ART+TECH Rendezvous #1

We are happy to announce a new CODAME initiative, a regular monthly, playful, fun and inspiring event: ART+TECH Rendezvous @GeekdomSF

WHEN: Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)
WHERE: Geekdom, 620 Folsom St. #100, San Francisco, CA
WHO: Art + Tech lovers!

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Our first Rendezvous will be May 22nd, an evening starts with a GIF HAPPY HOUR together with artist Mike Hales‘s unique comic book style GIF animations, while grooving to the improvisational sounds of THISISSAMI, a Vancouver based Ableton Live Looper/multimedia artist. It will follow up with an Ableton Live workshop  with Lenny Kiser. We will close the evening with some more music and opportunity to play with gifSlap.

Schedule for May 22, 2014

06:00 – 07:00 pm: GIF HAPPY HOUR, Interactive gif art feat. the work of SF artist Mike Hales // electronic performance by THISISSAMI (Vancouver)

07:00 – 09:00 pm: Workshop with Lenny Kiser – Making Beats and Basslines with Ableton Live

09:00 – 10:00 pm: More music //  social happy hour //  play time with the gifSlap VJ program.


Workshop with LENNY KISER (San Francisco, CA)

An introductory course to learn how to make original beats and music in Ableton Live.

Length: 2 Hours
Recommended Materials:

  • Laptop Computer
  • Headphones
  • Ableton Live 9

Free 30 Day trial version of Ableton Live 9 (download)
Part 1: Creating Beats (30 Mins)
Activity: Create your first beat with the 808 drum machine (10 Mins)

  • Drum Programming and Drum Racks
  • Learn the Interface and Navigation Tour
  • What are Clips and Scenes

Part 2: Using Loops, Instruments and Effects (30 Mins)
Activity: Write your first bass line, work with loops and get creative with audioeffects (10 Mins)

  • Working with Loops
  • Audio Effects
  • Use Lives Instruments to write music
  • Start putting the pieces together to make a song

Activity: Perform your song into the arrangement (10 Mins)
Q&A and Review

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