SF’s Pyramind School Presents: Skerik Master Class

By Team JamBase Aug 27, 2009 11:00 am PDT

Pyramind Presents Skerik: Recording Chaos and Acoutronica Concepts September 19

San Francisco’s Pyramind proudly welcomes acclaimed musician Skerik as the next guest in their “Elite Sessions” series of weekend master classes. Pyramind is the leader in digital audio, recording, and electronic music training in the heart of San Francisco. Skerik is a highly acclaimed musician (i.e. insane Seattle sax hero and overall musical genius, see: Garage a Trois, Critters Buggin, Les Claypool). On Saturday September 19, these worlds collide in Pyramind’s recording studio for an innovative full-day workshop entitled “Recording Chaos and Acoutronica Concepts.”

Some of Skerik’s uncommon music practices have been called “acoutronica,” reflecting his unique style of blending electronic and acoustic instruments. The workshop will include various discussions based on 25 years of recording and playing experience by Skerik. The day will begin with an overview of acoustic recording techniques emanating from the saxophone, including stolen information from the likes of cohorts Matt Chamberlain, Mell Dettmer, Randall Dunn and S. Husky Hoskulds. Skerik will then outline some of the applications he’s used to create the distinctive sounds found on his many group recordings. Electronic DI, isolated amp, and modern re-amping techniques will then be performed live by the Skerik through his perplexing effects and electronics setup, and with the assistance of one of Pyramind’s top engineers, combined in multi-track recordings and mixed in different formats, including stereo, and 2-channel stereo manipulations. Although the techniques described in this session can be used for any musical situation, it is hoped that these methods will inspire more sinister and creative endeavors in the future.

Pyramind’s exclusive full-day workshops are intended to provide advanced-level training in an intensive small-class setting, allowing producers and performers reaching for the next level to learn directly from the masters defining their respective fields.

The Details:
What: Pyramind Elite Sessions presents “SKERIK: Recording Chaos & Acoutronica Concepts”
When: Saturday September 19, 12 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Where: Pyramind – 832 Folsom St. (btwn 4th and 5th St.) San Francisco, CA
Tickets: $100 – EXTREMELY limited seats
More Info: 415-896-9800 ex 227 or email: [email protected]

About Pyramid:
Pyramind is the leader in digital music, recording, and game audio training in the heart of San Francisco. In addition to our diverse lineup of courses and certifications, Pyramid provides sound and music production services for the biggest names in interactive entertainment, enabling the organization to offer an integrated approach to audio education in a real, working studio environment. As a result, Pyramind helps musicians realize their professional and creative goals by providing a training curriculum that reflects the evolving needs, practices, and technologies of the audio industry today.

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