Workshop: BE THE PRODUCER WITH CHRIS FUNK
Sir George Martin. Dr. Dre. Timbaland. Rick Rubin. These internationally acclaimed music producers are all part of our cultural zeitgeist; but what does a music producer actually do? What skills are required and how do you begin to attain them? In this two-week hybrid workshop, we’ll discuss songcraft, strategies for song arrangement, getting “amazing takes,” and general philosophies for success in the recording arts. Working producers will share their own career paths and studio experiences via online panel discussions. And we’ll put our new skills and insights into practice over two consecutive weekends when we record, arrange, and produce a cover song in Bodecker’s state-of-the-art Halfling Studio. No songwriting or music experience necessary – all are welcome. Transportation stipends are available for in-person sessions.
Tuesdays and Thursdays 5-6:30pm via Zoom | November 30, Dec 2, 7, 9
Saturday and Sunday 3-6pm in-person sessions at the Bodecker Foundation 2360 NW Quimby Street | December 4, 5, 11, 12
CHRIS FUNK (he/him) is a three-time GRAMMY nominated artist, Oregon Music Hall of Fame inductee, and a founding member of indie rock band The Decemberists. He has also found much success as a music producer, composer, and studio musician lending his musical acumen to such bands as The Shins, Portugal. The Man, Laura Veirs, and more. Chris has produced records for Stephen Malkmus, Red Fang, Naked Giants, Langhorne Slim, Sallie Ford, Rhett Miller, Kyle Craft, The Builders and The Butchers, Y La Bamba, and Latryx.
2360 NW Quimby Street
Portland, OR 97210