LOOP- Music Maker Summit

Where does music stand? Where is music headed? What are the newest techniques being used? All this and more will be thought of, imagined, and answered at LOOP: an Ableton event held in Berlin, Germany. What LOOP aims to do is connect over 400 creative minds to bring forward there techniques, ideas, and visions into conversation.

Program | Loop 2015-10-27 16-13-42

Over the course of three days, from October 30th to August 1st, there will be a series of lectures, workshops and performances covering the newest innovations in Ableton. During the day talks will be given by various creators like Robert Henke, Holly Herndon, Young Guru, Matthew Herbert and more. From the sound of it, LOOP comes off like a TEDTalk event aimed specifically to the depth of musical conversation.

During the night ABleton and CTM will hold performances by various artists like James Holden, Robert Aiki, Mykki Blanco,  Low Jack,  and Tim Hecker, just to name a few. The talks and performances will be held at various venues in the area of Berlin, ranging from an old water pumping stations to an old converted warehouses.

Location | Loop 2015-10-27 14-55-56(LOOP post of local eateries and venues encouraging artists to explore the city.)

What is most inspiring about the LOOP event is that it not has the excitment of a music festival, but it has a glowing presence with its aim of bringing together creative minds and encouraging conversation. Right on the website they say, “We believe that the most exciting developments in music are driven by conversation and exchange between interesting people.” This alone stands with significance. Their goal is not to present product, (though there may be plenty of that,) but to encourage an environment of creative growth and innovation. LOOP sounds like they are trying to create a breeding ground for the future of music.

Participants | Loop 2015-10-27 16-15-30

Holly Herndon

Participants | Loop 2015-10-27 16-16-13 Young Guru | Loop 2015-10-27 14-56-48Mykki Blanco                                                                Young Thug

Participants | Loop 2015-10-27 16-17-37

Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe

Aside from the exciting reason Ableton is pushing LOOP for, there does seem to be an air of excitement with some sort of announcement. We’ll find out after this weekend if Ableton has something cooked up for the masses. Check out more info at the link below!



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