Hogwarts departement for electronic music
Three days of workshops, panels and presentations focussing on the process of electronic music making, that was Ableton Loop. And much more than that as it gathered creative heads from all around the globe (US, South America and whole Europe ) and of all niches and segments of electronic music. The historical place of Berlins former Funkhaus, the neirdy visitors and the inspiring speakers turned Ableton Loop into Hagwards departement for electronic music.
The programm leaded through the most influencial fields of electronic music with Tara Rodgers, Suzanne Ciani, Anna Meredith and Morton Subotnick representing the academical field of contemporary composition and new music; Jason Hockman, Jezzy Jeff or Kirk Knight spreading some broken Beats, Rap and Hip-Hop; Daedelus and Deantoni Parks inspiring with sampling madness; Kyoka showing how to make people go yeah in a techno club – and this is only a snippet of the whole.
But probably most significant for Ableton Loop was it’s diversity: people of all colours and all genders hooked up, not to forget to mention the recognisable “high” representation of women on both sides, speakers and audiance, including the touching speeches of Fatima Al Qadiri and Demian Licht, workshops with Gudrun Gut, Barbara Morgenstern, Kyoka, Perera Elsewhere or Kimbra plus huge participation of the artist networks female:pressure, pink noises and Mint, who have been leading voices of the recent feministic movement in music business.
In the following you find some of the special moments.
See you for Ableton Loop 2017 in Berlin!