Brooklyn-based composer and Dubspot musical instructor, Brent Arnold, will paying a brief visit to Singapore on Saturday April 23, and lucky for us, the famed cellist will hosting a special personalized workshop and live performance at the cozy kult kafé.
Celebrated for brilliantly weaving together his virtuoso instrumentation and live looping into breathtaking musical pieces, his unique techniques (inspired from rock, jazz, African, Eastern and Arabic music) have never failed to dazzle onlookers around the world.
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Whether he's fingerpicking the cello like a guitar, pounding it like a piano or building intricate loops, Arnold's genius approach always results in mazy, melodic and multi-layered compositions.
His work with the likes of Reggie Watts, Lenny Kravitz, Amanda Palmer, Filastine and Modest Mouse have received universal acclaim, but to many outside of music circles, Arnold is probably best know for his cello pieces in Louis CK’s acclaimed dark comedy series Louie.
For one day only, local musicians will get invaluable advice from Arnold himself during his workshop, where he'll discuss technical topics such as creating custom performance setups with Ableton Live or other software, audio interfaces, pickups and challenges with amplifying instruments, customizing control surfaces, collaborating with other musicians, performance methods and sync options.
Musicians of all ages and genres are welcome although it is recommended for participants who already have a skill with an instrument and/or music software such as Ableton Live or Logic Pro X. Attendees are also reminded to bring their own laptop, iOS device with compatible app or instrument for full practical instruction.
The workshop happens from from 3 to 5 pm. To attend, all you have to do is state your attendance on the Facebook event page and arrive early for sign-in. The workshop is $30 (limited to 15 places).
But while the workshop requires paid entry, his live performance from 8 to 10pm will actually be free and open to the public.