Andrew Shenkman is a composer, a performance artist and a writer for television animation. He has been incorporating digital audio tools into musical performances for over a decade and half as part of various bands, ensembles and solo incarnations, most recently as Hypergame Storytime, an improvised choose-your-own adventure musical experience.
Digital Audio Tools For Live Performance
• 7:00 – 10:00 PM Electric Perfume on Google Maps. Link opens in a seperate tab or window. • 805 Danforth Ave, Toronto Price • $60 + HST
Register ** Registration Closes 11:59PM November 08
What You Will Learn
This workshop is designed for musicians interested in incorporating digital technology into their rig as well as performance artists who want to be able to create and control audio soundscapes on the fly regardless of previous musical experience. In addition to surveying the range of devices available to assist you, we will cover concepts like anticipating and adapting to real world sonic environments, preventing and planning for glitches and equipment failures, and discussing the often slippery line between what is “performance” and what is “just pressing the play button”.
Ultimately we will try and identify which tools are the best fit for your style of expression (and your price point) while also establishing best practices and useful strategies for incorporating these digital audio tools into your next performance.
What does “digital audio tools” mean?
Digital audio equipment ranges from consumer electronics like phones and computers to dedicated hardware like synthesizers and rack effect units that allow for the generation, manipulation and arrangement of sound. Broadly this breaks down into the techniques of sampling/triggering, synthesis, processing as well as the use of MIDI (a communication protocol that allows digital instruments to communicate) to chain different tools together.
A desire or interest in using digital audio tools in your next live performance.
Hands on demonstrations with:
- Ableton Live
- Logic Pro
- Garage Band
- Kontact Player
- Mac and Windows OS computers
- Various Midi keyboards & Pad Controllers
- Stompbox Loop Pedal
- Various Audio Interfaces
Workshop Attendance: In the case of the workshop not meeting a minimum amount of attendees, fees will be fully refunded. Limited spaces available, so book soon!
Cancellation Policy: To ensure participant attendance, if you have registered for the workshop you must cancel your booking at least seven days before the workshop for a refund.
Payment: Registration for workshop is through Eventbrite. If you do not wish to use Eventbrite you can pay in person at the Electric Perfume storefront. Contact us in advance to arrange a time to come in. We accept credit and cash only. Payment in person must be received by the day prior to the date of the workshop.
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