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Jun 25 2024


Local Time (PST)
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

AES Pacific Northwest Region Section Event – An Interview with Adam Dorn aka Mocean

At our June Section Meeting and Business Meeting, we will hold our annual Officer and Commitee election, and then PNW Committee member Jim Rondinelli will interview noted film music composer, producer, and musician Adam Dorn, aka Mocean Worker. Adam works from his newly christened studio space in the woods of New York. This is a Zoom-only meeting.

Mocean Worker (pronounced “motion worker”) is the recording alias of jazz musician and producer Adam Dorn.

Philadelphia native Dorn, son of jazz and R’n’B producer Joel Dorn (noted staff producer at Atlantic Records), studied at Berklee College of Music. He adopted the Mocean Worker moniker as a DJ of drum ‘n’ bass music, and his style evolved to include electro-swing, funk, big-band, and swing elements. Dorn has led bands, given high-profile performances, and had his music used extensively in TV, advertising, and film. In 2014, Dorn and Charlie Hunter launched the podcast Compared To What and released an album titled It’s Pronounced Motion… in Japan.

Dorn’s music has been used extensively in TV, advertising and film, including “Tres Tres Chic” in The Devil Wears Prada and The Pink Panther, “Chick a Boom Boom Boom” in Inside Deep Throat, “Reykjavak” in The Namesake, and “Right Now” in Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Elliot Spitzer. He also scored the Showtime/BBC film documentary about the life of comedian/actor Richard Pryor entitled Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic. Additionally, his song “Intothinair” from the album Aural and Hearty was featured in the film The Bourne Supremacy.

Our interviewer, Jim Rondinelli, has suggested a few topics, to lend a direction to the interview.

  • Tell us about your experiences as a musician and producer.
  • What your path from Musician to DJ to Producer to Composer?
  • Your father, Joel Dorn, was a staff producer for Atlantic Records. Does his legacy influence your approach to music?
  • What is changing in your workflow, right now?
  • What are the biggest technical issues you encounter when collaborating with others? How do you fix them?
  • Are you using AI?
  • Do you approach mixing different for different delivery media?
  • Whose approaches to sessions most influenced yours? Why?
  • What gear is critical for the way you work?
  • Do you have any advice for someone considering moving into audio for film or TV?

Join us for an enlightening and entertaining evening of questions and answers. Your own are welcomed, and you can submit them via the session Chat.

About Adam and Joel Dorn

Adam Dorn at Wikipedia

Joel Dorn at Wikipedia

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