Sound Recordist, Online Mixing and Mastering Engineer, Composer – Mparntwe (Alice Springs – Central Australia)
Left Of Elephant Sound (Jeremy Conlon) acknowledges the Arrernte people as the traditional and prevailing custodians of the lands on which this small business in located.
‘Supported by Screen Territory’ – Jeremy recently attended the Bogong Centre for Sound Culture Winter Masterclass 2019 – an extreme environment specific masterclass in recording techniques and tools needed for the field. Facilitators were Douglas Quinn, American sound artist and field recordist. His credits include Jurassic Park III and Werner Herzog’s Encounters at the End of the World. Philip Samartzis is an Associate Professor and studio coordinator of Sound within the School of Art – RMIT University in Melbourne. Philip is the recipient of two Australian Antarctic Division Arts Fellowships (2009 and 2015), which he used to document the effects of extreme climate and weather events in Eastern Antarctica, and Macquarie Island.
Run by Jeremy Conlon, a freelance sound recordist – sound engineer, musician, and composer, who has had over 29 years experience in many facets of the music industry, and more recently the film industry. He is based in Alice Springs, Mparntwe, and has been working and living primarily in the Northern Territory since 2003. As a location sound recordist, Jeremy has built a professional kit that allows him to work on documentaries and short films in the Northern Territory. He also undertakes Field Recording in his travels, to build a library of environmental sounds and ambience for future projects, as well as incorporating found sounds into contemporary music productions.
He is committed to capturing the stories of the Northern Territory to a high industry standard and professional quality, and where possible, up skilling others in the process.
Recent film productions include “Robbie Hood” (Ludo Studio / Since 1788 Productions – Dylan River), ‘The Australian Dream” (Good Thing Productions), ‘The National 2019, Art Gallery of NSW artist interviews” (National Galley), ‘Yarripirri’s Journey’ (PAW Media – SBS/NITV (Songlines) and “Bulunu Milkarri A Story Of Sky, Sea and Spirit” (Aboriginal Resource and Development Services (ARDS) and Screen Australia Funding).
As a producer, musician and songwriter Jeremy was a member of Adelaide band The Violets(12/6 string acoustic ), ABC TripleJ favourites in the 90’s, and has continued his electronic persona Cooperblack for the last 20 years, also with songs played on Triple J and many community radio stations in Australia. Jeremy also plays in Alice Springs based bands Stellar Sea, Bug Eyed and most recently Cloud Sequence with local artist and musician Saar Amptmeijer.
Jeremy has a degree in Classical Composition, and very much enjoys arranging and composing string parts for contemporary songs and new contemporary compositions with classical instruments.
Music Credits include the ARIA award winning albums “Gurrumul” (credit – additional recordings) and “Rrakala” (credit – assistant engineer, New York City Avatar Studio) by Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu (Skinnyfish Music), “Muyngarnbi – Walking With Spirits” (credit – sound engineer) – featuring Tom E Lewis and Ross Hannaford (Daddy Cool), Nabarlek – ‘Manmoyi Radio” (sound/mix engineer – Skinnyfish Music), ‘Tjamuku Ngurra’ – Tjintu Desert Band (credit – producer CAAMA), KND album ‘MUZIK IZ 4EVA” (credit – producer CAAMA Music) and has had the great privilege to recorded many traditional and contemporary songs from indigenous and non indigenous musicians throughout Australia.
He has recorded in many diverse environments, from world class studios, burnt out workers huts in Arnhem Land, fireside bush sessions complete with buffalo, and many other unique places. He totally enjoys utilising vibrant and creatively inspiring places to capture unique sound.