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Matthew Dervenkov

Freelance Journalist/Digital Media Artist/Music Producer

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsMusic Producer - Freelance Journalism - Recording Engineer

About me

Music producer, freelance music journalist and audiovisual artist. I co-run a small independent music label, releasing experimental electronic music and organising sound art exhibitions. Additionally, I am working on solo and collaborative digital media art projects, exploring the influence of digital era over mental health.

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Skills

  • Music Production
  • Music Journalism
  • Sound Design
  • Music Promotions
  • Film/video Editing
  • VFX
  • Visual Arts

Work history

Currently

Artistic Director/Co-Founder

Amek Collective

May 2014
  • Freelance
  • Amek Collective is a small music label aiming towards releasing records of experimental electronic music artists and expanding European experimental and sound art scene, through organising sound art exhibitions in Bulgaria, Germany, Czech Republic and United Kingdom. My role in the company is curate the repertoire of the label, research potential signings, listen to all final masters of upcoming releases as well as schedule future releases throughout the year and proof artwork before publishing. Additionally together with the rest of the team I am responsible for communicating with venues, funding organisations and artists in relation to organising exhibitions. http://amekcollective.blogspot.co.uk/

2017

Production Assistant

ArtOffice Foundation

Apr 2017 - Jul 2017
  • Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Internship
  • ArtOffice Foundation is creative agency operating in the realm of performance arts. The primary work focus of the company is organising various music, contemporary dance and theatre performances, talks, workshops, seminars in Bulgaria and Worldwide, involving various international artists. As an intern my role in the company was to communicate with clients about potential collaborative projects as well as to conduct research on future projects and assisting the project management team with preparing events and composing funding proposals to different organisation in order to finance future projects.

2017

Research and Gallery Assistant

ONCA Gallery

Nov 2016 - Mar 2017
  • Brighton, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • ONCA is a community-run gallery space, engaged in supporting art projects addressing social, environmental and political issues. I was responsible for assisting the curation team in researching potential exhibition projects dedicated to the reflection of various social and political issues over contemporary art and mainly music. https://onca.org.uk/

2016

Content Editor/Writer

Stereofox.com

Oct 2014 - Oct 2016
  • Full Time
  • Stereofox is a music platform, based in Berlin, Germany. As a content editor I was responsible for selecting and publishing album reviews, interviews, various articles about established as well as up and coming artists and curating and uploading themed mixes to on a dedicated section of the website and on streaming services such as Spotify and Soundcloud. Additionally I was responsible for communicating with wide-range of artists and music labels about arranging interviews, collaborative features and artist mixes. Labels and artists Stereofox has collaborated or interviewed : Nick Murphy (FKA Chet Faker), FKA Twigs, Sevdaliza, BANKS, Tycho, I'lls; Ninja Tune, Warp Records, Brainfeeder, Ghostly International and more. https://www.stereofox.com/

Education

2016

BA (Hons) Digital Music And Sound Arts

University Of Brighton

Sep 2013 - Jul 2016
  • Brighton, United Kingdom
  • First Class Honours