Brian M. Jackson is a music producer, audio engineer, teacher, consultant, philosopher, and author of The Music Producer's Survival Guide: Chaos, Creativity, and Career in Independent and Electronic Music (Focal Press). Whether assuming the role of engineer, remixer, or consultant, he's worked with the likes of: Neurosis (Tribes of Neurot), Idris Elba, Chris Baio (Vampire Weekend), Bombay Dub Orchestra, Dion Roy, Chemlab, DJ Riz, Ableton, Access (Virus synthesizers), and supporting members of The B-52's, Cyndi Lauper, and Rufus Wainwright, among others. Brian's involvement in DIY, independent, and underground music culture started in Detroit more than two decades ago. He has produced various styles of electronic music, played bass in bands, promoted club events, attempted a record label, and deejayed after-hours parties. From award-winning experimental video to TV shows such as 24, his sounds have been heard worldwide. He uses the pseudonyms "Infinite Volume" and "Ciphony" for solo works and remixes, was half of the conceptual retro-future electro synth A/V duo "Memory Systems," and co-founded the genre-bending band "I Am Spoonbender" (1997-2000). He is one of the very first Ableton Certified Trainers, the author of three tutorial DVDs on Ableton Live, and technical editor of books on Live and Pro Tools, among others. Brian earned a B.S. from Western Michigan University in Sociology and Philosophy, and his M.A. is from The California Institute of Integral Studies (San Francisco) in East-West Psychology. He lives and works at his studio, Form Labs, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NYC. You can find him online at formlabsnyc.com
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Electronic music, audio and music technology, culture.
The intersections of music, art, and culture.