Emanuel Frey began playing classical piano in the early eighties and soon after began improvising. Entertaining from the stage with spontaneous ideas became one of his musical passions. Emanuel has also played in rock bands and toured as a keyboardist.
- Zürich Switzerland
In 2008 Emanuel finished his studies at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (ZHDK), with a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Composing-Arranging/Music Production and a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Computer Music. Subsequently, he traded melody-oriented composition for a more beat-focused approach and began using Ableton Live, moving from a linear to a live production workflow. Emanuel has created and shared various Max for Live plug-ins to enhance Live's functionality, which are used by hundreds of musicians around the globe.
In 2011 Emanuel founded the Ableton Live User Group Zürich, a Swiss-wide User Group centered around Ableton Live as a production tool. He organises events and meetings as part of this initiative.
The School of Sound was founded by Emanuel in 2015 aiming to offer affordable courses and long-term diplomas are offered for beginners, advanced and professional musicians.
School of Sound operates in the three largest cities of Switzerland, Bern, Basel and Zurich.
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