From September 12 to 14 the Perspectives Festival will take place in Berlin at //:about blank, celebrating female perspectives on electronic music and digital arts. There will be live performances and DJ sets, talks and also various audio and video workshops lead by female instructors.

Perspectives Festival

Audio Workshops

NI Traktor workshop

When & where?
Thursday, September 12th 12 to 4.30 PM
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Workshop description:
The workshops familiarizes participants with the functionalities of the software to improve the personal DJ performance and to learn new techniques associated with Traktor.

Requirements:
Laptop, NI Traktor software, optional: controller

Instructor:
DJ freshfluke
http://www.freshfluke.de/
http://www.native-instruments.com/en/

Ableton Live 9 workshop

When & where?
Friday, September 13th 12 to 4.30 PM
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Workshop description:
The hands-on workshop introduces certain aspects of the extensive possibilities of Ableton Live with a special focus on programming beats and loops, remixing and performing live.

Requirements:
Laptop, Ableton Live 9 (Standard or Suite edition, available as free 30-days trial version, download from ableton.com), headphones, optional: audio interface, midi controllers
https://www.ableton.com/en/trial/

Instructors:
Maya Consuelo Sternel (a.k.a. Donna Maya, Ableton Certified Trainer)
http://www.donnamaya.de
http://www.upstartmusic.de

Madeleine Bloom (former Ableton technical support)
http://sonicbloom.net
http://madeleinebloom.com

Video Workshops

modul8 workshop

When & where?
Thursday, September 12th 12 to 4.30 PM
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Workshop description:
An introduction of Modul8 software, a very flexible tool, used in domains as diverse as VJing, contemporary art, live performances, theater and video production. You’ll learn how to produce your own video clips and mix them in real time.

Requirements:
Mac computer and a video editor software. Video cameras, Midi controllers are welcome. We’ll supply a full Modul8 license, that will work for one month.
http://www.modul8.ch/

Instructor:
VJ kalma
http://www.kalmalab.com

Isadora + Ableton Live workshop

When & where?
Friday, September 13th 12 to 4.30 PM
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Workshop description:
Introduction to video/audio interaction for performance and live visuals, using Ableton Live and Isadora. We’ll learn how these softwares work and how they can be linked together, as well as how to set up live video and sound production together with external MIDI devices, creating easy patches and use them in real time production.

Requirements:
Mac or PC computer and a software. Video cameras, Midi controllers, synthesizers are welcome. Please install a version of Isadora and Live 9.
http://troikatronix.com/download/isadora-download/
https://www.ableton.com/en/trial/

Instructors:
StratoFyzika (Akkamiau / audio (CZ) and Aikia / video (IT))
http://cargocollective.com/StratoFyzika
http://www.alessandraleone.com/
http://akkamiau.weebly.com/

General information:

Workshop fee: 10,- € (per workshop/per participant)
Please register at workshops@femalepressure.net
Number of participants are limited!