Thursday, June 18, 2015

RANDY TEAFORD - SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS


I'm a 63 year old Native Californian deeply involved in the art and technology
of modern recording, live sound reinforcement, audio & video production.
Over the last 30+ years I have designed, installed and engineered live sound and recording systems in a number of Sonoma County's most historical venues... In 1982, I opened " The Sound Source", Northern California's 1st audio digital production facility.  During the early stages of digital recording I had the great pleasure of creating special effects and musical scores for Charles Shultz Productions and many other commercial and musical projects with notable bay area and internationally
 known composers and performers.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

TECHNICAL:

LIVE SHOWS: Over 30 years of professional experience in the design, installation, and engineering of club and concert sound systems for nationally and internationally recognized performers, venues, and events throughout the United States and Canada; design and installation of intercom and music playback systems for commercial development projects.

STUDIO: The Sound Source, Owner/Operator of Sonoma County's first audio/digital production facility for music, film, and video. Extensive knowledge of current computer-based recording and digital editing systems for music, film, and video productions; radio and television systems for live broadcast and recording of performances on remote and venue stages.

INSTRUCTIONAL

TEACHING: Music and Computer Technology at the Sound Source facility; substitute positions in Recording Arts Departments at Sonoma State University and Santa Rosa Junior College.
GUEST SPEAKER: Business in Education Day at Sonoma County schools, Sonoma State University, and Santa Rosa Junior College Recording Arts Departments; IBM International Conference, San Jose (1988).

ADMINISTRATIVE

BUSINESS OWNER: Owner of the Sound Source, the first digital recording facility in Northern California. Responsible for all aspects of business management including contracts, bookkeeping, and publicity and all client services.

PRODUCTION MANAGER: Complete production management of performance venues; ability to coordinate entertainment and technical aspects of performances, while working collectively with house staff and management; prepare and fulfill performance contacts; book shows via agencies; prepare promotional materials; disburse payouts, advance shows, schedule engineers and general maintenance.
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LIVE ENGINEERING & PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE:



 THE MYSTIC THEATRE, PETALUMA, CALIFORNIA - 2000 to 2014 / Production Manager & Chief Engineer Designed and installed with manufacturer, Apogee Sound International, performance systems for national and international touring acts.

THE INN OF THE BEGINNING, COTATI, CALIFORNIA - 1997 to 2000 / Production Manager & Chief Engineer. I Designed and installed in conjunction with Sound Expressions sound and recording systems; scheduled crews, house booking agent for two years while advancing and engineering all shows. Worked in conjunction with Sonoma State University.

THE STUDIO KAFE, SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA - 1991 to 1994 / Production Manager & Chief Engineer. IDesigned and installed sound and recording systems; engineered live shows; scheduled crews; integrated live cable broadcasts and recording of select performances by Adam Duritz of Counting Crows, Bela Fleck, Robin Ford,  Mark Isham, and others.

MAGNOLIA'S, SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA - 1985 to 1988 / Production Manager & Chief Engineer. Responsible for booking, producing, engineering an Alternative Rock series featuring artists such as Green Day, Sister Double Happiness, and Cadillac Tramps, among others including The Blasters, the Beat Farmers, and Charlie Mussellwhite.
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STUDIO ENGINEERING EXPERIENCE:
- THE SOUND SOURCE 80's -
- THE KITCHEN SYNC 2000 -
Viral Media Art and fEaRnOaRt Entertainment 2000 to present - Santa Rosa, California. Owner and operator of computer-based music video recording & editing facility specializing in music video syncs, visual effects for performances, live recording and original sample based music construction. 
THE SOUND SOURCE, Santa Rosa, California - 1986 to 1990, Owner/Operator of Sonoma County's first audio/digital production facility for music, film, and video; projects include Charles Schulz TV movie ("Girl in the Red Truck"); PBS documentaries & instructional videos; commercial advertising for Anheiser Busch, Heald Business College, & Stanroy's Music Center; educational facility for college, private and group sessions.
SOUND EXPRESSIONS, Santa Rosa, California - 1980 to 1986, Involved in the design and construction of a computer-based recording and digital editing facility for music, film, and video; experienced in subcontracting and retail sales of performance and recording systems.
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CREATED AND PRODUCED ANNUAL SCREENING SERIES: 2007 - 2015 of 
 "The Dark Side of Oz" 
A full length video screening and show based on the urban legend as well as conducted
mock classes on the subject of synchronicity as his alter ego The Professor.
(The Mystic Theatre - Zodiacs - Aubergines)
"Tales From The Big Blue Chair" 1997-2000
An improvisational interactive self generating audience experience based on the concept
of a $5 cover charge or 5 minutes sitting in The Big Blue Chair. 


