Breaking Out of 4/4

When it comes to rhythms, it can be easy to fall into familiar patterns, literally. New approaches to rhythm can help you create music that stands out from the crowd, but knowing which techniques to use – and how to use them – requires time and expertise.

This workshop introduces a range of tools and methods to break out of standard repetitive cycles of electronic music composition. Through a series of exercises using custom-built Max for Live devices, we’ll explore Euclidean sequencers, odd meter, microtiming, hypermeter, swing and latency, with the aim of unleashing your creativity and exploring uncharted territory beyond the standard 4/4 landscape.

No experience is necessary for this workshop. Please bring a laptop with Live 9.7 or higher, Max for Live 7.2 or higher, plus your own headphones.


Workshops are for small groups and require pre-registration. Workshops are only accessible if you have a ticket which includes access to the Workshops and Studio Sessions program – for information, check the FAQ. Registration is now open.

Workshop I Saturday 17:00 - 18:30, Workshops 2

Workshop II Sunday  17:00 - 18:30, Workshops 2