Steve Albini Set For Belfast Conference


Following in the well-partied footsteps of  Andrew WK, legendary Chicago recording engineer and Big Black/Rapeman/Shellac frontman Steve Albini has been announced as the next Keynote speaker at music conference Output in Belfast on Thursday, February 18.

Also feted for his music writing, commentary and keynote speeches throughout the U.S. and further afield, Albini – best known for his work with Nirvana and the Pixies – is a bona fide music industry veteran, as well as a famous supporter of analog recording over digital.

As with last year, Output – organised by Belfast City Council in partnership Generator NI – will feature panel discussions, music sessions, networking events, workshops, keynote speeches and pop-up gigs across the city. Registration for the conference at the MAC is open now.

Check out a keynote speech from Albini at Face The Music in Australia last year below.

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