Jonathan Schenke has been working with sound since 2001, and a fan of it since he can remember. He currently live in Brooklyn, NY. If you would like to talk about sound, please get in touch:
jonathan [dot] schenke [at] gmail [dot] com
Jonathan is an engineer at Doctor Wu’s in Brooklyn, NY. He’s worked with musicians you might like such as Parquet Courts, The Drums, Liturgy, PC Worship, The Men, Fucked Up, Dirty Beaches, Frankie Rose and Girl Talk, and for a variety of labels including Anti, Dull Tools, Fat Cat, Frenchkiss, Hardly Art, Matador, Mom + Pop, Northern Spy, Rough Trade, Sacred Bones, Thrill Jockey, What’s Your Rupture, and XL.
Jonathan has also worked on films (shown and awarded at Sundance, South By Southwest, AFI Fest, and other festivals), television shows (on IFC and Comedy Central), commercials (for Cole Haan, FILA, Intel, TiVo, et al), software (Eventide’s ‘Fission’ and ‘TVerb’), video games, and installations.
The New Yorker called Jonathan “a go-to producer for Brooklyn’s indie-rock elite” and Brooklyn Magazine named him a “Producer You Didn’t Even Know You Know (But Trust Us You Do)“. His work has been featured on National Public Radio, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Pitchfork, and Rolling Stone, and he has been interviewed by The New York Times, Tape Op, Delicious Audio, Red Bull Music Academy, Interview Magazine and Stonehall Sessions.
Jonathan is a musician and member of the group Eaters, along with multi-instrumentalist/co-producer Bob Jones and glass sculptor/installation artist Christopher Duffy. Since the release of their debut in 2014, the group has released the ‘Moment of Inertia’ EP (based on an original sound sculpture) and ‘Prisms’ (the soundtrack to a sound and light installation). Eaters have toured the US, most notably with Shabazz Palaces and at Moogfest 2014, and created installations at contemporary art spaces such as The Knockdown Center (Queens, NY), The Chrysler Museum of Art (Norfolk, VA), and Machines with Magnets (Pawtucket, RI). The follow-up to their debut is out now on Dull Tools.
Jonathan has toured the world as a live sound engineer with Parquet Courts, Frankie Rose, Dirty Beaches, Dan Deacon and Girl Talk. He has also worked in clubs like the Empty Bottle in Chicago and Glasslands in NYC, and at Pitchfork Music Festival doing sound on the Blue stage from 2007-2014.