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Future Bubblers X Ableton // Collaboration Workshop

September 6, 2016

Earlier this summer, with backing from the PRS Foundation, we teamed up with our friends over at Ableton to deliver four “Collaboration Workshops” across the country.

Research stages of the Future Bubblers project highlighted the fact that the typical young creative we would be targeting are likely to make music / song-write / produce / express themselves in a very insular way. This is the age of the “bedroom producer” and in areas/cities where the music support and appreciation for their sound and style of music is limited, there are issues with:

● Self-confidence

● Feedback to develop sound and expertise

● Networks to promote and expose their creativity.

Collaboration is imperative for personal and wider musical development within scenes, and we want to create opportunities to highlight the importance of this concept.

We have worked together with industry trailblazers and long-time creative collaborators, Rob Gallagher [formerly of Galliano fame, and now songwriter, spoken word poet and long-time Gilles Peterson collaborator] and Dilip Harris [engineer and producer for artists including King Krule, Mount Kimbie and Gilles Peterson] to construct an effective and unique Collaboration workshop, with the added benefit of an official endorsement and support from respected software and hardware developers, Ableton.

For every workshop Rob G and Dil created and delivered the more abstract and conceptual activities, before the groups delved into the technicalities and seemingly infinite capabilities of Ableton’s software with the Ableton certified trainers. They also got to use Ableton’s PUSH hardware.

Across one week, we delivered the workshop to CRS in Nottingham, Manchester College, The Warren in Hull and Plug in Sheffield . Four very different groups of artists, but all equally as talented and full of potential. We definitely felt we learnt a lot ourselves by the end of the week. We hope to deliver more of these workshops throughout the upcoming year, maybe next time with a bit a of a twist. Watch this space.

Check out some more photo’s below.