This time, we will discuss the strategies, advantages and methods of electronic music education with Temi Hollist (aka Temisphere), alumni and now an employee of dBs school, Evelyn Saylor, former alumni and now a teacher at UdK and Common Ground and Flavia Ferreira (aka Young Padawan), a founder of Beatlabs electronic music school in Barcelona and a workshop teacher.
After the discussion, we’ll welcome a dBs student and a talented artist Lamia, a new synth + turntablist project Sage Trashers and an even fresher solo modular gearhead Young Padawan. Later on, our beloved glitterboss Freak A Della will spin some virtual records and Temisphere will mix some techno with afrotech!
19-21 Discussion for womxn and LGBTQ.
21-01 Music for everybody!
✌ABOUT THE SPEAKERS & ARTISTS✌
Evelyn Saylor is a composer and performer living in Berlin, originally from New York City. She writes electronic music for the concert, for the theater, for modern dance, and for film. She finds arresting sounds in unexpected places and explores their materiality and sonic properties in her compositions through close recording and electronic manipulation. Found and created instruments, synthesis, processing, field recordings, and the human voice play a large role in her music. She has performed her work in the Tischlerei of the Deutsche Oper, the Akademie der Künste, HAU2, Dock 11, and other spaces in Berlin, and has received performances in Merkin Hall and Trinity Church Wall Street in New York, in California, and throughout Europe. As a composer, she regularly collaborates with the choreographer Ruben Reniers, as well as with the artist Holly Herndon as a performer. She has received commissions from the Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau, the Akademie der Künste Berlin, the Heroines of Sound Festival, the Orfeo Duo and the Church of the Heavenly Rest in New York City, and was the recipient of the Mellon Elemental Arts Award. She received her BA in composition in southern California and her MA in electronic music composition at the Universität der Künste Berlin. She currently teaches electronic music at the Universität der Künste Berlin. Evelyn Saylor is also active as a singer, performer, pianist, synth player, and
sound technician for live electronics. She is also a co-founder of FEM*_ MUSIC*_, an open project on Feminism and New Music at the UdK Berlin and HfM Hanns Eisler.
A 23-year-old female producer and vocalist from London based in Berlin, single-
mindedly taught herself production after being told that that was not her role as a vocalist.
Reviewed by CLASH Magazine as having a "clear DIY attitude" and BBC Introducing as “one of the best live performers we have ever had,” LAMIA has caught attention from One Little Indian Records (Björk, Imogen Heap), Huw Stevens BBC Radio 1,
NTS Radio, EARMILK, The Independent, Spindle Magazine, and Ableton.
LAMIA has recently sparked interest from Ableton who invited her to share her unreleased work at their HQ. She was also selected for a BBC Introducing Live session 2018 following previous selection of The BBC Introducing Showcase. Live performances include Pop-Kultur Berlin (invited by One Night Stand of Pop), Project Warp Berlin and Live at Leeds amongst others. Her debut EP SIMULACRA was
written, recorded and produced by LAMIA at Funkhaus Berlin (RBMA, Colors Studios) and is due for release in Autumn 2019. It is a post-modern concept piece surrounding the ability of your mind to override reality with preferred ideals and dreams.
Sage Thrashers, a collaboration between Jamesfromberlin and Dione Loveday, explores the conjunctions of synthesized and concrete sounds, originating from electronic devices, vinyl records, and found objects. Their endeavour into sounds of otherness propelled them into spheres of mimetic transformations constructing soundscapes until the dissolution into noise.
FLAVIA FERREIRA AKA YOUNG PADAWAN
A music producer and DIY nerd fiddling around with knobs and modular patches. Although I am a padawan my music comes from the dark side. It is moody and thumping. My first steps were using software. Soon she started combining it with hardware, then modular. My set up is constantly changing but currently, I combine modular with standalone synthesizers, passing them through the fx of my eurorack system.
My journey began in 2014 when I co-founded with Alex Brinken an electronic music production school called Beatlabs (Barcelona).
I’ve worked for synthesizer manufacturers such as Befaco, Winter Modular, Error Instruments, and Koma Elektronik. Currently I’m working at Patch Point.
TEMI HOLLIST AKA TEMISPHERE
Born in Nigeria, raised in the UK and a hustler in America, Temisphere is on a quest to tell her story through the sound of AfroTech, a blend of the dark melodic tones of techno with rhythmical African percussion. Social handle for IG, Facebook & Twitter:@Temisphere
FREAK A. DELLA
Freak A. Della, first generation Cambodian American from New York State, is no stranger to entering new territory. She combines her classical music training and interest in electronica and hip hop to produce music. The Berlin-based electronic music producer and DJ has an uncanny ear for mixing genres from techno, house, to hip hop. This comes as no surprise. Her highly developed ear comes from over 25 years of classical music training. She studied classical piano performance at the Crane School of Music in Potsdam, New York and electronic music production in Berlin. Freak A. Della blends DJ sets flawlessly while she adds percussion and harmonies to bring songs a new level of energy. Enjoy her original songs prepare to dance your ass off in the club when Freak A. Della’s in the house!