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September 28, 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 will meet in the Duke Arts Annex: get directions.

Address: 404 Gattis St, Durham, NC 27701

About DukeCreate

DukeCreate is a series of free, hands-on arts workshops designed to help Duke students, staff, and faculty develop a variety of creative skills. Workshops are open to all skill levels and backgrounds. Most take place in the Duke Arts Annex or the Rubenstein Arts Center and are typically held weeknights 6-8pm.

Workshops are free to all Duke students and staff, with priority given to students. Class size is limited. Students must sign up in advance. Online enrollment for Duke staff opens on the day of the workshop. Staff can also show up 10 minutes prior to a workshop in case a slot becomes available. Walk-ins will only be accommodated on a space-available basis.

DukeCreate is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts (DukeArts) and University Center Activities and Events (UCAE).