This week we are hosting two EPD alums who are successful, touring EDM artists. Gadi Sassoon aka Memory 9 will be hosting a session on Tuesday, December 2 in A73, sponsored by the Berklee Interdisciplinary Arts Institute, that will be open to all in EPD. In addition, there will be two events in room 112, 22 The Fenway co-sponsored by EPD and the Berklee Electronica Club.
Wednesday, December 3
6:00 in Room 112, 22 The Fenway
Electronic Music Composition and Workflow Concepts using Ableton Live
With Ben Cantil (Encanti) and Gadi Sassoon (Memory 9)
How do we optimise the process of creating electronic music? What are we listening for when we want to improve and expand on our own methods? This workshop will primarily focus on the building blocks of track construction, from conception to execution. We will explore a couple of new theories for idea management and for allowing your creativity to flow freely. We will also take a look at some novel approaches for making music out of sounds, and taking your EDM productions to the next level.
After the workshop both Encanti and Plan 9 will be play a show at Wonderbar in Allson. There will be half-price admission for Berklee students with their Berklee ID.
Thursday, December 4
6:00 in Room 112, 22 The Fenway
Through the Looking Glass with Zebbler Encanti Experience
Ben Cantil and Zebbler
Zebbler is a world-class pioneer of projection-mapped stage designs for touring musical artists, working with acts such as Shpongle and EOTO. Teaming up with Encanti, the duo Zebbler Encanti Experience has staked a special place in the national electronic bass music scene as an exclusively Audio/Visual performance. EDM.com
recently pegged ZEE as a leading underdog act of the Glitch Hop scene, adding that ZEE "is truly an element of its own, and fits the description of glitch-hop down to a T".Zebbler and Encanti will talk about touring, collaborating, creating large scale projection art, and making music that speaks through visual performances.
Encanti is the artist name of Ben Cantil a Berklee alumni who graduated in 2007. As an electronic music producer, he has toured nationally with Zebbler Encanti Experience, an audio/visual collaboration with projection-mapping pioneer Zebbler. As a sound designer, he has worked extensively with companies like Cakewalk, iZotope, and Ableton to create presets and expansion packs for their products. Encanti currently has a residency at Berklee Valencia where he teaches electronic music classes for masters and undergraduate students.
Memory 9 Bio
Gadi Sassoon '05 spent the years immediately after leaving Berklee cutting his teeth on the UK scene, taking up several monikers and becoming a household name (as Memory9) at iconic London club nights during dubstep's early days. Over the years he has performed at clubs and festivals on four continents, sharing the stage with too many legendary acts to mention. He is a regular contributor to Ninja Tune's Solid Steel radio show and has produced electronic projects for several independent labels, to the acclaim of DJ Mag, XLR8R, Fact, Vice, Laurent Garnier, Coldcut and BBC Radio amongst many others.
Chair, Electronic Production and Design
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