"Headphones in = 'I don't want to talk.' Headphones out = 'I forgot my headphones.'" - Anonymous
I've been back at my new favorite studio, the Synth Sanctuary, working on a track with resident guru Jay Wires. Here, Jay and I are synthesizin' on a vintage Moog Model 55 from 1974 that's fully refurbished by Tone Tweakers.
There are a lot of happenings below in this newsletter:
ABLETON USER GROUP MEETUP @ 343 LABS (I'm presenting!)
TRANSMUTE - LIVE PERFORMANCE COURSE
SET YOUR LIFE TO MUSIC
AT THE DEEP END
I'm back again and playing this Friday, August 16, at 9:45pm.
NYC’S LARGEST SHOWCASE OF LIVE ELECTRONIC ART AND MUSIC
OMNIDIGITAL ART and MUSIC from 8PM SHARP until close.
Friday, August 16
The DEEP END
1080 Wyckoff Ave, Queens, NY
(steps from the Halsey L train stop)
Join us for an LP Release Party and Music Video Premiere for INFINITE KITTEN, courtesy of XXX SEX PARADE Recordings.
Visuals technology for the backroom provided courtesy of:
Mojo Video Tech Inc
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MAIN STAGE AUDIO
8:00 - 185668232
8:30 - newHOUSE
9:00 - Melton
9:45 - Alarke
10:20 - INFINITE KITTEN LP Release
11:20 - redgreenblue
11:55 - Darian Dauchan: The Live Looping MC
12:20 - STok3
1:05 - ChronoMod
1:35 - iftonin
2:05 - SAVAS
3:05 - Secondary Five
MAIN STAGE VISUALS
8:00 - 185668232
8:30 - Second Mouse
10:20 - RGB Values
12:20 - Permian Strata
BACKROOM STAGE AUDIO
8:00 - Wayne Parker
8:30 - GK
9:00 - Ali Asad
9:30 - Ghost Stories
10:30 - Rob Interface
11:15 - i-Jam LIVE!
12:00 - Denada
1:00 - Without A Chord
2:00 - SLFLSS
2:30 - Electrostar
3:00 - The Axions
BACKROOM STAGE VISUALS
8:00 - nick kent
9:30 - visualsssssssss
10:30 - VJ DoctorMojo
12:00 - The Sperm Whale
1:00 - Spaghetti Jesus
NYC ABLETON USER GROUP MEETUP
AT 343 LABS
I'm thrilled to present here this coming Sunday on voice + electronics + performance! It's an honor. Details below:
343 Labs moved to a new location:
32 Cooper Sq, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10003
Sunday, August 18
5-6pm Open House
6-8pm Ableton Meetup Group
LIVE VOCALS IN ABLETON - presented by Alarke
Preprogramming loops, fx, vocoder, controllers, and automation with vocals to focus on creative live performances
POLYRHYTHMS IN ELECTRONIC MUSIC - presented by Shwesmo
Create interesting rhythm patterns and "out of the box" thinking when producing electronic music.
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS
Opera and Gypsy jazz singer turned rebel, electro pop vocalist, songwriter, and producer Alarke’s music references electronic dance, synth pop, jazz, and world music. Fans of Grimes, Lady Gaga, and Kimbra take a listen!
Shwesmo is a New York based producer and guitarist, combining metal, fusion and middle eastern influences into a new electronic context. With vast experience as a composer and guitarist, along with unique sound design, Shwesmo is devoted to endless exploration and breaking musical borders.
This will be livestreamed with @343labs and @alarke_.
SET YOUR LIFE TO MUSIC
PRIVATE 1:1 COACHING
Are you meant to sing onstage and write your own music, yet there's something that's keeping you lost at sea, Lionheart?
Would you appreciate someone’s expert ear on technique on what you're doing to protect and expand your voice, coach you on performance style, and get you in community? What if you could just have someone to fall back on to support you and shove you in the door?!
I know so well how that goes, Lionheart. I've had a lot of successes in music yet also many heartbreaks with singing. It's taken decades to find my voice - and I'm always honing my craft and sculpting my vision.
I can help you navigate technical vocal issues at an advanced level, perform confidently, get clarity on your zone of genius, and guide you with the inner work that holds your answers.
Let's get you from the shower to the stage with your original music - or any music that lights you up. Lessons are online or in-person in New York City.
#YOLO, Lionheart. If you're serious about pursuing your dreams with support from a woman who's living it in the music industry, book a free call.
I'm excited to join Teknofonic's mentorship team and offer coaching in not just songwriting, voice, music theory, and live performance with Ableton, but also in marketing and grant writing.
If you look at the top artists, you’ll notice that they don’t achieve success on their own. They all have coaches and mentors—someone to give them music career advice and teach them how to avoid costly mistakes within the industry.
Teknofonic hosts monthly live webinars and 1:1 private sessions with artists like me and entrepreneurs sharing music industry secrets and professional producers giving an inside look at their creative and technical process.
Join Teknofonic's mentorship program to get help whenever you need it.
My friend and mentor Laura Escudé is hosting a FREE Online Masterclass ‘The Art Of Designing A Live Show’ tonight, August 13, at 5PM PST / 8PM EST. Open to all - free with RSVP: http://transmute-qa.lauraescude.com/
Lionheart, getting back out onstage with my new electronic tracks opened a side of me that's spun out so many blessings and opportunities. Yes, I've performed my electronic songs before with resources I found on YouTube, but I knew there had to be a better way where I could step out with more confidence in my live set.
I don't have any sort of promotional deal with Laura to share this with you - I just know that participating in this was one of the best things I've done with music recently. The community, the content, the accountability, and the experience were game-changers. There's a deadline approaching for Transmute 2.0 and you should know about this and share it with your friends who'd be interested.
ABOUT: The Art Of Designing A Live Show Masterclass
Discover what it takes to put together a high-level live show from start to finish, as I cover everything artists need to know from key fundamentals and principles when performing live to the exact set-up I used while on tour!
Here’s what I’ll show you:
My exact live rig set-up & how I put everything into action
Controlling randomness to improvise with confidence and deliver a once-in-a-lifetime experience for your audience
How to stay in control and make decisions calmly in a split-second
Use technology the right way to empower yourself and move beyond the insecurities you may have performing live
How to be unforgettable by conveying emotion through your music & mastery of technology
Up & Coming:
August 13 - Online Masterclass ‘The Art of Designing A Live Show’ | Sign Up
August 18 - Online Q&A about Transmute Accelerator Program | Sign Up
August 18 - Transmute Bird Pricing Deadline (Save $1000) | Book A Call
August 21 - Live Masterclass @ IO Music Academy | Free with RSVP
September 3 - Transmute Accelerator Program 2.0 Begins | Apply Today
Go to setyourlifetomusic.com for free singing and songwriting trainings and to enroll in private lessons.
Follow my Instagram stories and Facebook lives to catch live streams of performances, studio tips, and life behind-the-scenes.
I couldn't and wouldn't do it withoutcha, Lionheart. Thanks for joining me on this journey.
Mad love. Wishing you inspiration and expansion.