The Audio Engineering Society (AES) is thrilled to announce Hank Shocklee as a keynote speaker at the upcoming AES NY 2023 Convention, scheduled to be held at The Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City from October 25-27, 2023. The convention, celebrating AES's 75th anniversary and highlighting the 50th Anniversary of Hip-Hop, is set to provide attendees the opportunity to delve into this legendary world, hearing first-hand anecdotes about the industry from Shocklee.
Keynote: Prince Charles Alexander sits down with Hank Shocklee
Hank Shocklee, a true pioneer in the world of music production, sound design, and composition, will share his remarkable journey during his keynote address. Bursting onto the music scene during the formative years of hip-hop, Shocklee's impact can be traced back to his groundbreaking work with Public Enemy, where he revolutionized the genre through sampling techniques that reshaped the musical landscape. His influence has extended beyond hip-hop, collaborating with an array of musical icons and contributing to an impressive list of film projects, including Ridley Scott's American Gangster, Spike Lee's Do The Right Thing, and Ernest Dickerson's Juice.
In addition to his music industry accolades, Hank Shocklee boasts a diverse portfolio that includes a 2013 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a 2018 GRAMMY Hall of Fame induction, a 2004 induction into the National Recording Registry at the U.S. Library of Congress, and recognition as a 2021 inductee into the Consumer Technology (CT) Hall of Fame. His compositions have graced the soundtracks of numerous films, from Do The Right Thing, to Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom and beyond.
Sampling in music is now a part of mainstream culture, and Hank Shocklee played a pivotal role in elevating the art of sampling. His techniques, including filtering, micro-loop sampling, and the use of sine waves to create kick drums and bass lines, continue to resonate throughout the music industry.
Prince Charles Alexander, a Grammy Award-winning producer and engineer, will lead the conversation with Hank Shocklee. Together, they will delve into the life, trajectory, and astounding career of this musical luminary.
Don't miss the opportunity to witness this keynote address at AES NY 2023. Register here to join us for an exploration of music, innovation, and the profound impact of Hank Shocklee on the world of audio.
About Hank Shocklee:
Hank Shocklee is a renowned music producer, sound designer, composer, and an inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. His pioneering work as a founder of the seminal group Public Enemy and the Bomb Squad revolutionized hip-hop and introduced groundbreaking sampling techniques. Hank Shocklee's influence extends to film soundtracks and beyond, making him an iconic figure in the audio industry. Shocklee continues his production, sound design and film work through New York based multimedia company Teknimension.
For more on Hank Shocklee’s latest work, please visit www.teknimension.com
About Prince Charles Alexander:
Prince Charles Alexander is a multi-platinum, 3x Grammy winning, music producer and audio engineer that has worked with Mary J. Blige, Puff Daddy, The Notorious B.I.G, Aretha Franklin, Sting and many others. As a Professor of Music Production and Engineering at Berklee College of Music, New York University, and Northeastern University, he has lectured in Sweden, South Africa, Kenya, Malaysia and more countries around the globe. Alexander authored "Hip-Hop Production: Inside the Beats" in 2022, is a member of the Grammy Committee’s Black Music Collective, a Governor in the Audio Engineering Society and a longstanding member of the NYC Musician’s Union Local 902.
The Audio Engineering Society (AES) is the leading professional association worldwide for audio professionals and enthusiasts. For 75 years, the AES has been at the forefront of audio technology and innovation, providing a platform for knowledge exchange, networking, and industry collaboration.