Award-winning photographer, music journalist and author Mr. Bonzai is moderating “MUSIC SMARTS” in the Hot Zone at Winter NAMM (1.15.2011 at 12:15pm in 204B). Panelists are Def Leppard guitar legend Phil Collen; producer CJ Vanston (Tina Turner, Prince, Christopher Guest films); pop singer/songwriter Kristina Helene; Authentik Artists CEO Scott Austin; folk rocker Justine Bennett; and producer KamranV (Nine Inch Nails, Beck, Spaceland Recordings).
Celebrated musician, multi-Platinum producer and recording engineer Alan Parsons will join award-winning photographer, author, and moderator Mr. Bonzai for a Fireside Chat at Winter NAMM, Saturday afternoon at 3:15 on The Stage in the NAMM Hot Zone.
Parsons is renowned for dozens of top album projects, notably assisting in the making of The Beatles’ “Abbey Road” and “Let It Be,” as well as engineering Pink Floyd’s “The Dark Side of the Moon,” for which Pink Floyd credit him as an important contributor. Parsons’ own group, The Alan Parsons Project, as well as his subsequent successful solo recordings, have also been recognized for their inventiveness and sonic excellence.
Parsons joins Mr. Bonzai on The Stage at NAMM, in a new setting complete with overstuffed easy chairs and a blazing video fireplace. Parsons will speak about his formative years at Abbey Road and his subsequent success as both a recording artist and producer/engineer. He will also explore his “Art and Science of Sound Recording,” a groundbreaking video series on music production, now available as downloads and DVDs at:
Authentik Artists will be attending the 2009 NAMM Music Conference in Anaheim, CA. We will be there all three days so be sure to say hi if you see us. Authentik will also be housed at the Roland booth a couple of days doing interviews with notable industry people and emerging artists.