Welcome to my new experiment
A few words from our amazing intern Michael, have a read…
Hello my name is Michael Alexander, I am 25 and have Asperger’s Syndrome. One of my life long dreams has been to gain a career within the music and entertainment industries both as an artist and as an engineer and producer. It has come to my attention that there are a vast number of people on the spectrum with similar such ambitions, however what I have also learnt is that seeking employment within this industry is no mean feet. It is extremely difficult to make a living and even more difficult too find the necessary training to even gain a job in the first place; this is of course true of all industries, but particularly true of the music and entertainment industries. For Autistic people, particularly teen and young adults; it is made even harder by the fact that there is little to no support for them if they do seek employment in this field. That is where my proposal for this new scheme comes in!
My ambition is for the Malex72 scheme to run in conjunction with Bonafide Studio in Muswell Hill, North London.
Bonafide Studio provide a professional standard service for all of their clients and the company’s Owner and Manager Deanna Bogdanovic together with her husband and chief engineer Brian have over 25 years industry experience and have worked with a medley of fantastic artists including The Klaxons, Tinie Tempah, The Kooks, Bill Bruford of Yes and King Crimson fame, The Noisettes, Pete Doherty, Atomic Kitten and many more. All of Bonafide’s engineers have a vast amount of experience and work with professional, industry standard equipment a list of which along with a vast amount of glowing testimonials can be found on their website (www.bonafidestudio.co.uk). I am very pleased to be working with Deanna on this project and I’m sure that you will be pleased with what we can offer as a team too.
The key aim of this project is to provide a service which gives aspiring performers, composers, producers and technicians with Autism the chance not only record and perform but to; train in recording and mixing techniques for both live and studio sound, network and create links with various other artists and industry professionals across a national and maybe even international platform, develop a good portfolio full of examples of professional standard work and provide them with everything they need to break into any area of the industry from Live music to Theatre to Broadcasting.
Another crucial aim for this scheme will be to raise awareness of Autism among potential employers within the music and entertainment industries in order to create a more supportive environment which nurtures the abilities Autistic people and gives them the best possible chance to succeed!
What’s more, I intend for this to be a charitable scheme; funded entirely by live fundraising involving the Autistic performers who benefit from the scheme as well as online sales of performers work such as albums and singles. Every performer that comes to us will be encouraged to take part in one of these exciting events as well as raise funds for the scheme through participation in and organisation of other events. A vast amount of the money raised will go directly back into the studio as well as on advancements in the equipment used to ensure that everything we use to record and train people is up to date!
I hope that this grabs your interests and I look forward to hearing from you all soon and as we say at Bonafide Studio; Good music to you!!!!