Joris Fernandez won Bronze for his submission in the Remix category.
Tell us a little about yourself. Where are you from and what do you study?I’m in the Abbey Road Institute Paris School, a pretty cool school with a super great teacher. We study here the art of making sound, and music. We benefit from all the history of Abbey Road studio (ex. EMI) laboratory in research and knowledge!
What initiated your passion for audio? When did it start?My uncle was DJ when he was young, so I bought a DJ Mix Consol when I was around 8 or 9 (that was my first love). That was pretty cool!! After that, I bought a Maschine mk2 and 2-years later, in 2013, I finally bought Logic Pro X, and I fell in love. (Thanks Apple). I made my way from now (electronic music, Dance, Raggaetton, Pop, Trap, Hip Hop, Disco, Movie Music), and I’m here today!
Tell us about the production of your submission. What is the story behind it? What inspired it? How long did you work on it? Was it your first entry?My teacher Layan Clifford Thornton sent us students this opportunity. I jumped on it, and started to work on it. My goal was to remix a song, in giving him a new life: I wanted the song to be shaped for the radio or the club. I worked something like 8 hours and had the songs. Next, 8 more hours and I have my mix. And 2 days to complete the AES papers to enter in the competitions! This was my first entry.
What/Who made you join AES?My teacher, Layan Clifford Thornton!
Tell us about your favorite experiences at the 148th AES convention online.The easy part was making the remix. The hard part (for me) was to do the Zoom meeting with judges, and answer the judges’ questions about our productions, and to answer in English (My friends Anxiety and Fear were here).
Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2020