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Stranger Things: Q&A with Kyle Dixon

Monday, May 31, 2021

Prolific Texan musician Kyle Dixon has crafted, alongside Michael Stein, a body of work that’s synonymous with the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana, the supernatural everytown at the center of the Netflix hit Stranger Things. In just a few short years, their sound has expanded far beyond ’80s Indiana, acting as the natural counterpoint for VR-visions of the Universe (Spheres), the Chicago streets of Rashid Johnson’s Native Son adaptation, Silicon Valley (Valley Of The Boom) and even the intimate gender transition of an 11-year girl in the British mini-series Butterfly. Exploring the full potential of racks of synthesizers and drum machines, Dixon and Stein write music for the present moment.

In this session, Dixon will be interviewed by composer, songwriter, producer and artist Tessa Rose Jackson. Tessa herself is a self-confessed synthesizer geek with a deep love for the instrument’s boundless possibilities, as well as the science-fiction tinged imagery they can conjure up. A conversation between the two promises a dive into Dixon’s creative process including how he sculpted his musical sound to where it is today. 

Speaker

  • Kyle Dixon (composer, SURVIVE, US)

Moderator

  • Tessa Rose Jackson (composer, artist: Someone, NL)

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