Emily Evans is a sound engineer, music producer, recording studio director and musician. In 2006, she founded The Green Door Studio, a community-access analog/digital recording studio in Glasgow, Scotland, which has been named Recording Studio of the Year (Scottish New Music Awards, 2010), is consistently ranked among the Top 100 Cultural Contributors in Scotland, was called “the beating heart of the Glasgow music scene,” by Resident Advisor and has been featured in documentaries for NTS Radio and the BBC. She has recorded and mixed over 100 albums and EP’s, 3 named in the top 10 for Scottish Album of the Year and 7 featured in Album of the Year lists in The Wire magazine, The Vinyl Factory and The Quietus. Her clients range from the bittersweet pop of Belle and Sebastian (Matador Records), to the global electronic beat music of Golden Teacher (Rough Trade/ SoulJazz / Optimo Music), the noir rockabilly of The Amazing Snakeheads (Domino Records), the inventive folk of Alasdair Roberts (Drag City), the feminist dub duo LAPS (DFA Records), the Ghanaian Borborbor of Tafi Cultural Group, and the queer industrial disco of Total Leatherette (Milk Records).
From 2014-15, she facilitated an international collaborative mobile recording project with musicians from Glasgow, Belize and Ghana. The resulting album, Youth Stand Up!, was named among the Best Albums of 2015 by The Vinyl Factory. From 2016-18, she worked with musicians from Tafi Atome in Ghana to establish the Tafi Cultural Institute and build a recording studio in the village. In 2017, she moved to California and set up a mixing studio to work in partnership with Green Door (UK) and Tafi Cultural Institute.
She holds a Bachelors in Art:Semiotics from Brown University, a Master of Design in Sound for the Moving Image from Glasgow School of Art (which she earned as an Arts and Humanities Research Council Scholar), a Postgraduate Certificate in Sonic Arts from the University of Glasgow, and has spent a year studying Environmental Art at Glasgow School of Art.