Pre Production Songwriting - Writing Songs For The Studio 

As technology develops, you can often forget that production tricks are still no substitute for the human connection that occurs when a well-crafted song connects with listeners. This workshop is a crash course in understanding the mechanics of songwriting to turn your idea into an emotionally refined art form. With the core passion and artistic intent of the song realised, you can refine, contain, and deliver a demo. A dynamic writing process is a fundamental step to prepare for the recording of your masterpiece.  It arms you with a clear and passionate vision for the song before you begin that final materialisation of your art.

Date: Saturday, 25th November 2017 / Time: 14:00 / Venue: Surya, The Park Chennai / Event Type: Music Workshop


  • Dan Pratt

    Dan Pratt Queensland University of Technology / Australia

    Dan Pratt is an Australian producer and PhD student. He has a reputation for recording and mixing psychedelic art rock and has toured internationally with his band Drawn From Bees, playing in such iconic venues as the Whisky a Gogo in Los Angeles and the Bowery Ballroom in New York as well as London, Hong Kong, and Canada. Dan also works as a production instructor and a researcher at the Queensland University of Technology and runs modern rock and electronica music programs for aspiring artists in high schools.

    As an educator, Daniel has set up a youth rock band platform for high school students to write, record, and release their music. He also runs youth based songwriting competitions with award-winning songwriters from the broader Australian community. He is passionate about finding the art in the music and transforming musicians into empowered dramatic performers who put on amazing shows. In his limited spare time, Dan is an avid DIY recording enthusiast, addicted to building rare and unusual recording equipment.