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Dr Michael Holland

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Postgraduate Co-ordinator

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

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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Publications

Holland, M. (2020). Left or right and independent musical practice in the "Deep South": Succeeding on the margins? In S. Bodkin-Allen (Ed.), Making music at the bottom of the world in Southland, Aotearoa/New Zealand. (pp. 103-120). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars.

Holland, M. (2018, May). Historicising the now: Contemporary perspectives on the "Dunedin Sound." Celebrate NZ Music Month, Hocken Library, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Public Seminar].

Holland, M. (audio engineer) (2017, 30 January). The Chills, at the St. Jerome's Laneway Festival, Albert Park Precinct, Auckland, New Zealand. [Performance].

Holland, M. (2017, December). Historicising the now: Contemporary perspectives on the Dunedin sound. Verbal presentation at the International Association for the Study of Popular Music - Australia/New Zealand (IASPM-ANZ) Conference: Mixing Pop & Politics: Subversion, Resistance and Reconciliation in Popular Music, Wellington, New Zealand.

Holland, M. (audio engineer) (2016, 22 October). The Chills, at the Nelson Arts Festival, Founders Heritage Park, Nelson, New Zealand. [Performance].

Holland, M. (audio engineer) (2017, 30 January). The Chills, at the St. Jerome's Laneway Festival, Albert Park Precinct, Auckland, New Zealand. [Performance].

Performance

Holland, M. (audio engineer) (2016, 13, 15). The Chills: Australasian Summer Tour, Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent and Max Watts, Sydney and Melbourne. [Performance].

Performance

Holland, M. (audio engineer) (2016, 22 October). The Chills, at the Nelson Arts Festival, Founders Heritage Park, Nelson, New Zealand. [Performance].

Performance

Holland, M. (audio engineer) (2015, 7 November). The Chills, at the Brian Jonestown Massacre Silver Jubilee Tour, Sammy's, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

Performance

Holland, M. (audio engineer) (2016). Rocket Science/Lost in Space by The Chills. London, UK: Fire Records. [Film/Digital Recording/CD-Rom].

Film/Video/CD Rom

Holland, M. (engineer) (2015). Silver Bullets by The Chills. London, UK: Fire Records. [Film/Digital Recording/CD-Rom].

Film/Video/CD Rom

Holland, M. (engineer, mixer, producer) (2015). Trippy by Left or Right. Dunedin/Invercargill, New Zealand: Mryoda Productions. [Film/Digital Recording/CD-Rom].

Film/Video/CD Rom

Ritchie, A. (composer), Egenes, J. (producer), & Holland, M. (engineer) (2015). Father & son: Music by John and Anthony Ritchie. Auckland, New Zealand: Ode Records. [Film/Digital Recording/CD-Rom].

Film/Video/CD Rom

Holland, M. (engineer, mixer) (2014). Bacterium, Look at Your Motor Go by Ha the Unclear. Dunedin, New Zealand. [Film/Digital Recording/CD-Rom].

Film/Video/CD Rom

Holland, M. (engineer, mixer, producer) (2012). Buzzy by Left or Right. Dunedin/Invercargill, New Zealand: Mryoda Productions. [Film/Digital Recording/CD-Rom].

Film/Video/CD Rom

Holland, M. (2018, May). Historicising the now: Contemporary perspectives on the "Dunedin Sound." Celebrate NZ Music Month, Hocken Library, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Public Seminar].

Other Research Output

Holland, M. (2020). Left or right and independent musical practice in the "Deep South": Succeeding on the margins? In S. Bodkin-Allen (Ed.), Making music at the bottom of the world in Southland, Aotearoa/New Zealand. (pp. 103-120). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars.

Chapter in Book - Research

Holland, M. (2013). Tracking space: Staging the non-studio production practices in rock recording. In O. Wilson & S. Attfield (Eds.), Shifting sounds: Musical flow. (pp. 71-79). Dunedin, New Zealand: IASPM Australia/New Zealand.

Chapter in Book - Research

Holland, M., & Wilson, O. (2015). Technostalgia in new recording projects by the 1980s ‘Dunedin sound’ band The Chills. Journal on the Art of Record Production, 9. Retrieved from http://arpjournal.com/technostalgia-in-new-recording-projects-by-the-1980s-dunedin-sound-band-the-chills/

Journal - Research Article

Holland, M. (2013). Rock production and staging in non-studio spaces: Spaces of space in left or right's buzzy. Journal on the Art of Record Production, 8. Retrieved from http://arpjournal.com/rock-production-and-staging-in-non-studio-spaces-presentations-of-space-in-left-or-right%e2%80%99s-buzzy/

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Holland, M. (2017, December). Historicising the now: Contemporary perspectives on the Dunedin sound. Verbal presentation at the International Association for the Study of Popular Music - Australia/New Zealand (IASPM-ANZ) Conference: Mixing Pop & Politics: Subversion, Resistance and Reconciliation in Popular Music, Wellington, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Holland, M. (2015, May). The studio from within/out: (Re)locating recording practices in contemporary rock production. Verbal presentation at the Department of Music & Theatre Studies Research Symposium, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Holland, M. (2014, December). Studio ethnography, or writing on the job? Mixing roles, histories and locations in contemporary Indie Rock production. Verbal presentation at the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM) Australia/New Zealand Annual Conference: Into the Mix: People, Places, Processes, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Holland, M. (2012, December). The final frontier(s)? Physical, social and digital space in contemporary record production. Verbal presentation at the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM) Australia/New Zealand Annual Conference: Shifting Sounds: Musical Flow, Hobart, Australia.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Holland, M. (2012, June). The final frontier(s)? Physical, social, and digital space in contemporary record production. Verbal presentation at the Department of Music & Theatre Studies Research Symposium, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Holland, M. (2011, November). Production, identity and inherited aesthetics: Digital technology, authenticity and location in independent music practice. Verbal presentation at the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM) Australia/New Zealand Annual Conference: Routes-Roots-Routines, Wellington, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

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