makin' it super fancy just for you
I'm Tobi Lessnow – DJ, musician and electronic beat baker. This is my electronica project BALDOWER.
Recently I've been playing at some conferences. Here's the concept:
I bring along my compositions and beloved midi controllers. During the talks I record each speaker, extracting snippets: informative ones, funny or philosophical ones. Some of them drive the message of the talk straight home, some present a different angle. While the crowd is returning to their seats for the next talk I remix one of my compositions live, incorporating the extracted quotes.
Here is the sequence of the audience’s reaction:
Additionally, there is the option of me composing a title song for the conference or providing mixes of the tunes after the event via the web – turning a talk into a song. A great souvenir for everyone. And obviously - if that's your preference - we can keep it plain and simple: no speaker-sampling, just music.
In any case: it gives me great pleasure to make a special event even more special.
Enough words. Let's listen to some music.
Conversion Summit 2015
Theme Song of the CONVERSION SUMMIT 2015 conference in Frankfurt a. M.
Theme Song of the BEYOND TELLERRAND 2015 conference in Düsseldorf
Theme Song of the NIGHTLY BUILD 2015 conference in Cologne
Theme Song of the BEYOND TELLERRAND 2016 conference in Berlin
I Have A Gap
featuring Brendan Dawes
Blank Page - Makin' It Super Fancy
featuring Rachel Nabors
How Happy Are You
featuring Stefan Sagmeister
The Only Way To Test A Theory
featuring Jon Burgerman
All available BALDOWER Remixes on Soundcloud
Here are some videos where I provided the music
Titles for the NIGHTLY BUILD 2015 conference in Cologne
Titles for the BEYOND TELLERRAND 2012 conference in Düsseldorf
Recap for the BEYOND TELLERRAND 2013 conference in Düsseldorf
Recap for the BEYOND TELLERRAND 2012 conference in Düsseldorf
A selection of Tweets
to give you a glimpse of the action
"Love it - very funny to hear myself in this way."
"When you're a speaker and you get recorded by him and five weeks later you get the song, you're like: this is awesome!"
"This man deserves a medal."
Attendee via twitter
"I love that he is sampling bits of the talk, remixing them and blasting the results. Better than the new Daft Punk Album."
"Hahahahahahah! This is hilarious! Thank you! Wonderful!"
"Its truly a unique and amazing creation!"
"Hey Tobi! You were a vital part of making the conference awesome and memorable."
"It was cool & freaky"
"We were greeted by a DJ, Tobi Lessnow (...)
I don’t know where he got the energy — or those moves — that early in the morning, but it was fantastic."
"Eine Konferenz braucht kein WLAN. Ein DJ für die Pausen ist aber definitv eine gute Idee. Tobi Lessnow hat einen riesen Job gemacht!"
"...nebst genialem DJ Tobi Lessnow..."
"Hinter den Turntables stand Tobi Lessnow. Er generierte während der Vorträge aus live mitgeschnittenen Sound-Samples der Sprecher und Loops jeweils einen Soundtrack, den er im Anschluss live performte, sehr toll!" "The DJ Tobi Lessnow records snippets of every talk and remixes them into individual songs that play during the breaks. Also, he created the theme song; a terrific ear worm that will be stuck in your head forever once you hear it."
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