After 8 years Kraftwerk returns to Walt Disney

November 27, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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German electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk will play eight 3-D concerts at Walt Disney Concert Hall, March 18-21, 2014 to launch the LA Phil’s Minimalist Jukebox Festival. These will be their first L.A. dates since 2005.

They will perform eight of their albums, spread across eight performances.

KRAFTWERK – THE CATALOGUE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 is a chronological exploration of their work. Starting with Autobahn, each performance will cover one of Kraftwerk’s studio albums in full and in order of their release:

  • Autobahn (1974), Tuesday, March 18, 7:30 PM
  • Radio-Activity (1975), Tuesday, March 18, 10:30 PM
  • Trans Europe Express (1977), Wednesday, March 19, at 7:30 PM
  • The Man-Machine (1978), Wednesday, March 19, at 10:30 PM
  • Computer World (1981), Thursday, March 20, at 7:30 PM
  • Techno Pop (1986), Thursday, March 20, 10:30 PM
  • The Mix (1991), Friday, March 21, 7:30 PM
  • Tour de France (2003), March 21, 10:30 PM

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Disney’s Tron goes to Northern Sweden

December 10, 2010 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

So I guess there is a good chance you will meet with both aliens and Daft Punk in Sweden this winter :-)

Disney’s ‘Tron Legacy’ inspired Room at the 21st Ice Hotel, Arctic Sweden. Designed and Built by Ben Rousseau and Ian Douglas – Jones

Tour the old Disney sound production facilities

June 29, 2010 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

SoundWorks Collection has just released a new video (on top) with a tour of the post production facilities on Walt Disney Studios.

http://vimeo.com/12563377

Take an exclusive tour of the Walt Disney Studios located in Burbank, CA hosted by Gil Gagnon, VP of Post Production Services.

The Walt Disney Studios Post Production Services has a rich history in Dubbing dating back to the early 1940′s when Fantasia was mixed in the Main Theatre. Fantasia went on to win several technical achievement awards from the Academy as it was one of the first to mix in “Stereo” and it actually incorporated an early form of surround sound termed “Fantasound”.

The Sound Editorial department is staffed by a talented crew including two-time Oscar-winner George Watter II along with Robert Sephton, and Thomas de Gorter. The facilities include Pro Tools Digital Audio Workstations and 5.1 sound design rooms that are truly state-of-the-art. In addition, this world class facility provides complete sound integration and compatibility with the mixing stages in a conveniently located campus-like environment in Burbank, CA.

Great interview with Ben Burtt

July 4, 2008 · Posted in Electronic Music · Comment 

Ben Burtt, he’s the sound designer who worked on huge films such as Star Wars, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, and Indiana Jones to name a few.

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If a robot falls on a deserted planet, does it still make noise? According to sound designer extraordinaire Ben Burtt, the talent behind the stars of Disney·Pixar’s “WALL·E,” it most certainly does. And you’d be surprised at how many years of research and development it takes to make every squeak, creak, click, and clank seem so real.

“The assignment was inventing original voices and all the sounds associated with the main characters … mechanisms, movements, force fields. Since WALL·E doesn’t use conventional dialogue, I had to convey the story through the types of sound each character made. By providing the illusion that they had feelings, the audience would care about them,” Ben explains. With a visual start from preliminary paintings and sketches, he …

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