Improvising Live Electronic Music: Mapping, macros and constraints for spontaneous live sets

Friday 04 Nov 11:00 — 13:00
Saturday 05 Nov 13:30 — 15:30 

With Skinnerbox

Thanks to their ability to jam and improvise in the moment, the Berlin-based duo Skinnerbox have built a solid reputation as an exciting, dancefloor-filling electronic live act. Not satisfied with readymade solutions for their freewheeling marathon sets, Skinnerbox even developed their own custom Time & Timbre software in order to take their impro-rave sessions into higher and deeper musical terrain.

In this workshop, Skinnerbox will share their philosophy and many of their techniques for improvising live electronic music. Topics will include using your computer as an instrument, coming up with arrangements on the spot, making (and not making) mistakes, and using restraint and formal constraints to gain freedom. The workshop will conclude with a series of jam sessions that will put your freshly acquired improvisational knowledge and skills to practical use.

No experience is necessary. You’ll only need a laptop with Live 9.6 or higher and Link enabled.


Due to the small group format of these events, workshops will require pre-registration. Registrations will take place in October 2016. Each Loop ticket holder will be able to register for one workshop.