This session will provide a general overview of music production software Ableton Live, offering a close-up look at some features of the software.
In collaboration with young glitch producer Haydar, music-maker and educator Mel Uye-Parker will process some of Haydar’s samples and works-in-progress on Ableton Live, providing a quick but fascinating introduction into music production with this industry-standard software.
Mel is a London based music producer, vocalist and educator. She spends most of her time teaching people how to make music with Ableton Live and Push. When she’s not doing any of the above, she makes educational content and helps music teachers and schools integrate technology into their classrooms. She is particularly interested in training and supporting female and non-binary people to succeed in the music world.
Haydar / JUHA is a musician whose style is influenced by abstract genres such as glitch music, techno and IDM. He started off singing in Cantate, a choir with percussive performance, and playing piano. He then moved on to making ambient and experimental music, with an emphasis on improvisation and sound creation using circuit-bending and recordings in nature, through a local music workshop CLIP.
His own music-making then focused on pre-existing genres, eg folk music, moving them into a very different context through synths, sound design and modular rhythm. Currently, his interest is mainly in electronic music inspired by musicians such as FKA Twigs, Vaetxh/Rob Clouth, Woulg, Arca, Reid Willis and Moses Sumney.