Jonathan Schenke has been working with sound since 2001, and a fan of it since he can remember. He currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. If you would like to talk about sound, please get in touch:
jonathan [dot] schenke [at] gmail [dot] com
Jonathan owns and operates Studio Windows (with Jake Aron) in Brooklyn, NY. He’s worked with musicians you might like such as Parquet Courts, The Drums, Liturgy, Alex Zhang Hungtai/Dirty Beaches, PC Worship, Snail Mail, Mannequin Pussy, Fucked Up, The Men, and Bodega, and for a variety of labels including Anti, Cult, Dull Tools, Fat Cat, Fat Possum, Frenchkiss, Hardly Art, Matador, Mom + Pop, Northern Spy, Partisan, Rough Trade, Sacred Bones, Thrill Jockey, Wharf Cat, 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 ‘Physion’ 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 (twice), Eventide (Artist Spotlight), Electronic Musician, Delicious Audio, Red Bull Music Academy, Interview Magazine and Stonehall Sessions.
Jonathan is a musician and member of the groups Eaters, P.E., and The Gulf. Eaters is an electronic/art-rock trio, who have released two full-length LPs (in 2014 and 2017) as well as a number of sound-sculpture related projects: the ‘Moment of Inertia’ EP (a work created specifically for an original sound sculpture of the same name), ‘Prisms’ (a soundtrack to a sound and light installation), and ‘Armonica‘ (ambient drone created with a hand-build Glass Armonica & synths). Jonathan and his collaborator from Eaters Bob Jones started P.E. in 2018 with members of the defunct punk band Pill. Their debut album Person – a psychedelic industrial pop odyssey – was released March 2020 on Wharf Cat Records. The Gulf is an on-going studio collaboration of outré dance music with Austin Brown of Parquet Courts.
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.