Saturday 21 March is the final day of London's Convergence Festival and see's the festival's Creative Labs in full swing. Expect a day of workshops, panels and practical sessions on Live 9 and Push, plus guest artist Pantha du Prince in Conversation with the Barbican’s Chris Sharp.
Participating visual artists and musicians will come together to explore moving image, technology and sound, and have the opportunity to learn hands-on skills, so bring your own laptop and headphones.
On Saturday 21st March, the Ableton Push Playground will be free and open to the public between 10am – 6pm. Push Playground is a drop-in music lab where you can make make your own music, whatever your level of experience. Try Ableton Live 9 and Push for yourself and share knowledge, tips and techniques with Ableton trainers and members of the Point Blank London Ableton User Group. Arrive early and claim a free Ableton swag bag!
Another highlight is the bizarrely, but accurately named Marshmallow Laser Feast. The installation ‘Laser Face' tracks your facial expression as you chew while a contact mic listens to the marshmallow mastication. The tracked facial expressions are then combined with generative audio to create a reactive, personalised laser show like no other.
With other sessions such as ‘Make Your Own Samples’, ‘Live A/V Hack’, Flash Masterclasses, Show & Tell and Q&A, the day should be a collaborative and enlightening experience for all involved.
The Creative Labs will take place at Kachette, 347 Old Street, London. Tickets cost £25, while students can attend for a reduced admission of £20.