We’ve just announced details about the program and participants for Loop 2017. This year, we are pleased to present Nosaj Thing in a new collaboration with Japanese artist Daito Manabe, a live performance by Laurel Halo with drummer Eli Keszler, keynote conversations with Ben Frost, Goldie, and Chloe x Halle (the first act signed to Beyoncé’s new label). The international line-up also includes Canadian sibling duo Tennyson, Scottish DJ JD Twitch, Japanese dubstep producer Goth-Trad, and Syrian avant-jazz group The Khaled Kurbeh & Raman Khalaf Ensemble (recently signed to Henrik Schwarz’s label Between Buttons), African music collective The Nile Project, and Swedish music tech innovators Teenage Engineering.
Those just announced will join the already confirmed Jlin and Machinedrum, The Roots’ Stro Elliot, acclaimed mastering engineer Mandy Parnell, Berklee professor (and Prince’s audio engineer) Susan Rogers, ambient music luminary William Basinski, and many more.
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The Loop program this year also encompasses a large-scale A/V installation by AntiVJ, a series of Guitar Moves sessions with Matt Sweeney, live performances by Jenny Hval, mobilegirl, Visible Cloaks and Kaki King, a Supercollider presentation by Nick Collins, Andrey Smirnov demonstrating Leon Theremin's Rhythmicon and a keynote presentation by electroacoustic composition pioneer Trevor Wishart.
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Workshops, Studio Sessions and Interactive Experiences
As with the previous editions of Loop, the three day music makers’ summit offers a number of participatory workshops and studio sessions geared toward artists, producers, educators and creative technologists who work with music.
Workshops will cover topics such as soldering hardware, learning synthesis by example, working with traditional instrumentation and percussion, “Under the Radar” music theory for electronic music, breaking out of 4/4 time, a bass management bootcamp, as well as series of field recording workshops in partnership with Shure.
The artist-led studio sessions will include track deconstructions, studio performance masterclasses, attendee track feedback sessions, a mixing & mastering series, sessions on analog recording and production techniques, and more. In addition, Loop partners Dolby Laboratories will showcase their Dolby Atmos music system with a series of studio mixing sessions.
Loop attendees will also have ample opportunity to connect with one another in a number of spaces and formats designed to facilitate interaction. These include open maker zones, jam spaces, meet-ups, open stage performances, lightning presentations and roundtable discussions.
Live performances at Funkhaus across the weekend will come from Caterina Barbieri, Chloe x Halle, Dedekind Cut, Jenny Hval, Kaki King, Khaled Kurbeh & Raman Khalaf Ensemble with Oriel Quartett, Laurel Halo, Visible Cloaks, Myriam Bleau, Nosaj Thing + Daito Manabe, Sorne, The Nile Project, Tennyson, and William Basinski. Loop tickets also include passes to the Loop x CDR Projects Klubnacht on Saturday, November 11th at Tresor and OHM clubs, featuring live performances and DJ sets across four stages from Machinedrum, Jlin, and mobilegirl and many more, with the full line up to be announced soon.
When and Where
Loop takes place from November 10th -12th and will once again be staged by Ableton at Funkhaus Berlin – a magnificent former East German studio and broadcasting complex.