Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Speaking at Knobcon 2022

 Once again, I am honored to be a speaker at Knobcon in Chicago.  This year I am talking about studio organization:

Studio Organization  Saturday, Sept 10th, 2:00pm (Copper/Maize/Sage)

How to get the most out of your gear and space; Jon Sonnenberg presents ideas and tips on everything related to your workspace: from wiring and cabling to stands and ergonomics. If you want to better utilize your equipment, make room for gear that you have in storage, or simply have more time for music and experimentation and less setup time, then this presentation is one that you won’t want to miss!


Hope to see you there! 

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Sunday, April 10, 2022

News and Updates

 After a very successful orchestra collaboration, we are talking about additional future collaboration efforts, which is incredible and exciting.

I am working with Robert Gutschow on new Pivot Clowj songs.  So far, there are 4 songs and I am so happy with the way they are turning out.  More to come on this in the near future.  

I am often buying and looking for instruments that I don't have to add to my collection.  Most recently, I found a Firstman SQ01, an upright bass, some Hungarian guitar-like instruments, and a one of a kind glass carillon made by famous glass artist Dominick Labino.  

I am doing more consulting on the side with various synth and electronic music manufacturers.  There are some cool and interesting things that will be coming out - none that I can actually speak of yet, but I will when the time is right and I have a green light.

The new Sound of Ceres album was partly recorded and produced in my studio.  I believe the release date is set for June so keep an eye out for that.  

Finally, I am starting to look into playing and performing post the COVID hiatus.  Please contact me if you are looking to book or have information or contacts on booking in your area. 


Jon S.

The Performance from the Akron Symphony Orchestra

These are photos courtesy of Jeremiah Friend.


Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Akron Symphony Orchestra, EarthQuaker Devices, and another recent photo.

 I will be performing a piece that I wrote for orchestra this March with the Akron Symphony Orchestra!  I am super excited about how this is coming together.  The piece is based off of 3 themes of mine from previous works (originally instrumentals for short films and video games), and worked into a piece, with the help of arranger Jake Gunner Walsh, that I titled "Confluence".   My role in the performance will be dynamically editing effects via EarthQuaker Devices effects that different instruments of the orchestra are running through.  It should be a blast and will be a unique opportunity and experience.  If you are in the Akron area, please look at the March schedule of the Akron Symphonic Orchestra - Specifically March 5th!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

 I just wanted to send a message:  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

I was tested positive for Covid yesterday and will be missing any festivities for the holidays.  Fortunately, my symptoms are very mild and feel like a slight cold.  I am quarantined in my studio for a couple weeks.  I will try and make the most of this time!