Events

Sonic Spelunking

Sonic Spelunking: Harnessing Generative Music in Ableton Live madelife is hosting a workship in which students learn how to create music using generative techniques in Ableton Live. Starting with an overview on the history of creating random and stochastic music, we will cover topics such as making patterns from basic note sequences, getting the most diverse sound out of audio effects, combining generative techniques with Midi capable hardware, preventing CPU overload while doing intensive sound synthesis, and generating effect sequences to…

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August Ableton Live User Event

It’s time for another Boulder Ableton Live User Group event! The User Groups host monthly meetings devoted to building a strong community around Live in the Boulder area. Each month will focus on a different Ableton related topic. This month we will he hosting a Push Playground on August 22nd from 19:00 – 21:00! There will be 5 Push 2 controllers present for all group members to play with and explore. In addition, certified Ableton trainer Serafin Sanchez will be…

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First Friday | September | Chris Blume

It’s time for another First Friday Gallery Opening for our exhibition of artist Chris Blume’s work in his new show, OUR DEMISE TO BE, WE’RE NOT LISTENING. Admission if completely FREE, so come and join us September 2nd from 18:00 – 21:00 to see Blume’s latest works including large scale lithography prints and graphite drawings. The first 50 people through the door will receive a limited edition print! “Though I am a printmaker and draftsman by trade, there are many routes in…

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Caffeinated Mornings with Biju Thomas

You Want Fries With That? Like a rite of passage, the service industry can forever change you. Haven’t done time as a dish washer? Well, if you’re a designer, architect, artist, or any kind of professional in the business of experience-making, guess what? Consider yourself transformed, because you’re in the sometimes brutal, always demanding, and often interpersonally enlightening, service industry. And to be good at it, there’s a lot to know. How do you acquire valuable feedback? How do you…

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Clinker performance and artist talk back

Clinker (Gary James Joynes) is truly a groundbreaking artist based out of Edmonton, Alberta. . We first caught wind of Gary’s work after his performance at the 2014 Digital & Analog Technologies (DAT) Conference in Missoula. Since then, his sonic and visual art has continued to impress a larger community both nationally and internationally. When he performed last year at the Communikey Festival here in Boulder, we had the opportunity to sit down with Gary and talk more about his…

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Vinyl Cleaning Workshop

madelife is known to house many vinyl-heads, so it comes as no surprise that we have added yet another vinyl friendly event to add to our calendar. This one is of particular importance if you value taking good care of your records! We couldn’t think of a better collaborator and vinyl expert to lead this workshop than Doug Gaddy, owner of Absolute Vinyl Records & Stereo. Join us Sunday, July 10th from 4-6pm for a Vinyl Cleaning Workshop! The workshop…

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June Ableton Live User Group

You are cordially invited to join the next Boulder Ableton Live User Group event! The User Groups hosts monthly meetings devoted to building a strong community around Live in the Boulder area. Each month will focus on a different Ableton related topic. This month we will be discussing two topics. The first will be a guest lecture by user group member Corey Tellerod (https://soundcloud.com/settersandgetters) on “Opitmizing workflow with keyboard shortcuts.” The other will be by user group organizer Zaak Kerstetter…

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20 Questions: SMiLE

If you’re familiar with the streets of Boulder, you may have noticed some new art popping up in the nooks and crannies, on electric boxes and telephone booths, seemingly overnight – intricate stencil work portraits of cats and artists from Van Gogh to Tupac. For these we can thank SMiLE. Though he intends to stay anonymous in the streets, the artist will take his work to canvas for First Friday July at madelife. Here’s 20 Questions with SMiLE. Tell us who you…

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Patch Sabbath

Patch Sabbath is a modular synthesizer meetup. Participants show up with an unpatched modular, put together a patch over the course of a few hours, then demo their patches to share synthesis knowledge and patching techniques. Everyone gets a chance to check out modules and modular formats that they may not have used before, in addition to meeting other modular users to facilitate information sharing, musical collaborations, and performances. To RSVP please visit the https://www.facebook.com/events/680137792124501/!

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Build your own website with Squarespace

We are excited to be hosting this workshop led by our very own Creative Accelerator Mentor, Chelsea Brady, and 7th Sight. In this three part workshop, you’ll learn from an expert how to plan your site, choose a template, customize the look and feel, layout content, and leave with a solid foundation for your very own website. This will be a great workshop for those starting from scratch on their sites, or looking for extra training on a Squarespace site…

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CAFFEINATED MORNINGS WITH MICHAEL GOSSETT MAY 6th

THE MARATHON: What It Really Takes To Start And Finish the Race Achieving greatness isn’t a sprint. It’s not a lightning bolt or a chance meeting or an apple tree dropping its fruit on your noggin. It’s a long haul. It’s training, assembling a team, testing, trials, and trying your hardest every single day. It’s a race that’s only won by putting one foot in front of the other. With 20+ years as a leader and visionary with Nike and…

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