Dave Weiser, Sound Designer and Kurzweil expert

Dave Weiser Kurzweil

Dave Weiser is one of those players who makes the difference between a show going ahead or otherwise. Dave’s main gig is ensuring a smooth keyboard sound experience for some of the world’s biggest stage musical productions. On top of that, Dave is a Kurzweil subject matter expert and children’s book author.

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Discussion topics covered during the show (links will open in new tab):

The Boy Who Wanted To Rock (and The Girl Who Wanted To Rock) books

Partnering with Stuart Andrews to work in musicals

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hands-on approach to sounds

Stage musicals and evolving entities in relation to sounds

Worldwide transition from Kurzweil PC3K to K2700

How the Kurzweil PC3K was essentially created for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musicals

Rod Argent’s role in Phantom of the Opera and Cats

The end-to-end process from planning to opening night, including the Sitzprobe

Dave’s favourite musical

Experiences of first job in stage musicals and programming circa 2100 patches for 3 players.

Working with David Bowie

Working with Jon Carin (Roger Waters / Pink Floyd)

Heart – Misty Mountain Hop

Working at Kurzweil

Is Kurzweil’s VAST architecture actually that hard to use?

Dave’s start in music

Dave’s train wreck story, and it’s the most unique one yet. 

Tips for those wanting to get into the industry

Working with Darian Sahanaja on Brian Wilson’s Smile album

NBC 2018 Production of Jesus Christ Superstar

Rig tour 

Desert Island Discs: Stage – David Bowie, Man-Child – Herbie Hancock, Never For Ever – Kate Bush, Stop Making Sense – Talking Heads, Drama – Yes.

Thanks to our supporters for this episode: Brother Paul Brown , Musicplayer.com forums, Tammy Katchur’s Musical Stew and Radio Grande

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