Intro­duc­tion to the use of Able­ton through the lens of expe­ri­men­tal music/​​sound making in movie con­text

Hel­lo! I am orga­ni­zing with the self-orga­ni­zed film­school Film­ar­che a two days work­shop which will be an Intro­duc­tion to the use of Able­ton through the lens of expe­ri­men­tal music/​sound making in movie con­text by Boris Dons­koff. It will take place on Satur­day 23th and Sun­day 24th of March, each day from 11 until 4pm.

Boris Dons­koff is a gui­ta­rist, mul­ti-instru­men­ta­list, com­po­ser, and impro­vi­ser. Gra­dua­ted with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Per­for­mance (clas­si­cal gui­tar) and a Master’s degree in Music Pedago­gy at the Musik Aka­de­mie Basel, they com­bi­ne solo per­for­man­ces, con­certs, tea­ching acti­vi­ty and com­po­si­ti­on as their main area of focus. They had the oppor­tu­ni­ty to work on dif­fe­rent music fields, such as cham­ber music and orches­tra, free impro­vi­sa­ti­on, sound engi­nee­ring, elec­tro­nic music and film music . They col­la­bo­ra­ted with various artists, such as gra­phic desi­gners, wri­ters or film­ma­kers, for whom they pro­du­ce sound­tracks, and most­ly get their inspi­ra­ti­on in inter-disci­pli­na­ry art. They are recor­ding, com­po­sing and pro­du­cing music main­ly on Able­ton, with a self-taught approach.They have been living in a coll­ec­ti­ve and self-orga­ni­zed farm in France for two years now, based on peasant far­ming and food self-suf­fi­ci­en­cy, as well as small-sca­le pro­duc­tion for the nea­rest vil­la­ge.

The work­shop will be an intro­duc­tion to the Able­ton soft­ware, with the aim of dis­co­ve­ring its basic func­tions, tack­ling a few noti­ons of sound theo­ry, and working simul­ta­neous­ly with a video and a sound track. As writ­ten abo­ve, I lear­ned the use of Able­ton by mys­elf. The­r­e­fo­re, I will teach you the way I dis­co­ver­ed this soft­ware, the tips I use intui­tively, and reve­al the gene­ral approach I had as a com­ple­te beg­in­ner. That will give you the abili­ty to quick­ly use Able­ton for your per­so­nal pro­jects. You do not need any musi­cal know­ledge to attend this work­shop.

It will be divi­ded in 3 parts : ‑First block will be tal­king about Able­ton basics, in a brief sum­ma­ry. ‑Second block will be a prac­ti­cal exer­ci­ce, con­cer­ning the pro­ces­sing of an audio track on a video medi­um. ‑Third block, which will be fol­lo­wing the pre­vious one, will deal with the crea­ti­on of a sound atmo­sphe­re, put­ting into prac­ti­ce the use of effects and basic able­ton func­tions.

Link to regis­ter to the work­shop : https://​work​shops​.film​ar​che​.de/​e​v​e​n​t​/​3​0​0​3​2​4​_​a​b​l​e​ton