On Wednesday 16th September I gave a guest presentation with long time collaborator and friend, John Walsh. We had been asked to talk about the art of collaboration, specifically talking about how we managed the process during our most recent collaboration Don't Dream It's Over, by Crowded House.
It was a really rewarding experience and I think it was well received. I would strongly recommend anyone in Melbourne who is interested in using Ableton to come along to these monthly events.
|Presenting Don't Dream It's Over at the Ableton User Group @ The Channel|
Text from the event blurb:
This month's session is about collaboration.
We have a couple of guest speakers Andrew Rostas and John Walsh who are coming in to talk through their recent collaborative project.
Andrew Rostas started his musical education at an early age on the piano, and has completed a Bachelor of Music (double major in composition and music technology) from the University of Newcastle and Newcastle Conservatorium in 2003. Since completing his bachelor degree, Andrew has continued to involved himself with a broad range of musical activities. Playing in a number of local original rock bands, taking part in experimental improvisational ensembles (with Tom Donald), working as a session musician for a number of Melbourne studios, composing music for video artists (Shaun Wilson), arranging and working as a producer/engineer for many original artists in his home studio.
His creative collaborator is John Walsh, comes from much more of a technical, rather than musical approach, reading manuals rather than manuscript. Andrew and John will talk through a recent collaboration, opening up their live set and explaining how their drastically different approaches to music creation have complimented each other.
Entry is free, and we welcome all attendees no matter what level of experience you have with Ableton Live. The user group is a chance to meet with other producers, share our knowledge, get feedback and hang out with other like minded enthusiasts.
Ableton User Group Melbourne is thrilled to be partnered with "The Channel" in Arts Centre Melbourne, for these events. If you have never been to the Channel before, it is right on the Yarra above Hamer Hall. (See pics/map)
It is easy an easy walk from Flinders St. station.