The three-day Berlin event features talks and workshops with Holly Herndon, James Holden and more.

Ableton has announced details of Loop, “a summit for music makers” taking place in Berlin from October 30 – November 1.

The event’s daytime programme features talks and moderated discussions on a variety of topics, including creative strategy and the intersection of creativity and technology, as well as hands-on workshops on instrument hacking and more. Artists set to participate include Holly Herndon, Robert Henke, Matthew Herbert, James Holden and Henrik Schwarz.

The evening programme will be curated in conjunction with Berlin’s CTM Festival, with a series of concerts and performances “designed to reflect the themes and spirit of the daytime program” – the line-up for that is yet to be announced.

Ableton is pitching Loop at music makers of all musical ability, age, gender and cultural background. Due to the expected demand, Ableton is operating a lottery system for tickets, explaining: “We will accept applications from anyone involved in making music. We’re not judging your work, but we do want to make sure you’re actively making it.”

You’ll have to register before August 7, and if you’re lucky enough to be selected, tickets will cost €250, or €100 if you’re between the age of 18 and 25. Tickets will be made available to those who win a spot from August 14, with one week to purchase a ticket before it’s re-allocated to the next person in line.

Loop’s daytime events take place in Berlin at Radialsystem V, a former pumping station. For full details, visit the Loop website.

 

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