Kurzweil Music | Kurzweil Music on stage with Roger Waters: The Wall Live

December 27, 2011

Dear readers,

Here are some new videos with Jon Carin, keyboardist for Roger Waters, currently on tour with Roger Waters: The Wall Live, using Kurzweil keyboards exclusively.

The first clip features John Teele (software department manager) and me (senior soundware engineer) on stage about 20 minutes before the show started. The next two clips are interviews with Jon Carin. I thought our readers might enjoy these!

— Dave Weiser, Senior Soundware Engineer, Kurzweil Music Systems

about Dave Weiser

Dave Weiser is the senior soundware engineer and marketing liaison for Kurzweil Music. He is the lead sound designer and also represents Kurzweil Music online.

Weiser interfaces between the Kurzweil engineers and the “outside world” — sales, international distributors, customers and high profile artists.

The quality of Kurzweil Music synthesizers has attracted many famous musicians over the years, and Dave has enjoyed working directly with David Bowie, Roger Waters, Brian Wilson, Andrew Lloyd Weber, Heart, Bernie Worrell (Parliament/Funkadelic), and many others.

video | John Teele and Dave Weiser on stage 20 minutes before the Roger Waters: The Wall Live show at Boston Garden

video | a message from David Carin

Wikipedia | Jon Carin (born October 21, 1964, in New York City, New York) is a producer, artist and musician best known for his association with Pink Floyd, and more specifically its guitarist David Gilmour and former member Roger Waters over the last 25 years. In the early eighties, he gained fame as the frontman for the band Industry.

During his time with Industry, the band had a breakthrough single “State of the Nation” in 1983 and was followed by the successful album Stranger to Stranger. Jon Carin is ranked #38 on Digital Dream Door’s list of “100 Greatest Rock Keyboardists of All Time.”

related viewing with Jon Carin:

Wikipedia | The Wall is the 11th studio album by English progressive rock group Pink Floyd. Released as a double album on 30 November 1979, it was subsequently performed live with elaborate theatrical effects, and adapted into a feature film, Pink Floyd — The Wall.

As with the band’s previous 3 studio albums The Wall is a concept album, and deals largely with themes of abandonment and personal isolation. It was first conceived during the band’s 1977 In the Flesh Tour, when bassist and lyricist Roger Waters’ frustration with the spectators’ perceived boorishness became so acute that he imagined building a wall between the performers and audience.

The album is a rock opera that centres on Pink, a character based on Waters or maybe Syd Barrett. Pink’s life experiences contribute to his eventual self-imposed isolation from society, represented by a metaphorical wall.

related reading:
Roger Waters | profile
Kurzweil Music | profile