Craig Schuftan

Craig Schuftan is an author, broadcaster and teacher from Sydney, Australia currently living in Berlin.

Schuftan has authored three books on music and cultural history, including Hey! Nietzsche! Leave Them Kids Alone! (2009) and Entertain Us! The Rise and Fall of Alternative Rock in the 90s (2012). His essay ‘Alternative Nation’ was included in the Hamburger Bahnhof Museum for Contemporary Art’s Black Mountain College: An Interdisciplinary Experiment (2014). As a radio producer, he’s created hundreds of music documentaries, programs, sketches and sounds for Australia’s national youth broadcaster, triple j, won an Australian Recording Industry Award (ARIA) for his production work on the 2010 album The Blow Parade, and more recently, created the music and sound design for BBC Radio 4’s The Walking Tour with Joseph Morpurgo (2017) and Sam Simmons is Not a People Person (2016).

Craig has taught cultural history and theories of communication at the Hochschule Macromedia (Berlin and Hamburg), The Node Center for Curatorial Studies (Berlin), FH Kufstein, the University of Groningen (NL), The Academy for Pop Culture (NL), and presented the popular course How to Have Better Conversations at The School of Life Berlin from 2016 – 2018.

Schuftan is currently leading the Loop Program Team at Ableton and makes oddball disco music with his band, Ducks!, whose third album, Do It Again, will be released in December 2018.

Craig Schuftan


Coco Solid, Craig Schuftan, Equiknoxx, Simon Reynolds

Sounds Like Tomorrow: making music for the future

Abid Hussain, Craig Schuftan, Ed Williams, Erin Barra, Patrice Rushen, Toni Blackman

5 Takes (Saturday)