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Dr Michael Holland

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Professional Practice Fellow in Studio Production
MusB(Hons)(Otago) MusB(Otago) MA(Otago) DMA(Otago)

Tel 64 3 479 5969
Email: michael.holland@otago.ac.nz

Professional Practice Fellow in Studio Production.  Areas of expertise include recording techniques, audio editing, live sound mixing and music production research. Also teaches on Popular Culture and Creative Industries papers.

Research Expertise

  • Music production and non-studio spaces
  • Indie rock production practices
  • Music production and local music scenes

Publications

Holland, Michael and Oli Wilson. “Contemporary Perspectives on the Dunedin Sound.” Made in ANZ: Studies in Popular Music in Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand. Brunt, Shelley and Geoff Stahl (eds). Routledge Studies Popular Music. Oxford, UK (Forthcoming).

Holland, Michael and Oli Wilson. “Production as Compromise: The Case of Recent Recording Projects by the 1980's 'Dunedin Sound' Band The Chills.” Journal on the Art of Record Production (Special Issue 8: Technostalgia).

Holland, Michael. 2013. Rock Production And Staging In Non-Studio Spaces: Presentations Of Space In Left Or Right’s Buzzy. Journal on the Art of Record Production (8). Available online: http://arpjournal.com/content/issue-8/

Holland, Michael. “Tracking Space: Staging and Non-Studio Production
Practices in Rock Recording.” Sarah Attfield and Oli Wilson (eds). Shifting Sounds: Musical Flow. A Collection of Papers from the 2012 IASPM Australia/New Zealand Conference.

Holland, Michael. “An ‘Aesthetic of Sorts’: Technological Advancement, Authenticity and Music Production Practices in Dunedin, New Zealand.” Liz Giuffre and Penny Spirou (eds): Routes, Roots and Routines: Selected Papers from the 2011 IASPM ANZ Conference. Sydney: IASPM AusNZ / Perfect Beat Publications.

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Conference Presentations

Holland, Michael. “Studio Ethnography, Or Writing On The Job? Mixing Roles, Histories And Locations In Contemporary Indie Rock Production.” IASPM ANZ 2014 Annual Conference. Dunedin, NZ.

Holland, Michael. “Creative Spaces: Producing Rock and Pop in Non-Studio Environments.” Association for the Study of the Art of Record Production International Conference 2013. Quebec City, Quebec, CA.

Holland, Michael. “Production, Identity and Inherited Aesthetics: Digital Technology, Authenticity and Location in Independent Music Practice.” IASPM ANZ 2011 Annual Conference. Wellington, NZ.

Holland, Michael. “The Final Fronteir(s)? Physical, Social and Digital Space in Contemporary Record Production.” IASPM ANZ 2012 Annual Conference. Hobart, AU.

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Recordings

  • Summer Theives (Musical Group). Warped. NZ: Universal Music, 2017. [Engineer, Studio Album].
  • The Chills (Musical Group). “Rocket Science / Lost in Space” 7 Inch. UK: Fire Records, 2017. [Engineer, Studio Singles].
  • The Chills (Musical Group). “Conversation Piece.” Dunedin, NZ. Fire Records [UK], 2017 [Engineer, Studio Single].
  • Rufflefeather (Musical Group). “Sixation.” Sydney, Aus: Independent, 2016 [Producer: Studio Single].
  • Summer Theives ft. Tiki Taane. “Coast Roads.” NZ: Universal Music, 2016 [Engineer, Studio Single].
  • The Chills (Musical Group). Silver Bullets. Dunedin, NZ: Far South Records  [NZ], Fire Records [UK], 2015 [Add. Engineering, Studio Album] *N.B: This album reached number 4 in the NZ Album Charts.
  • Julian Temple Band, The (Musical Group). Ceiling in the Sky. NZ / U.S.A: Oscilliosonic Records, 2015 [Engineer, Studio Album] *N.B: This album reached number 3 in the New Zealand Album Charts.
  • Left or Right (Musical group). Trippy. Dunedin, NZ: MrYoda Productions, 2015  [Producer: Studio Album]. *N.B: This album reached number 9 in the New Zealand Album Charts.
  • Narrowing Weeks (Musical Group). It Will Remember Itself. Dunedin / Hamilton, NZ: Independent, 2015 [Engineer, Studio Album].
  • Ink Mathematics (Musical Group). Huia. Dunedin, NZ: Independent, 2015 [Producer, Studio Album].
  • Ha the Unclear (Musical Group). Bacterium, Look at Your Motor Go. NZ: Independent, 2014 [Engineer, Studio Album].
  • Summer Theives ft. Tiki Taane. “Love is Lost.” NZ: Independent, 2014 [Engineer, Studio Single].
  • The Chills (Musical Group). “Pink Frost 13.” Dunedin, NZ: Far South Records [NZ], Fire Records [UK], 2012 [Assistant Engineer, Studio Single].
  • Left or Right (Musical group). Buzzy. Dunedin, NZ: MrYoda Productions, 2012 [Producer: Studio Album]. *N.B: This album reached number 11 in the New Zealand Album Charts.
  • Donna Dean (Musical Artist). Tyre Tracks and Broken Hearts. Melbourne, Australia” Donna Dean Music, 2012 [Engineer: Studio Album]. *N.B: This album was nominated for Country Music Album of The Year.
  • The Chills (Musical Group). “Molten Gold.” Dunedin, NZ: Far South Records [NZ], Fire Records [UK], 2012 [Engineer, Studio Single].
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Live Music Activities

  • The Chills: “Vigorous and Far Reaching New Zealand Tour.” 11 Shows Nationwide, May to July 2017 [Production Management and Front of House Engineering].
  • Marshmello: University Union Hall, 9 March 2017 [Front of House Engineer].
  • The Chills: St Jerome’s Laneways Festival. Auckland, 30 January 2017 [Front of House Engineer].
  • Tinie Tempah: University Union Hall. Dunedin, 2 March 2017. [Front of House Engineer].
  • Left or Right: Rhythm and Alps Festival. Wanaka, 30 December 2016 [Front of House Engineer].
  • Left or Right: New Zealand Summer Tour 2016-17. Six Shows Nationwide November – January.
  • The Chills: Nelson Festival of The Arts. Nelson, 22 October 2016 [As FOH Engineer].
  • The Chills: Live in Wellington. Bar Bodega, Wellington, 21 October 2016 [As FOH Engineer].
  • The Chills: USA / UK / EU Tour. 12 Shows in USA, UK, Netherlands, Germany, France, Spain. May-June 2016 [Production Management and Front of House Engineering, Tour Management for USA shows].
  • The Chills: Australasian Summer Tour 2016. Four Shows in NZ and AUS. Jan 10-15 2016 [Production Management and Front of House Engineering].
  • The Chills: The Brian Jonestown Massacre ft. The Chills. Sammy’s Entertainment Venue, Dunedin, 7 November 2015 [As FOH Engineer].
  • Left or Right: Australasian Album Release Tour. 8 Shows NZ + Australia September-October 2015 [As FOH Engineer / Production Manager].
  • The Chills: EU / UK Summer Tour. 9 Shows in UK, Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Ireland. July-August 2014 [Production Management and Front of House Engineering]
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