Presentations

5 Takes (Saturday)

Every day at Loop, we’re inviting five people to give short presentations, each offering a different take on music making. Like a good DJ set or an old-time variety show, 5 Takes will see sounds and stories gathered from different musical worlds and thrown together on stage.

These fifteen-minute mini-talks could include big-picture essays on the state of music, detailed analyses of songs and sounds, or frank confessionals about weird sonic obsessions. The five presentations will be delivered by the likes of Coco Solid, Patrice Rushen and Toni Blackman, among other composers, producers and songwriters. We’re also inviting a handful of Loop ticket holders to join them.

It doesn’t really matter what they speak about, as long as it concerns making music and takes no longer 15 minutes to explain. Beyond that, we’d prefer not to spoil the surprise. All you need is an open mind and a short attention span; we’ll provide the people and ideas; and the stage manager with her eye on the stopwatch.

Date & Location



Montalbán Theatre

Participants

Abid Hussain

Abid Hussain

Abid Hussain is an Ableton Certified Trainer and electronic and alternative rock producer with more than 25 years of experience.

Craig Schuftan

Craig Schuftan

Craig Schuftan is an author, broadcaster and teacher from Sydney, Australia currently living in Berlin.

Erin Barra

Erin Barra

Erin is an Associate Professor at Boston’s Berklee College of Music. Specializing in composition, performance and creative music technology application, she has worked with and represented companies such as Ableton, ROLI, MusicTech and iZotope.

Patrice Rushen

Patrice Rushen

Patrice Rushen is an award-winning musician and composer who originally found success in the 1970s and ‘80s with a signature fusion of jazz, pop and R&B

Toni Blackman

Toni Blackman

Toni Blackman is an award-winning artist whose steadfast work and commitment to hip hop led the U.S. State Department to select her as an American Cultural Specialist and one of the first Hip Hop Envoys.

Moderator

Ed Williams

Ed Williams

Ed Williams is a music documentarian, creative strategist and producer. He designed Loop as its Creative Director and is a member of its curatorial team.