Laurens Schmidt
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Laurens Schmidt

Music producer / composerLondon, United Kingdom
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Laurens Schmidt

Music producer / composerLondon, United Kingdom
Projects
  • Adamo Golán - Exile And The New (Official Video)
    Adamo Golán - Exile And The New (Official Video)Additional information can be found in my interview with Whitelies Magazine: www.whiteliesmagazine.com/blog/2018/6/18/adamo-goln
  • Adamo Golán - Exile And The New LP
    Adamo Golán - Exile And The New LPFresh on Francis Harris’ Kingdoms imprint comes Adamo Golán ’s eight-track LP, 'Exile And The New'. Golán is the alter ego of German artist Laurens A. Schmidt, who had been pursuing a more club-focused techno project, while developing an ever deeper fascination with experimental music, ambient and film scores. Drawing influence from his adopted homes Berlin and currently London, the 26-year-old has been uncompromisingly trying to develop his own musical voice. 'Exile And The New' expresses this ongoing pursuit and, being the first full-length and first ever release by Adamo Golán, marks the start of his most personal project to-date. Stretching over seven tracks, it touches upon a diverse set of sceneries, moods, and emotions whilst a distinctive sound design gives the work a subtle framework and guiding thread. 'Fis' starts the proceedings, introducing drones and field recordings and enveloping the listener in Golán’s distinct sound world. 'Just Friends ' merges distant snapshots of disembodied vocals with granular sound design and a sense of both space and creeping claustrophobia simultaneously. It’s an approach the young producer has mastered - 'Replica' maintains an ambience of the deeply personal and a wider, hazy focus, realised via exquisite melodic fragments against a backdrop of pads and chiming electronics. Title track 'Exile And The New' unfolds around another cinematic world scored via a single stringed instrument, static interference and oceans of space. 'Lie to Me' brings a piano refrain to the fore, wrapped in luscious ambience and more fragments of a conversation heard through the rain. 'Then Rely On Me' slowly develops out of a haunting atmosphere and finds an uneasy but strangely beautiful flow, before 'The Hungry Years' closes out the album as it started - floating in space. The 26-year-old artist sees the album as a journey that should captivate but never impose itself on the listener. It´s a gracious and neighbourly invitation to dive in, get lost and explore its facets and peculiarities.
Work history
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    Production AssistantHyperballad
    New York, United StatesInternship
    Hyperballad Music is a music house and recording studio based in downtown Brooklyn, New York, specializing in innovative, original music for film, TV, and Internet. The studio composers and musicians are all active artists in the New York music scene bringing an exciting authenticity and edge to the work produced there. The Studio has worked with a diverse range of recording artists, including Rihanna, The Killers, Yoko Ono, Regina Spektor, Azealia Banks, and many others.
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    ComposerFelt Music
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Felt offers composition and recording services for just about any audio-visual media production that requires a unique and authentic piece of music. Their incredible roster of composers range in age, style and discipline and provide recordings ranging from full orchestral works to electronic or solo instrumental pieces, spanning the entire musical spectrum. Their work is regularly featured in major network television programmes, international advertising campaigns, Hollywood films, corporate projects and alongside popular attractions.
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Skills
  • Electronic Music Production
  • Cultural Event
  • Music Management
  • Experimental Music Composition
  • Film Scoring
  • Music Production
  • Event Planning/ Curating
  • Vast Music Knowledge
  • Curating
  • Team Coordination
Education
    Goldsmiths, University of London logo
    Goldsmiths, University of London logo
    Master of ArtsGoldsmiths, University of London
    London, United Kingdom
    Master of Arts (M.A.) Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship: Music Pathway (overall grade: A) Dissertation title: "AI, the saviour of self-determined artistry? An analysis of AI’s potential to spark a paradigm shift in the field of music monetisation." Grade: A
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    Bachelor ArtsIDC Herzliya
     - Herzliya, Israel
    I spent a semester abroad, living in Tel Aviv and studying at IDC Herzliya.
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Awards
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    Scholarship - Udo J. Vetter ReisestipendiumUdo J. Vetter Stiftung
    Scholarship holder of Udo J. Vetter Reisestipendium for my time spent in Israel.
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    Duke of Edinburgh´s Award SilverSchule Schloss Salem
    The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is available to all 14-24 year olds and is the world’s leading youth achievement award. It equips young people for life regardless of their background, culture, physical ability, skills and interests. Doing the Award is a personal challenge and not a competition against others; it pushes young people to their personal limits and recognises their achievements.