Denver Workshop: Live Looping in Ableton Live
Apr
14
7:00 PM19:00

Denver Workshop: Live Looping in Ableton Live

Serafin Sanchez (Ableton Certified Trainer) will be presenting a 45 minute demonstration and workshop on live looping using Ableton Live. The presentation will cover looping using preset and user defined tempos, blending effects and creating a live looping template. Looper is a native audio effect that comes with all editions of Live and an great introductory tool to live looping. Come to learn about this exciting performance tool and spark some creativity.

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Felabration - A Tribute to the music of Fela Kuti ft. Dave Watts of The Motet, members of Euforquestra & Atomga
Apr
11
to Apr 12

Felabration - A Tribute to the music of Fela Kuti ft. Dave Watts of The Motet, members of Euforquestra & Atomga

  • Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom (map)
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Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom and ARISE Music Festival and KGNU Community Radio present Felabration - A Tribute to the music of Fela Kuti ft. Dave Watts of The Motet, members of Eufórquestra & ATOMGA

w/ DubSkin & Ground Up (EARLY Patio Set!!)
 

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FELABRATION WITH MEMBERS OF THE MOTET, EUFORQUESTRA AND ATOMGA
Apr
10
9:30 PM21:30

FELABRATION WITH MEMBERS OF THE MOTET, EUFORQUESTRA AND ATOMGA

All Ages
Doors: 8:30PM
Show: 9:00 PM
$12.50 ADV / $15 DOS + $2 for under 21 tickets
Additional Service Fees May Apply
All 21+ Tickets MUST be accompanied by a Valid Photo ID. All Ages is 12+.

This is NOT your average Fela Kuti tribute! Featuring an allstar cast of musicians from the Colorado music scene (The Motet, Euforquestra, and Atomga), this 14 piece wall of sound (7 horns, 2 percussion, 2 guitars, keys, bass, drums) is coming together to celebrate the music of the funkiest African superstar in history. This is not just afrobeat, but a mash-up of those timeless Fela songs with funk, house, disco that bring a whole new energy to the music. This will be the funkiest, non-stop, dance-party, throw-down that Colorado has seen in a long time....get ready to sweat!!

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Felabration feat. Dave Watts of The Motet and members of Eufórquestra and ATOMGA
Apr
9
to Apr 10

Felabration feat. Dave Watts of The Motet and members of Eufórquestra and ATOMGA

w/ DubSkin
at Hodi's Half Note


"This is NOT your average Fela Kuti tribute! Featuring an allstar cast of musicians from the Colorado music scene (The Motet, Euforquestra, and Atomga), this 14 piece wall of sound (7 horns, 2 percussion, 2 guitars, keys, bass, drums) is coming together to celebrate the music of the funkiest African superstar in history. This is not just afrobeat, but a mash-up of those timeless Fela songs with funk, house, disco, and electro-rock grooves that bring a whole new energy to the music. This is the funkiest, non-stop, dance-party, throw-down that Colorado has seen in a long time....get ready to sweat!!"

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Feb
15
2:00 PM14:00

Ableton Live Workshop, Feb 15th - Boulder CO

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I'm very excited to be presenting an Ableton Live workshop on Sunday February 15th from 2pm - 3pm. The event will be at Madelife (2000 21st Street) in Boulder CO.

Register Here (seating is limited)

I'm going to talk about how I use Ableton Live to take sounds from the studio to the stage. Since I'm both a instrumentalist and a producer this means using ideas that I've generated from my computer and my saxophone. Sometimes I create new ideas by playing to a new beat and recording my performance. These ideas can quickly be turned into parts of a song and then performed live.

Ableton Live is an extremely powerful live performance tool. No two people use it exactly the same way. I'm going to talk and show how I use Live onstage to perform finished compositions but still allow some space for live improvisation both with midi controllers and the sax.

One of my favorite new ways to trigger effects on stage has been with the Nintendo Wiimote! I'm using in combination with a piece of software called Osculator to control custom effect racks I've built in Ableton Live. Its a ton of fun and not that difficult to set up either.

I'm planning on sharing all my Wii FX racks and performance template after the workshop. If that sort of thing would be useful for you I'm happy to give the download link to everyone who attends the workshop

Thank you to Madelife and Ableton for the invitation to speak at this event.

SEE YOU ALL THERE!

-SS

 

 

 

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Felabration - The Music of Fela Kuti
Oct
18
8:30 PM20:30

Felabration - The Music of Fela Kuti

Felabration! - A Celebration of the music of Fela Kuti feat. Dave Watts ( The Motet), members of Eufórquestra and members of ATOMGA
w/ Chicago Afrobeat Project
at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom

Fela Kuti
http://felakuti.bandcamp.com/

Chicago Afrobeat Project:
http://chicagoafrobeatproject.com/


Supported by Groove Music & Arts Festival

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