The Sound Workshop ’11, was held on the 19th, 20th & 21st of September 2011 in the Youth Centre (MCSE). The event was organized by Alliance française de Male’ and Island Music, in Male’, Maldives.
The main aim of this event was to exchange knowledge, in related disciplines, via theoretical presentations and hands-on experiences, on what it takes to get a better sound. The program included detailed presentations, live-demonstrations and opened a great networking opportunity, so that, via this network, knowledge can be shared at a personal level.
It was an intensive 3-day workshop with more than 86 registered participants and an attendance rate over 70 pax per day. Johann Berby conducted master classes on rhythms, grooves and techniques, while Théo Croix demonstrated sound phenomena live. Continue reading “Sound Workshop ’11”
The Maldives Film Awards 2011 was held on the 4th of July 2011, and was attended by H. E. President Nasheed as the chief guest, accompanied by Madam Laila. It is the premier awards event for the small but vibrant local film industry, held by the Maldives Film Association. The event was sponsored by Enchanteur and managed by High Rise Pvt. Ltd.
Dynamics in the context of your instrument and in the context of your band, has quite a direct relationship to the sound of the band. This is where it all comes together in a chain of events: Good individual dynamics lead to good band dynamics; and good band dynamics lead to a good sound – the band’s sound. Continue reading “Dynamics Explained: in a Sound Context”
The Wataniya (Maldives) Anniversary Dinner was held on 6th March 2011. The dinner was in an “ice” themed hall, that featured an awards ceremony, debut of Rhythm In Peace (RIP) – a vocal duo, a DJ, Haisham’s trio, video messages and presentations.
I should note here that RIP was unheard of, prior to this event. However, they performed quite well, considering it was their debut performance. They performed their original tracks to well choreographed dance routines, and their vocals were live. Bravo! for a good start.
Live / Tour Sound Company: Island Music, Maldives.
Team: Ammi, Hambe, Kudoo, Mahin and I
Maldives Beach Games – Logo Launching Ceremony, was held on 10th February 2011 in Kulhivaru Ekuveni at 2100. The Chief Guest of the ceremony was Hon. Sanath Jayasuriya who was accompanied by the Vice President of Maldives H. E. Dr. Mohammed Waheed Hassan and Human Resources, Youth & Sports Minister Hon. Hassan Latheef.
The Chief Guest and VIPs were escorted into the venue by Dhammaau bodu-beru troop afterwhich, speeches were given by the Olympic Committee President Mr. Ibrahim Imsail Ali, Hon. Hassan Latheef and a few words by Hon. Sanath Jayasurira. The official launching was symbolized when Longey was lowered onto the stage and blew into a Sangu (Conch Shell), which is a traditional call for attention. Continue reading “Maldives Beach Games – Logo Launching Ceremony :: Sound Reinforcement”
More often that not, beginners are lead to rely a bit heavily on presets programmed-in by the manufacturer, and usually get stuck with a tone, that initially sounds great, only to be criticized by others later. What’s happening?
Derdian, a power metal band from Milan, Italy, performed in Bandos Island Resort, on the 22nd of November 2009. They performed for a special VIP audience at a private function. They were accompanied by their producer / engineer.
My job was to configure and tune the system and help out their producer in FOH mixing, to cater for the requirements of the client.
Live / Tour Sound Company: Island Music, Maldives. Team: Hambe, Kudoo, Sharuwan, Unaish and I
The V14 Summit as it was know, was held from 8th through 9th of November 2009 in Bandos Island Resort. The show included cultural acts including school girls and boys, accompanied by a traditional drummers and accompanying artists.