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Workshop in Dublin with Ableton-powered Pitchblack

Paddy Free from the New-Zealand-based duo, Pitch Black, will be giving a talk on how to adapt your studio recordings to the live environment, based on many years of experimentation, adaption and implementation. This will be followed by a brief Q&A session. This workshop is part of the Dublin Electronic Arts Festival (DEAF) and will be followed by a special set by Pitchblack.

Pitch Black are award winning multimedia artist Michael Hodgson and Salmonella Dub producer Paddy Free. Having pumped their way through New Zealand's electronic music scene since their inaugural performance at the annual Gathering New Year's eve festival in 1997, they have spent the last twelve years rousing dance floor punters, generating rave reviews, winning awards and gaining thousands of fans across the world.

Hard to box into a single audio 'genre', Pitch Black is a combination of musical journeys. Their sound is distinctive; ranging from organic ambient beginnings and layered soundscapes to skanking keyboards, cutting acid riffs and thumping rhythmic grooves, with dub being the glue that holds their sound together. One critic has described them as like "Orbital meets King Tubby, or Rhythm and Sound in Technicolor".

Workshop details:

When: October 28, 2009, 6 PM
Where: Twisted Pepper, 54 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 2
Workshop Cost: Free for the workshop

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