Loop 2017: Full Lineup Announcement

This morning, Ableton announced the full list of participants taking part in Loop 2017, their summit for music makers.

Launched by Ableton in 2015, Loop is a three-day summit of performances, talks, and interactive workshops which celebrate the exchange of ideas “at the cutting edge” of music, technology, and creative practice.

Highlights of the Loop 2017 program include:

  • Nosaj Thing performing his new collaboration with Japanese artist Daito Manabe
  • Live performance by Laurel Halo (pictured) with drummer Eli Keszler
  • Keynote conversations with Ben Frost, Goldie, and Chloe x Halle (the first act signed to Beyonce?’s new label)
  • Canadian sibling duo Tennyson
  • Grammy-winning production team 1500 or Nothin’
  • The Roots’ Stro Elliot
  • Scottish DJ JD Twitch
  • Japanese dubstep producer Goth-Trad
  • Syrian avant-jazz group The Khaled Kurbeh & Raman Khalaf Ensemble (signed to Henrik Schwarz’s label Between Buttons)

The full 2017 Loop program is available here.

The 2017 Loop program also encompasses a large-scale A/V installation by ANTIVJ artists with, a series of Guitar Moves sessions with Matt Sweeney, live performances by Jenny Hval, mobilegirl, Visible Cloaks and Kaki King (pictured, below), a Supercollider presentation by Nick Collins, Andrey Smirnov presenting Leon Theremin’s Rhythmicon (pictured) and a keynote presentation by electroacoustic composition pioneer Trevor Wishart.

The participants just announced will join a Loop line-up that already includes producers Jlin and Machinedrum, African music collective The Nile Project, acclaimed mastering engineer Mandy Parnell, Berklee professor and Prince’s audio engineer Susan Rogers, ambient music luminary William Basinski,and music tech innovators Teenage Engineering. A full listing of Loop 2017 participants is on the Loop website.

Workshops, Studio Sessions and Interactive. As with the previous two iterations of Loop, the three-day program also offers a variety of participatory workshops and studio sessions geared toward artists, producers, educators and creative technologists who work with music.

Workshops at Loop will cover topics such as soldering hardware, learning synthesis by example, working with traditional instrumentation and percussion, “Under the Radar” music theory for electronic music, breaking out of 4/4 time, a bass management bootcamp, as well as series of field recording workshops in partnership with Shure.

The artist-led series of Loop studio sessions provides deep dives into the individual techniques and processes of musicians and producers from across genres. Studio sessions will include track deconstruction sessions, studio performance masterclasses, attendee track feedback sessions, a mixing & mastering series, sessions on analog recording and production techniques, and more. In addition, Loop partners Dolby Laboratories will showcase their Dolby Atmos music system with a series of studio mixing sessions.

Performances. Live performances at Funkhaus across the weekend will come from Caterina Barbieri, Chloe x Halle, Dedekind Cut, Jenny Hval, Kaki King, Khaled Kurbeh & Raman Khalaf Ensemble with Oriel Quartett, Laurel Halo, Visible Cloaks, Myriam Bleau, Nosaj Thing + Daito Manabe, Sorne, The Nile Project, Tennyson, and William Basinski. Loop tickets also include passes to the Loop x CDR Projects Klubnacht on Saturday, November 11th at Tresor and OHM clubs, featuring live performances and DJ sets across four stages from Machinedrum, Jlin, and mobilegirl and many more, with the full line up to be announced soon.

Ableton’s Loop 2017 is November 10th -12 at Funkhaus Berlin – the former East German studio and broadcasting complex. Anyone wishing to attend Loop 2017 can register for tickets until August 3rd.

Additional information is on the Ableton Loop 2017 website.


5 thoughts on “Loop 2017: Full Lineup Announcement

  1. not open to the general public. ableton decides if your musical output is good enough. *facepalm* loop conference reminds me of a gathering in clearwater, florida.

    1. If your music sucks, that could be a big issue.

      i went last year and loved it. I’m not sure why anyone would want to be in a production master class with people that don’t know the basics.

      NAMM is the same thing – you’ve got to prove you’re in the industry to get in, so you’re not waiting in line to take a look at a synth while junior gets his tweet on.

      If you want an unbiased take on Loop, take a look at the unofficial Loop 2016 Facebook page.

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