days – will be talking about how he works with Burt Bacharach and a full orchestra one day, and rock legends Deep Purple the next. “It’s all about having an open mind,” he says.
TV composer and sometime producer Masters' career in television began as a composer’s assistant on the BBC drama Howards’ Way. His most recent projects include scoring all three series of Peter Moffat’s BBC drama Silk, which was nominated for three Baftas; the Bafta-winning Young James Herriot; and Charlie Brooker’s spoof A Touch of Cloth, starring John Hannah and Suranne Jones. He has also written and produced songs for artists as diverse as Mediæval Bæbes and George Michael, and provided the score for something called The Apprentice (us neither).
More guests will be announced over the coming weeks.
The first PSNPresents, sponsored by Avid and Focusrite, took place on 12 March. It kicked off with Q&A by industry personality and former Pro Sound News Europe editor Phil Ward with guests Steve Zissler (Royal Opera House), Jonathan Suffolk (National Theatre) and Scott Talbott and Andy Tapley (BBC Studios and Post Production) before PSNEurope editor Dave Robinson took to the stage for a live panel with ‘fourth member of Portishead’ and Adele, Air and Florence + the Machine engineer Dave McDonald, Charles ‘Chicky’ Reeves (Grace Jones, Prince), Massive Attack’s Robb Allan and Deaf Havana FOH Ben Hammond (see Rapturous reception for inaugural PSNPresents).
“PSNPresents is a great format,” said attendee and then-HHB Communications marketing manager Andrew Low (now at Shure UK). “I really enjoyed the discussion on technology’s role in enhancing a production without muddling the creative process, combined with interesting anecdotes so that it wasn’t too tech-heavy. It was a good mix of industry heads, students and top engineers that made for an all-round entertaining evening.”
“It was a well thought-out choice of venue, with a nice relaxing atmosphere,” added L-Acoustics application engineer Dan Orton. “All the guests had something interesting to say and sounded very genuine and passionate when answering the questions and talking about their experiences. I'm looking forward to the next one.”
A playlist of videos from PSNPresents I can be viewed below or on the PSNEurope YouTube channel.
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