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Introduction to Ableton Live at Gallery NIU, Barcelona

Attend a two-day workshop held by Barcelona-based artists Institut FATIMA and learn how to use the many features of Ableton Live for producing, performing or DJing. Workshop leaders will explain the fundamental concepts of Live and provide examples of various techniques and tricks. Class size is limited--two teachers for a maximum enrollment of fourteen students--so plenty of one-on-one time and assistance is guaranteed. Participants who purchase Ableton Live after the course will receive a discount.

Day One, November 1:
Live Clips and how to manipulate them, Session View vs. Arrangement View, recording, how to use the built-in instruments and effects, understanding warping.

Day Two, November 2:
Live as a DJing tool, recording and producing finished tracks, experimenting in Live, live-looping and improvisation, how to manage files and library, introduction to MIDI controllers.

The workshop will take place at the NIU, a popular Barcelona venue for electronic music and digital arts. Participants may pre-register at the NIU website:

Institut FATIMA are Paul Rose and Carsten Galle, two Barcelona-based musicians. With their project "Everybody can be a wireless artist" they participated at the Sonar Festival and at the transmediale08 festival in Berlin. They are known in Barcelona for their regular sessions of improvised electronic music with other local musicians (BCN-Improtronica). Hear Institut FATIMA at or read their blog at

Introduction to Ableton Live

November 1 and 2, 2008

Galleria NIU, C/Almogavers, 208, 08013 Barcelona (Metro Llacuna)