Ableton and Conductr present an open discussion with Dennis De Santis, writer of the book “Making Music. Creative Strategies for Electronic Music Producers” and Head of Documentation at Ableton and Oriol Rossell, electronic music aesthetics teacher at EUMES, music journalist and co-founder of music app Conductr.
Music making today has radically changed our approach to creativity. New mediums mean new methodologies and therefore new ways of expressing oneself. But an old fear remains on how to solve an old problem: how to make a song from scratch. What is the starting point?, How to start?, How to be sure about the decisions made?, Is there just one defined way of making music today?
Dennis DeSanti’s electronic music has appeared on a variety of labels including Ghostly, Global Underground, Cocoon and Kanzleramt. His original tracks and remixes regularly appear in the playlists of the world’s top DJs including Laurent Garnier and Funk D’Void. He makes commissioned work, and has performed at art institutions like the Whitney Museum, The Carnegie, Hall, The Kennedy Center and The Metropolitan Museum of Art among others. Recently he has been commissioned by the Carnegie Hall to arrange the music of Autechre for a chamber orchestra.
Oriol Rosell is an electronic music producer, professor and entrepreneur. As a music producer he is a member of the band L’Eix, and has released minimal extreme albums on labels like Audiotalaia and Crónica Electrónica. Lately he is exploring his vocal performer side singing over noise musical backgrounds.
He is a professor of Aesthetics and Music Histrory at EUMES school and he has collaborated in books like “Loops” and “El Sonido de la Velocidad”. He is the founder of Patchworks, the company behind Conductr, a controller app for Ableton Live and Traktor.