ski

Welcome to the official Ski Oakenfull Website.
Ski is an Artist, Keyboard player, Producer, Remixer and Composer living in London. Having started his career with The K-Creative who were signed to Gilles Peterson's Talkin' Loud label in 1991, he went on to release two solo albums, Life Changes & Rising Son, play keyboards with bands such as Galliano, Raw Stylus & Two Banks of Four, remix over 50 tracks, and work at Xenomania. He currently releases music on his own label, Primaudial Records, plays live with The Bays, writes & produces with artists such as Incognito, Dave Lee, Valerie Etienne. He has an Ambient Electronic project called Ayota, and also does a bit of DJing in his spare time. Alongside his production work, Ski holds the position of Head of Education & Curriculum at Point Blank Music School where he writes courses in electronic music for their BA (Hons) degree programmes. He has also made over a hundred tutorial videos for the school's YouTube channel which have racked up over eight million views, and has recently become an Ableton Certified Trainer. Please have a look around this site, and feel free to leave a message.

All The Way (Bluey & Ski's Incognito Remix)
Artist: 
Julee Karan
Release Date: 
25 July, 2012
Record Label: 
NAYUTAWAVE RECORDS
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Audio Description: 
Sample Audio : All The Way (Bluey & Ski's Incognito Remix)

This is a project I was asked to do at my son's school in Hackney.
I asked the children in his class (7-8 year olds) to bring in a sound made either with an object or their body.
I recorded each sound individually in groups of 5 or 6 children, and then composed a short piece of music using these sounds.
I used examples such as John Cage and The KLF to explain how music can be thought of in lots of different ways, and also to how we should appreciate the sounds around us.
While we were recording in a separate room, the rest of the class listened to Holst's 'The Planets' and drew amazing coloured pictures in response to the music. They also drew a picture to represent each of their individual sounds.

Here are a few favourite deep jazz tracks that I've managed to search out over the years..

Check out the amazing Jewish Prayer Ceremony lead by Herbie Hancock, alongside Bobby Hutcherson's beautiful piece performed on a balcony overlooking the Californian hills..

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