Ableton Announces Loop Session: In the Studio with Grand River

Ableton Loop has confirmed a free event taking place May 21, 2022 on Loop Session: In the Studio with Grand River is the first in a new series of online experiences for music makers. Each event in the series will focus on one artist’s practice and ideas.

In the first session, attendees will get a behind-the-scenes look at Grand River’s studio practice and learn about her method of composing by playing. The artist will select some instruments from her own studio, then join Ableton’s Dennis DeSantis in Bewake Studios, Berlin to create a piece of music and take part in an audience Q&A. After the 90-minute studio session, attendees can join the Loop Cafe – a group video chat where music makers can discuss their learnings from the session and their own studio practice.

The session starts at 6pm, Berlin/Germany (UTC+2). Attendees can use the event site’s timezone selector to find out when it happens in their local time.

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Launched by Ableton in 2015, Loop helps music makers discover new ideas to inspire their creative practice. Bringing together artists, technologists, educators and creative thinkers from around the world, Loop connects a global music-making community. Through events, and a living archive of ideas and techniques, Loop is a collective exploration of what it is to make music today, and what it could be tomorrow.

Ableton makes products for music makers to create, produce and perform music. These include Live, a software that combines traditional studio technologies with the freedom of working without a timeline; Push, a hardware instrument for hands-on playing and composing with Live; and Link, a technology that allows multiple devices to play in time together over a wireless connection.

Ableton was founded in 1999 by musicians in need of new creative tools. The first version of Live was released in 2001. The company is led by its founders from its headquarters in Berlin, and has additional offices in Los Angeles and Tokyo. About 500 people work at Ableton across the world.