In this series of forums Kenny Werner will discuss performance practices that support the full creative potential of each musician as presented in his book Effortless Mastery: Liberating the Master Musician Within.
Songwriter, arranger, and composer Will Wells '11 studied film scoring and music production and engineering at Berklee College of Music. He moved to Los Angeles after graduation and worked as senior engineer at Woodshed Recording in Malibu, California before touring the country with electropop duo LMFAO and, later, Nikki Yanofsky. He has worked with musicians such as Quincy Jones, Barbra Streisand, Wyclef Jean, DJ Premier, and Ariana Grande, among many others. Recent projects include working on the Broadway smash hit Hamilton; cowriting the lead single, "Can't Stop Love," for the Pentatonix's chart-topping debut album; and going on the Smoke + Mirrors world tour with Imagine Dragons as keyboardist, guitarist, and background vocalist.
In this clinic, Wells will focus on his time working with Imagine Dragons on the road.
Is it true that with today's technology anyone can be a DJ? With the rise of celebrity DJs, it seems that anyone willing to buy the gear can DJ. While technology simplifies much of the DJ's job, with more options today than ever, are things actually becoming more complicated? Join us for a discussion about modern DJ tools and techniques, including controllers, DJ software, file formats, and various DJ approaches for different venues and events.