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October 12, 2021 8:15–10:00 pm
Rubenstein Arts Center, Computer Lab, 234
Music & Audio

Creating Music with Abelton Music Software

Taught by Brooks Frederickson

About the Workshop

This semester join Ph D candidate Brooks Frederickson in a deep dive into the industry-standard recording and performing software Ableton Live. Throughout the semester we’ll look closely at Ableton’s robust built-in synths, drum samples, effects and utilities. The ideas and concepts discussed at these workshops will be designed not only to teach you the specifics of Albeton’s software, but to teach you the fundamentals of digital sound synthesis and manipulation, which can be applied to any other DAW – Logic, Reaper, Garageband, etc. Students do not need to own Ableton, as the Ruby’s computer lab is outfitted with computers that have Ableton already installed on them.

About the Instructor

Brooks Frederickson is a musician and artist based in Durham, NC. A fourth year PhD student in Music Composition at Duke, Brooks’ research focuses on the community and collaborative aspects of music and art making. His music has been performed internationally, used in films, and danced to.

Recent recording projects include his first full length album “Small Works” released through New Amsterdam Records’ Windmill Series, his “steroidally hard-driving, rock-influenced” (NY Times) piece Undertoad on Bearthoven’s Cantaloupe Records release “Trios”. Brooks’ music can also be heard on Consortium5’s recording “Tangled Pipes” out on the UK Nonclassical record label, and on A/B Duo’s “Variety Show.”

About the Location

This workshop meets in the computer lab (Room 234) of the Rubenstein Arts Center.

Address:
Rubenstein Arts Center
2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC, 27705

About Duke Arts Create

Duke Arts Create is a series of free, hands-on arts workshops designed to help all Duke students, including graduate and professional students (including Duke Health), as well as Duke faculty and staff develop a variety of creative skills in the visual arts, dance and movement, creative writing and more. Workshops are open to all skill levels and backgrounds. Most workshops are held in the Duke Arts Annex, the Rubenstein Arts Center or the Duke Arts Office 2101 and are typically held weeknights from 6-8 p.m.

Registration for the following week’s workshops go live on Friday mornings at 9 a.m. – sign up in advance to guarantee your spot. Didn’t get a spot? No problem! We always reserve space for walk-ins. Email DukeCreate@duke.edu if you have any questions. Sign up for the monthly newsletter here, which includes the full list of classes offered during the following month.

Duke Arts Create is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts (Duke Arts).