From September 22 to 29, the LIVE ACT MASTERS music workshops for DJs and instrumentalists will take place in Wroclaw in the Edith Stein House , for which I will be one of the trainers. 5 DJs and 5 instrumentalists from Germany and Poland are wanted that will receive the workshop as well as accommodation and meals free of charge. Who and how one can participate:

The Edith Stein Society (Towarzystwo in. Edyty Stein) and the Meetingpoint Music Messiaen e.V. invite all interested parties to the German-Polish LIVE ACT MASTERS music workshop for musicians and DJs, which takes place from September 22 to 29, 2013 in Wroclaw.

The LIVE ACT MASTERS is a seven-day improvisation workshop for Polish and German musicians of classical and instrumental music and for DJs who are concerned with modern electronic music. In this way we want to join club music with instrumental music. In a live public appearance in one of Wroclaw's clubs, electro sounds will be mixed with classical composition.

Thanks to the financial support from the Goethe Institute in Cracow and the German-Polish Youth, the workshop is free of charge for the participants (includes accommodation, meals and the workshop).

Venue

The workshop will be held in Wroclaw in the Edith Stein House. In addition, the group will visit various music clubs in Wroclaw , where nightly mini-concerts will be held in the form of jam sessions in which the participants have the chance to test themselves. The final concert will take place in a large music club in Wroclaw , during which participants will have the opportunity to showcase their skills acquired in the workshop to a large audience.

Who can participate?

5 DJs and 5 instrumentalists from Germany and Poland ( total: 10 people)
Apply to liveactmasters@gmail.com, the registration deadline is September 13, 2013.

Participation Requirements

DJs:

The participant:

  1. is not older than 26
  2. has the German or Polish citizenship (exceptions possible if the person lives and works in Germany or Poland, but is no German or Polish citizen)
  3. interested in live electronic music and would like to connect them with live instruments
  4. has their own laptop with at least one microphone input
  5. has basic knowledge in dealing with the Ableton Live software
  6. has sufficient knowledge of English (!language of communication during the workshop!)

We ask that the application to be accompanied by a video recording (3 minutes) at which the skills in the field of live electronic music are recognizable. For all applications, 5 participants will be selected.

Instrumentalists :

The participant:

  1. is not older than 26
  2. has the German or Polish citizenship (exceptions possible if the person lives and works in Germany or Poland, but is no German or Polish citizen)
  3. interested in live electronic music and would like to connect them with live instruments
  4. has an instrument that must be brought independently
  5. can improvise with their instrument
  6. has sufficient knowledge of English (!language of communication during the workshop!)
  7. We ask that the application to be accompanied by a video recording (3 minutes) at which the skills in the field of live electronic music are recognizable. For all applications, 5 participants will be selected.

Interested musicians and DJs may use YouTube as a platform for their application video (up to 3 min.). Simply upload it there, briefly describe the video and send the link via email to liveactmasters@gmail.com.

The organising team will look through all candidates for 5 DJs and 5 instrumentalists who then receive an invitation to the workshops with a cultural program (theatre, concerts, conferences) and get the opportunity to present the skills they acquired during the workshop at a big final concert.

The participants will live and eat together in a hostel in Wrocław while outside the workshop, so they will have the opportunity to get to know each other better.

Workshop Process:

  • The workshops start on September 22 and end on September 29, 2013
  • The workshops are led by two instrumental musicians (improvisational workshops) and two electronic music producers

The workshop program include

  • Practical workshop for instrumentalists (improvisation)
  • Practical workshop for DJs
  • combined partners work ( DJ and instrumentalist) under the guidance of experts with view to the preparation of the final concert
  • daily jam sessions in one of the music clubs of Wroclaw to integrate the participants and the musicians
  • Meeting with music experts
  • Screenings and discussions (topics related to the music)