Breaking Out of 4/4

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

This workshop introduces a range of tools and methods to break away from 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, hyper meter, 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.

Workshop I Saturday 17:00 - 18:30, IT Lab

Workshop II Sunday  17:00 - 18:30, IT Lab