SOUND AND MUSIC PRODUCTION EXPERIENCE

FREELANCE SOUND ENGINEER, NORTHERN IRELAND

Sound engineer, producer, mix engineer, Feb. 2009 – June. 2016

Sound engineer on thirteen published commercial projects, musicians albums, EPs and demos. Mixed, produced and set up projects independently. Recording at various locations, renting studio time and gear.

PRODUCTION HOUSE, BELFAST

Technical sound apprenticeship, sound assistant Jan. 2011 – March. 2011

Sound man, assistant sound man, monitors, stage set up, live festival technician.

OTHER TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE

UNIVERSITY OF JYVÄSKYLÄ, FINLAND, LAB TECHNICIAN

Lab technician, research assistant, motion capture study, April. 2017 – Nov. 2017

Operating machinery for motion capture study and research for data collection on PhD observed study. Results to be published.

JOURNALISM

IGLOOMAG.COM

Contributor, feature writer, staff writer, April. 2013 – present

Writer for solicited material submitted to our editorial group. Coverage of gigs with venues in Berlin, Dublin and Belfast. Interviewed musicians across the world. I have been placed on record label press lists. Continuously covering electronic music and compelling musicians.

POWERPLAY MAGAZINE UK

Contributor, feature writer, staff writer, May. 2010 – April. 2012

Writer for solicited material submitted to headquarters. Coverage of gigs with venues in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Interviewed musicians based in the US. Feature article contributor. My work was received by record label’s who placed me on their press lists for exclusive access to their material.

UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER, STUDENT’S UNION MAGAZINE

Contributor, Nov. 2012 – Dec. 2012

Contributor for the film review monthly periodical.

INTERN, STAFF CONTRIBUTOR, KYIV POST UKRAINE

Contributor, April. 2012 – May. 2012

Contributor to Kyiv Post’s international English section. Visited and contributed to Kyiv Post HQ in Ukraine for one week. We discussed and wrote about the issue regarding Kiev and the problems left-wing youth were facing opposite Russian influence from the East.

ARCHAIC MAGAZINE (US)

Contributor, Feb. 2009 – Dec. 2009

News writer and blogger for music submitted to Archaicmag.com. The website had a large following in Canada for heavy metal music, thus we focused our coverage and expertise to find independent Canadian bands and artists to review.

METAL MAYHEM UNITED KINGDOM

Contributor, feature writer, editor, Feb. 2008 – April. 2010

Contributor, feature writer and editor for all music submissions to metal-mayhem.co.uk. The website had a niche focus to review heavy metal bands. I interviewed bands based in the US and Europe. I was a feature writer for the website too, combining reviews and interviews into single articles. I also wrote breaking news pieces.

AUDIO PRODUCTION SKILLS

Cubase, ProTools, Reason, GarageBand, SoundHack, Max/MSP.

LANGUAGES

Ability to speak, read and write basic Finnish, (proficiency level A1).

EDUCATION

University of Jyväskylä, Finland

M.A. in Music, Mind & Technology, Aug 2016 – (current) 2018.

University of Ulster, Coleraine, Northern Ireland

B.A. in Journalism, Aug. 2011 – May, 2014

2014 Honours Student

Journalism & Communications Department

South Eastern Regional College, Northern Ireland

BTEC National Diploma in Music Technology, Aug, 2008 – May, 2010.

PRESS ABOUT MY PROJECTS:

RADIO PLAY

  • PBS Melbourne 2014, BBC Radio Ulster 2013, RTE Late Sessions 2012

FLY REVIEWS (2015)

FIND REVIEWS (2011 – 2012):

FORERUNNER REVIEWS (2009):

BLUE HAT THINKING REVIEWS (2008 – 2009):

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