SOUND ENGINEERING / DESIGN CV

Welcome to my sound engineering page! For my art projects please visit http://danielneumann.org/ and for my concert series CT::SWaM.

2015-10-21 23.04.26

SOUND ENGINEERING / DESIGN CV

Since 2000 I am working as a sound engineer and sound designer, mainly in live situations such as concerts, theater, and festivals. A specialty I developed over the years are concerts featuring electroacoustic music and multi-channel live audio. These concerts usually require a complex speaker setup, unusual miking techniques for instruments and high quality sound reinforcement. Each piece has very different challenges and approaches, which is why I’m constantly fascinated by them.

Besides live sound reinforcement I also do live recording, consulting, teaching, speaker installation and rentals.

You really translated the idea of the composition well into the space.
Miller Puckette (to me in a conversation after the concert by Mari Kimura, Oct 2010)

On the mixer, you’ve such a light hand – that’s very important!
Walter Branchi (2012)

 

List / CV (updated Feb 2016, the artists listed I’ve directly, in different capacities, worked with)

David Guetta Productions, North America, since March 2014
– FOH sound engineer for David Guetta’s Spring 2016 North America tour
– FOH sound engineer for David Guetta’s Spring 2015 North America tour; clubs and festivals up to 90k capacity; occasional special guests like Nicki Minaj, Black Eyes Peas, Bebe Rexha..
– production, rehearsals as well as monitor and live audience mix for David Guetta’s first live performance with musicians at Good Morning America, Dec 2014
– production of listening events at various radio stations/ event spaces, Fall 2014
– FOH sound engineer for David Guetta’s Spring 2014 North America tour

MoMA PS1, NYC, since Sep 2013
– full audio production and FOH for Sunday Sessions 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16;
with artists and bands like Psychic TV, Daniel Lopatin (8-channel live), X-TG feat. Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti, Terrace Martin, Florian Hecker, Mårten Spångberg, Kim Gordon and Jutta Koether, Shabazz Palaces, Fhloston Paradigm, Ursula Rucker, Ras G, Panda Bear, Dinos Chapman (8-channel live), Alvin Lucier’s “I am sitting in a room” (live), Paul Lansky (8-channel live), Moriah Evans, Stephen Vitiello and Taylor Deupree, Alan Vega, John Zorn

– full audio production and FOH for Warm Up 2014 and 2015;
with artists like Skrillex, Robert Hood, Simian Mobile Disco (live), Pantha du Prince (live), DJ EZ, Objekt, Cashmere Cat, Daniele Baldelli, Charanjit Singh (live), Kevin Saunderson, Benji B, Nickie Siano, Skepta, Tony Lane, Atom™ (Live), Boys Noise, and more

Alarm Will Sound, February 2016
FoH and production for a Ligeti program

Performa 2015, Arnold Schönberg’s Erwartung – A Performance by Robin Rhode and Wet Ink Ensemble, conducted by Arturo Tamayo outdoors on Times Square
– full audio production, FOH and recording

NERO, FOH at Lollapalooza 2015 in Chicago and for their October 2015 US-tour; venues and festivals up to 30k capacity

TimbreTech / Jim Toth, NYC, since June 2009
– clients include MoMA, Guggenheim, Metropolitan Museum of Art, MoMA PS1, Cartier, Stella McCartney, Anna Wintour, Sony Music, Dior Homme,
– artists and bands we’ve worked with include Lykke Li, Kraftwerk, Blood Orange, Patti Smith, RZA,  Joe Biden, Jessie Ware, Kanye West, Blondie, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Stephen Malkmus, Lil Wayne, Ghostface Killah, Jonah Hill, Scarlett Johansson, Bill Frisell, The XX, Jamie XX, Julia Holter, Yoko Ono, Roger Federer, and many more

Speaker rental / system design / sound engineering services, since April 2012, NYC
– multi-channel speaker system rental for Issue Project Room, Judson Church, St. Marks, Queens Museum, Whitney Museum, installation at American Contemporary for Stephen Vitiello, for Suzanne Phillips at Grace Farms, acoustic consulting and measurements for New Museum, Sabisha Friedberg at Swiss Institute,

CT::SWaM, NYC, since April 2012
Organizer, curator and sound provider for concert series, focussed on spatial sound composition; different multi-channel speaker setups, recording

Rational Acoustics, CT, Nov 2013
Smaart® Operator Fundamentals Software Training Seminar

Queens Museum of Art, NYC, Nov 2013
8-ch/4-ch sound system for performances by Richard Garet and Kevin Beasley

