Live Performance & Interactivity in Ableton Live

Live Performance & Interactivity in Ableton Live

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About this Event

This intensive explores the creation of interactive and reactive media art using Ableton Live, a digital music creation and performance program.

Intended for intermediate to advanced users of Ableton Live, this full day intensive will begin with a focus on using Ableton Live’s performance tools and integration with software that can allow the creation of reactive or interactive music, art installations, audio generated by dance/movement, etc. Topics such as how to use Max/MSP and/or Pure Data, and other technologies like DMX for lighting, computer vision, and sensors will be explored. \

Participants will also have time to develop a performance or interactive piece to present by the end of the intensive. This work can be the beginning of a new interactive artwork or a self-contained experiment to inspire your future work.

This workshop requires a laptop with Ableton Live and either Max/MSP or Pure Data. Ed Video has a limited amount of laptops with Ableton Live Intro and Pure Data available for members to use. Non-members may rent a laptop for an additional $10 +HST.

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Stephen Surlin is an interdisciplinary artist, designer, and educator. Surlin’s practice includes audio, visual, and technology-based theatre production work with Canadian Stage, Outside the March Theatre Company, Obsidian Theatre Company, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, and youth education programs with Soulpepper and Toronto Metropolitan University. Surlin’s art and design work often incorporates hardware, software and wearable sensors that wirelessly connect participants to interactive audio-visual experiences. Examples of this work includes immersive sound design for TOPDOG/UNDERDOG (Canadian Stage), the wireless haptic feedback system in No Save Points (Outside the March Theatre Company), interactive audio-visual installations at Nuit Blanche (Toronto), and outdoor musical theatre at the SummerWorks Festival (Toronto)*.

Date And Time

Sat, Aug 03, 2024

10:00 – 18:00


404 York Road, Guelph, ON, Canada


Stephen Surlin


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