MUSIC PRODUCERS MINI-CONFERENCEworkshop, lecture, performance Ableton, Richard Devine, Diode Milliampere, Ellie Herring, Chase Smith, Michael Johnsen, Hector Llanquin
2014 VIA Festival / made possible with support from CMU Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry / Moderators: Jesse Stiles (Assistant Professor of Music & Computer Science), Rich Randall (Assistant Professor of Music / Music Theory), Ben Casey (Ableton)
This 1 day mini-conference surveyed methods of electronic music composition from the 1970s to present in the form of live interviews, demos, and performances by renowned and emerging artists performing at the 2014 VIA Festival and Demosplash Conference. From experimental noise to club-ready tracks, attendees got a look under the hood as to how these artists make their music using everything from outdated computer equipment and MS-DOS, to modular synthesis, or software like Reaktor and Ableton. Ableton provided a workshop in Max for LIVE for novice producers and artists, and an a/v performance from Richard Devine and new media artist Hector Llanquin closed the day.