Output Club, NYC, Jan 2013 – Jan 2014
Head of Audio for opening year; link;
– developing full audio production for live and DJs, creating a team of engineers
– artists like Carl Cox, Loco Dice, Giorgio Moroder, Art Department, Q-Tip, Cassy, Francois K, Danny Krivit, Chris Liebing, Seth Troxler, Sasha, John Digweed, Ben Klock, Paul Kalkbrenner (live), Danny Tenaglia, Martinez Brothers, Omar S and many more

Cielo Club, NYC, Oct 2011 – present
In-house tech, DJ setups, system maintenance, repairs
– DJs like Louis Vega, Tedd Patterson, Francois K as residents; and guests like Jamie XX, Adrian Sherwood (live), Mad Professor (live) and many more

Experimental Intermedia (Phill Niblock), NYC, Dec 2010 – present
FOH for concert series, and pa maintenance

Karl-Heinz Stockhausen: Oktophonie at Park Av Armory, NYC, Mar 2013
Assistant to Kathinka Pasveer and Igor Kavulek (Stockhausen’s personal sound projectionist and engineer)

PS1 Dome, NYC, Apr 2012
Full production for Doug Aitken’s Sleepwalkers Box Launch, 8 channel sound, live band

New York City College of Technology, NYC, Jan 2012 – July 2012
Teaching: Adjunct faculty, teaching the Sound Technology class

Electronic Music Foundation, NYC, Feb 2010 – Mar 2014
Concerts: speaker setup and live sound for various concerts and festivals, mostly multi-channel performances, like Luigi Nono’s “La lontananza nostalgica utopica futura” at Judson Church, Feb 2012

Santos Party House, New York City, September 2008 – March 2012
Regular freelance: FOH and monitor for various bands and djs on a Soundcraft Vi4/Vi6 system, since August 2010 head of audio, responsible for maintenance, repairs, training of new engineers, and scheduling
– artists like: Andrew WK, Gang Gang Dance, Jovanotti, Panda Du Prince, Q-Tip, Rich Medina, Matthew Dear, Quintron,  Questlove, Moby (dj), Philip Glass, Laurie Anderson, Danny Krivit

LeBaron, NYC, Oct 2011 – Dec 2012
Installing the sound system

MoMA, NYC, Aug 2011
Installation: Setup and signal design for Carlito Carvalhosa’s “Sum of Days

Suseong Artpia, Daegu, South Korea, June – July 2010
Sound Design: for the award winning play “Academy”, directed by John Carrafa, performed in a 1167 seat theater during DIMF

Theater at St Clemens, NYC, April – May 2010
Musicals: A-1 for “This Side of Paradise

Diapason Gallery, NYC, June 2009 – June 2011
– curatorial assistant and technician for sound art gallery

NYC Electroacoustic Music Festival, April 2009 and March 2010
2010: Elebash hall manager and audio engineer;
2009: A-1 for main stage at Elebash, CUNY Graduate Center

New York Musical Theater Festival, October 2008 and 2009
Contemporary musicals: A-1 for “Love Jerry”,“Bedbugs!”, “Plagued”, “Academy” and others

Fringe Festival NYC, August 2009
Sound Design for “Shelf Life”, by Molly Goforth, directed by JV Mercanti

Festival Voces de l’Argentina, NYC, May 2009
Sound Design for “Atomic”, directed by Jimena Duca and Sophia Remolde

Tiyatroglobal, NYC, November – December 2008
Sound Design for “Mika”, a theaterplay performed at the United Nations

Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, NYC, October – November 2008
Musical: A-1 for “All shook up” on a Yamaha M7CL, incl. 5 piece band, 15 wireless bodymics, chorus, recorded sound

Kunstraeume Leipzig, May 2008
Open-air theater: with a moving PA on trucks and a standing 4-channel PA, Mackie TT24, 14 wireless headsets, recorded sound

Naturton Audiodienste, Leipzig, September 2000 – June 2008
Regular freelance: sound engineering for concerts (rock, pop, reggae, jazz), talk shows, conferences

Schauspiel, Leipzig, May 2002 – June 2005
Theater / musicals: including being the A-1 sound mixer for the premier of Rocky Horror Picture Show with a 6 piece band, chorus, 14 actors and playing back recorded sound on cue, house seats 527

Other institutions, composers, performers, DJs and bands I did sound for include:

Ne(x)tworks, TILT Ensemble: live sound and live recording
SEM Ensemble: live recording
Hans Tutschku, Thomas Buckner, Mari Kimura, Pauline Oliveros, Jane Rigler, Larry Austin, Hubert Howe, Joseph Kubera, Joel Chadabe, Robert Rowe, Morton Subotnick: live sound

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