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Ableton Live workshop with Christopher Willits in Boulder

Communikey Festival in Boulder, Colorado, hosts its first Ableton Live Workshop during the second edition of the festival, on April 18th 2009. Guided by Christopher Willits, workshop participants can expect a session based around the use and evolution of customized signal processing, and software tools max/msp/jitter and Ableton Live.

When: Saturday, April 18, 11:00 AM
Where: CMKY HQ, 1909 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

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Christopher Willits (San Francisco, California) has been instrumental in redefining the guitar in the digital age. Using custom-built software, Willits morphs his guitar playing into warm folded rhythms of texture and melody. Named "the center cell of a complex indie rock-avant-garde-electronic art Venn diagram in the Bay Area" (San Francisco Bay Guardian), and "The Picasso of Sound" (Tokafi Magazine), Willits defies genre distinctions while still defining a sound of his own. His guitar lines fold and weave into each other creating complex patterns of interlocking rhythm, melody, and texture.

The Communikey Festival of Electronic Arts will hold its second edition on April 17th, 18th and 19th of 2009, featuring over 35 new media artists and electronic musicians that represent the forefront of the industry.

Communikey events provide creative forums for the exploration of electronic music and new media arts in intimate environments, reflecting the global organism that is technology based fine-arts. The festival hosts a 3-day contribution to these arts. Software workshops, installations, a film screening and panel discussion lay the ground-work for thought and discourse. Campus activities are followed by evening showcases, children's program, parade, picnic and finale.

Held on Earth Day weekend, the question is continually asked: "Are technology based fine arts sustainable?" We examine this issue and foster change by supporting sustainable resources in a digital world. A zero waste program, bio-fueled picnic, and pedestrian/cyclist transportation methods bind the electronic arts to sustainable lifestyle.