Besides recording the new Shawn Sleeps Naked album, working on my chamber opera, writing/recording some music for an upcoming commercial for the good folks at Simple Focus, and all of the events affiliated with the New Music Festival (like having a private composition lesson with Bent Sorenson!) I’ve been giving several presentations on Ableton Live and it’s many applications.
Last Friday I presented at the 2014 American Music Therapy Association Conference (AMTA) about how Ableton Live and the Push controller can be used in therapy sessions and as another tool to connect with patients. It was a great and friendly crowd with lots of good questions!
On Wednesday I gave a presentation on incorporating Ableton and Max/MSP to the University of Louisville School of Music’s Advanced Electronics in Music class. It was a bit more technical and nerdy because the students primarily work in Max/MSP. Lot’s of fun!
Next Wednesday I will be giving a presentation at the 2014 Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) which is the worlds largest percussion convention. I’ve looked at the schedule and it looks like a fantastic convention. One of the piece’s to be played is Karlheinz Essl’s piece Sequitur XI (for vibraphone and electronics) which I performed last week on the New Music Festival. It’s a small world!