VUT Indie Days Köln: Where's the revolution? | EN (Talk)
In past decades new instruments and tools have helped create and shape new music genres. The electric guitar, the first Moog synthesizer, the introduction of samplers and their wider popularity when they became more affordable, the famous little Roland boxes that have shaped nearly all forms of dance music since the late 80s and other examples. What are the tools today and tomorrow that will radically inspire new forms of music?
Fr 23.10 17:00
Flavia Ferreira a.k.a Young Padawan works at MOD Devices (Berlin). She began her journey as a co-founder of Beatlabs, a music production school in Barcelona founded in 2014. At the same time her passion for synthesizers took her to learning soldering and electronics where she found her true passion, building synthesizers. Since then she has worked in the production line for manufacturers like Befaco, Winter Modular, Koma Elektronik, Patch Point and MOD Devices - where she is currently working.
Ronny's passion and curiosity for art and creativity has always been the driving force in his life. First, as an artist and later as part of the music and tech industry. In the past 25 years, Ronny has worked with EFA distribution, Beatport, Modeselektor/Moderat, Shutterstock, LANDR, Native Instruments and others. He is now acting as General Manager Europe for Patreon in Berlin. Ronny is a board member of vut and part of the "Digitalisation and AI" committee at the German Cultural Council.
Anne Wellmer is a composer performer and sound artist. Wellmer uses field recordings, live sound processing, electronically generated sound, electromagnetic signals, interferences and acoustic phenomena to create audio-visual performances, sound walks and music for theater and dance. She composes environments and situations. Her pieces allow players to improvise in clearly pre-defined frameworks. She studied electronic music in The Hague and composition in the US. Among her teachers were Joel Ryan, Dick Raaijmakers and Alvin Lucier. Since 2017 Wellmer teaches within the generative arts at the University of the Arts in Berlin.
Lars Kischkel works at iZotope as their Associate Director for Sales and Marketing. iZotope is a Boston based company providing market-leading solutions for audio production based on AI and machine learning tec. Before iZotope Lars had met with countless producers and artists in order to consult production workflows for Avid as their Pro Tools Product Specialist. After his degree in Audio Production in 1999, he was signed with Universal Music for many years and had International record releases as a Producer, Co-writer, and Engineer. During his career, Lars had the chance to meet and work with many different people from various fields of audio production across the world.