Using Ableton Live for performance with Chrissie Caulfield

Yorkshire Sound Women Network: workshop 4
7pm – 9.30pm on October 5th at The University of Huddersfield

Chrissie Caulfield is offering a brief overview of the Ableton Live workflow, followed by a demonstration and explanation on how to interface with hardware. You’ll have a chance to develop some of your own material, and then control it using keyboards and other kinds of external controllers.

Chrissie photo for workshop
Example of one of Chrissie’s live performance rigs

This is an informal session, providing an opportunity to ask questions and share tips on composition and performance using these kinds of live performance tools.

No specific genre will be promoted as these tools offer the chance to explore a range of styles. This means that some will be interested in electronic dance music, while others are interested in ambient synthesis; the workshop is a chance to hear how different people use the technologies.

You will learn to:

• use Ableton Live for a live performance,
• map different midi controllers to clips and effects, then use them for performance,
• use MIDI and audio clips and synchronise them,
• and make your own music from existing song sessions as well as starting from scratch.

Level: Beginners to Ableton, some understanding of DAWs and electronic music helpful.
Age: 15+ with parent or guardian, 18+ unaccompanied. All women
Bring: You don’t need to bring anything, but do bring your own laptop and if you have them controllers too. You may have some techniques that you’d like to share with others too.
Cost: £0
Location: The University of Huddersfield Creative Arts Building

Please register here Eventbrite link

Chrissie Caulfield has been playing violin since she was 7 and performing electronically for over ten years. She performs with solo with violin and laptop, as violinist with Helicopter Quartet, and playing synthesisers as part of CSMA. She has toured and played session for several rock bands.

Chrissie is a technologist to her core and has programmed interfaces for synths and other instruments in a variety of languages and is keen to explore new ideas and technologies. While the laptop is a superbly flexible instrument, she prefers to perform away from the screen using existing, (often re-approriated, controllers) or home-written interfaces as well as hardware synths and, of course, violins.

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