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Producing a track for ADE - Amsterdam Dance Event

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Producing a track for ADE - Amsterdam Dance Event

I have some very cool news to share! I’ve been invited to compose a track for a panel discussion as part of ADE a.k.a. Amsterdam Dance Event, the biggest electronic music festival & conference in the world.

It came about a few weeks ago, when Steph Perrin - Head of Sync at Cloud 9 Music/Downtown Music Benelux (formerly Senior Music Supervisor at Felt Music) reached out to me by Facebook. We've known each other for about a year, when I came across her profile on LinkedIn and we met for coffee because I wanted to ask her some things about the music industry and getting into the world of music sync.

The panel is called So You Think You Can Sync! and it is part of the ADE Pro / ADE Dance & Brands conferences. We are 8 producers and we have been given a brief to create a soundtrack to a specific advertisement, and a panel of 4 industry experts will discuss our approach.

The event will be on Friday 19th October at 16:15 - 17:30. Check out the event here for more details:

https://www.amsterdam-dance-event.nl/program/2018/so-you-think-you-can-sync/12900163/

DeLaMar Theater (D8 Panel Room) | Marnixstraat 402, Amsterdam

Producers:
Chuckie (NL)
DJ, Producer

Gary Beck (GB)
DJ, Producer 

IVA (BO)
DJ, Producer

Homay Schmitz (DE) & Oliver Weder (CH)
Composers

The Wong Janice (NL)
Producer, Cellist

Kaiserdisco (DE)
DJ, Producer

Niklas Paschburg (DE)
Artist

Pershanoush (FR)
Artist


Panel list:
Connie Edwards (Major Tom, US)
Music Supervisor

Josh Rabinowitz (Grey Worldwide, US)
SVP Director of Music

Steph Perrin (Cloud 9 Music/Downtown Benelux, NL)
Head of Sync

Toby Williams (Leland Music, GB)
Music Supervisor

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THE FOX on TransVormers CD

My band THE FOX were invited to perform at the last TransVormers festival (we performed there last time while filming for MTV Was Here) but a foot injury with our drummer meant that we had to cancel at the last minute.

Fortunately, we were also invited to have a track on their compilation CD, celebrating the 5th year of the Volkskrant building as a cultural and creative centre. There we are on track 21.

More info (in Dutch):
http://www.volkskrantgebouw.nl/agenda/transvormers-het-festival-van-het-volkskrantgebouw

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Joining all girl band THE FOX

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Joining all girl band THE FOX

So I've recently joined an all girl pop-rock band, and had my debut performance on guitar. As a compromise for not singing harmonies I gave myself in to the guitar. It didn’t matter that I can only play 3 chords, because I just became the new rhythm guitarist! Who are THE FOX?

From L-R: Sharon Steinfort (lead guitar/backing vocals), Janice Wong (cello/rhythm guitar), Eva Koreman (drums), Celine Prins (lead vocals/keys) and Mirjam von Bannisseht (bass and vocals). (Photo by Andreas from The Dingo Birds)

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The weirdest cello end pin stopper (or most innovative)

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The weirdest cello end pin stopper (or most innovative)

In Amsterdam there are 3 very typical about Dutch houses: large windows with no curtains, high ceilings and wooden floors. Beautiful houses, perfect for making music actually. But it concerns me to put scratches and dents into the floor boards with my cello end pin. On this particular day I forgot to bring an end-pin stopper (rubber stopperdonutblack hole etc.) so we had to improvise. I asked if the boys had any type of carpet and this is what they came up with:

His name is Gorgon Korvar Berg from IKEA. He’s from Sweden. Yes, one tiger was hurt in the making of this photo. :’(

PROTECTIVE OF FLOOR: 5/5
NON-SLIP: 2/5
OVERALL EXPERIENCE: 3/5

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