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Ableton Live introduction and performance by Todd Reynolds at MICA

Renowned composer/performer Todd Reynolds will demonstrate his innovative violin performance techniques which incorporate recording, digital processing and looping through Ableton Live 8. Using his own compositions, Reynolds will illustrate the basics of using Ableton Live for live performance, as well as covering some more advanced techniques and ideas. This event is especially recommended for those interested in the upcoming Spring 2010 Video & Films Arts course "Special Topics in Sound: Live Electronic Music and Multimedia" at MICA.

September 16, 2009
Noon to 1 pm

MICA, Falvey Hall
1300 Mount Royal Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21217
(410) 669-9200

Cost: FREE, no RSVP required

TODD REYNOLDS (NYC, NY), composer, conductor, arranger and violinist, is a longtime member of Bang On A Can, Steve Reich and Musicians and Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Project. His commitment to genre-bending and technology-driven innovation in music has produced innumerable collaborations with artists that regularly cross musical and disciplinary boundaries, regularly placing him in venues from clubs to concert halls around the world.

A forerunner in the expansion of the violin beyond its classical and "wood-bound" tradition, Reynolds electrifies in concert, weaves together composed and improvised segments, and makes use of computer technology and digital loops to sculpt his sounds in real time, seamlessly integrating minimalist, pop, Jazz, Indian, African, Celtic and indigenous folk musics into his own sonic blend.