Ableton has confirmed their Loop summit for music makers will take place in Los Angeles on November 9–11 this year.
The three-day exploration of music, technology and creative practice will move beyond Berlin for the first time, setting up in Hollywood for three days of talks, performances and hands-on workshops. Ticket registrations for the limited-capacity event will open on June 13.
This year the program will be spread across a selection of neighbouring venues. Confirmed locations include EastWest Studios, a legendary facility where the sound of popular music has been defined and reinvented many times over, and the Montalbán, a century-old theatre that's now a community hub for aspiring artists.
Participants from previous years have included Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Suzanne Ciani, Holly Herndon, Jace Clayton and Laurel Halo. You can sign up for 2018 program news via the Loop site.
Highlights from Loop 2017
Videos from last year can be revisited at Ableton.com. Some highlights include: Susan Rogers in conversation about her career in engineering, producing Prince, and her academic work on musical perception; educator Adam Neely's eye-opening talk on the connections between synaesthesia, Isaac Newton, pitch and polyrhythms; and brother-sister duo Tennyson's performative presentation showing the detailed preparation behind their spontaneous live performances.
Launched by Ableton in 2015, Loop is three days of performances, talks, and interactive workshops aimed at exchanging ideas at the cutting edge of music, technology, and creative practice. Bringing together artists, technologists, educators, and other creative thinkers, Loop is a collective exploration of what it is to make music today and what it could be tomorrow.