#a2n_werkstatt 2012 presents:


Beatsurfing is a MIDI controller builder – developed by artist collective Herrmutt Lobby & Yaniv De Ridder and released by the Belgian VLEK label – that lets you draw your own controllers, map & edit them in-app, and bring them to life in a unique surfing movement. This Application lets you to draw a 3-dimensional controller which you can use, like any other, by tapping. But Beatsurfing allows more: you design your own paths until they suit you, follow routes, take turns and cuts with your fingers and collide with objects along the way, triggering melody, beats, effects. Movement is what it’s all about. It can control any MIDI-enabled device (Software, Hardware, or even other iPad apps), features a very intuitive in-app editing system and integrates seemlessly in any existing Studio or Live setup. Behaviours can be set to link objects together and multiply the available commands on the surface of the iPad.

The workshop participants will be introduced to the concept of Beatsurfing and build and try-out their own music scenes. Participants need to bring their iPad with the Beatsurfing application installed, a MIDI-enabled ‘slave’ device (laptop with a MIDI-enabled DAW installed, MIDI Hardware, other Apps installed…), and headphones.

This workshop is organized by Cimatics (Brussels) and part of the ICAS SUITE BERLIN, a collectively curated festival that takes place within the Berlin Music Week from 5.-8. September at Festsaal Kreuzberg, Monarch, Paloma and West Germany. Also check out Thursday at Monarch, when the VLEK label, Cimatics and the Berlin Kreuzberg Institute join forces for a thrilling club night with live and DJ sets by Ssaliva, Fresh Meat, Cupp Cave, Cord and Sagat.


Hailing from the notorious 4800, the HERRMUTT LOBBY  is composed of nerds extraordinaire Kadah/Vresky, Back & Forth, Chantal Goret and DJ Swiffer. Voluntarily sequestered in the Merlin HQ [and other dubious locations of ill repute], for days on end, without any contact with the outside world or so much as the time of day, Herrmutt Lobby are essentially these massive electronic jam sessions, selected, filtered and arranged for your optimal listening pleasure. The next step is to take these sounds out of the comforting environment of smoky, dim light bedrooms, and into the spotlight, onto the stage, in front of an audience. They drink their coffee black, short, no sugar.




When: THURSDAY, 6 SEPTEMBER 2012, 11:00-13:30UHR

Where: DJ RAUM


Language: ENGLISH

BITTE MELDET EUCH FÜR DEN WORKSHOP AN:  info@all2gethernow.de 


#a2n_werkstatt @noisy Musicworld, 6/7 September 2012, Warschauer Straße 70a, Berlin-Friedrichshain

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