Fun Friday : Meet Eliot Conaway
This week please help me welcome Eliot Conaway to the SoundCloud team in Berlin! Listen to his mini audio interview and read the rest below!
Huhu Natalie! SoundCloud Fun Friday is wassup.
You have lived in Germany for a long time, how do you like Berlin and where are you originally from?
I am originally from Columbus, Ohio, USA. I have indeed been in Germany for a long time. It’s starting to show. I moved to Bonn about 10 years ago to study at the university, and like a bad party guest, I refused to go home. I have been a Berliner for three years now. I think it’s Europe’s worst kept secret about how nice this place is. It’s a fantastic city– really laid back, something on offer for
Can you tell us what your your role at SoundCloud is? Also, how do you like working in the Berlin HQ ?
Working at SoundCloud is a treat. My job is probably the best. I am the University and Events Specialist. This means I am getting in touch with fine institutions around the world, helping them get to know SoundCloud and making sure we always have talented peeps who want to come and work with us. The Events Specialist hat has me trying to stay on top the insane number of events that are happening, getting SoundCloud to the right ones, and of course, making a bang when we get there.
Working at SoundCloud HQ, you’ll be surprised to learn, is fantastic. The office is open, full of ideas and energy. If that wasn’t enough, there’s a rooftop terrace.
How did you get introduced to SoundCloud and what do you love most about it?
Like any monumental event, I remember exactly where I was when I learned about this SoundCloud. I was at OYE records a couple years ago for an in-store appearance by my musical hero Siriusmo (we’ll get to him in a minute) and I met all-around good dude Skate from the WMF Club (come back soon!) and asked where he goes to hear new stuff. He said SoundCloud. New music, found sounds, field recordings, audio love at first click. And that was that.
OK. So I gotta bigup Siriusmo. A Berlin studio genie. I’ll leave it at that he’s awesome at what he does and let the widgets say the rest:
Mosaik is his excellent debut EP:
A double compilation CD called Pearls and Embarresments for everyone that wants to catch up on his last ten years:
Fun facts? I am a geography enthusiast. I memorize state and world capitals, etc. I have also crashed weddings in five different countries. I suppose only one of those facts is actually fun.
You can find me on the interweb:
Thank you Eliot!