VE Sound Production students collaborate with PAW House Band in the recording studio

VE Sound Production students collaborate with PAW House Band in the recording studio

Students studying the Diploma of Music (Sound Production) were given the opportunity to manage a recording session with Warlpiri musicians from Yuendumu, Northern Territory.

The PAW House Band consists of Kenneth Martin (aka KM), Donovan Rice, Scotty Brown and Julien Poulson, and perform songs spanning 50 years of Yuendumu music history. 

Yuendumu is one of the largest Aboriginal communities in central Australia and is best known for its hugely successful output of creative arts including hit TV series Bush Mechanics, Warlpiri Media, Warlukurlangu Artists, and its iconic football team The Warlpiri Magpies.

Student Marcus Raymond sits at recording desk Marcus Raymond got the opportunity to record PAW House band through the Diploma of Music (Sound Production).

Students studying the Diploma of Music (Sound Production) were engaged in a studio recording session, where they were able to experience running the session with the band and working with professional recording equipment. 

Lachlan Rother, who has just completed his first year of the Diploma, reflected on the experience working with PAW House.

"Being granted the opportunity to not only work with veterans of the rural Northern Territory music scene but perform drums as a session musician on a number of recordings during these sessions was an incredibly valuable and humbling experience,” he said.

“As a sound production student, I found these sessions to be invaluable in the racking up of considerable additional hours of studio experience, becoming far more confident in the navigation of both the studio environment itself, and how to run an efficient session with your client.” 

I greatly valued this experience and would recommend that students do not hesitate to volunteer for similar opportunities in the future.
Student Lachlan Rother sitting at a drum set Lachlan Rother played the drums on several of the recordings during the sessions.

Learn more about the Diploma of Music (Sound Production) here

Story: Sheridan van Gelderen
Photography: Robert Gourlay

05 December 2022


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