 "The Jazz Elephant Story" 1985
An original mythological tale about the birth of music set to
Sonoma Counties 1st computer driven electronic musical performance.

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TOURING SCHEDULE

The Mermen, 1998 - 2001 / National and Regional Touring -  Production Manager and Tour Engineer; extensive touring throughout the United States. Regular venues included: Great American Music Hall, Fillmore, Fox Theater in Boulder, Blue Bird in Denver, many festivals.
The Cardiff Reefers, 1993 - 1996 / National and Regional Touring -   Production Manager and Tour Engineer; extensive touring throughout the western United States and Canada; tour venues included Phoenix, Seattle; Slim's, San Francisco; SLO Brew, San Luis Obispo; Belly-up Tavern, San Diego.
The Charlie Mussellwhite Band, 2008 - Langstien Blues Festival - Germany. As well as local shows at The Mystic Theatre, The Inn of the Beginning, Studio KAFE and Magnolias.

1988 - 1993 / National and Regional Touring
- The Loud Family (Alias): Tour Engineer; United States.
- Crystal Wind (Higher Octave): Tour Engineer; United States.
- Sister Double Happiness (Warner Brothers): Tour Engineer; Western US
- Smokin' Rhythm Prawns (B.S. Records): Tour Engineer; US and Canada.
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FESTIVALS and CONCERTS: 
4 years - The Petaluma Music Festival committee & live engineering
10 years - Sauasilito Arts Festival / Production Manager, Engineer
10 years - Eureka Blues by the Bay / House Engineer and Tech
Too many community events to count....

 Partial list of National & International Touring Bands:
The Mermen
The Loud Family
The Cardiff Reefers
Sister Double Happiness
The Smokin Rhythm Prawns
The Charlie Mussellwhite Band

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BLOG/EBOOK WRITER
"Another Day, Another Decibel"
I'm currently compiling the history of the live music scene of Sonoma County
 as well as my own personal path through the middle of it all.

a work in progress...

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 2015
VICE CHAIRMAN ON BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR CMEDIA LABS 
 Community Access Internet - Radio & Television

I have recently been elected to serve The Cmedia Labs in their quest for serving the community!
Watch as we re-invent public Television!


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COMMERCIAL INSTALLS:
St. John's Catholic Church, Healdsburg
St. John's School Gymnasium, Healdsburg
St. Philip's, Occidental
St. Theresa's, Bodega
Sonoma Nation Bank, Santa Rosa
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 Favorite Autobiographic Books:
"So you Want to be a Rock & Roll Star" - Jacob Slichter (Simi Sonic)
"Bill Graham Presents" -  by Bill and Robert Greenfield
"The Real Book of Frank Zappa" - by Frank and Peter Occhiogrosso
"All You Need is Ears" - by George Martin and Jeremy Hornsby
"The American Original" - by Walt Disney and Bob Thomas
"Saucerful of Secrets" - Pink Floyd and Nicholas Schaffner
"Miles" - Miles Davis and Quincy Troupe
"The Nerve Bible" - Laurie Anderson
"I Killed" - Ritch Shyder & Mark Schiff

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