78,32 €

Online workshop Arranging for Electronic Music

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This workshop gives a practical, in depth and hands on basic training to arrange any genre of electronic music.

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A vital aspect to producing electronic music is its arrangement. Whereas arranging has been thoroughly studied and is taught in classical or jazz context, electronic music producers are still often left in the dark as to what are the steps towards a great arrangement.

The workshop “Arranging for electronic music” gives a practical, condensed and hands on answer to this question. In this 2 day workshop you’ll be learning a systematic approach and a whole palette of methods and techniques to arrange any genre of electronic music.

The workshop is intended for musicians, music producers, composers, sound designers or artistic creative interested minds. No previous knowledge is required for this workshop.

This workshop is hosted and organized by the Center-MCS (Center for Music, Coding and Sound Design). Check out more on Center-MCS and get the latest updates via our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/centermcs .

On a practical side the workshop is organized into two sessions:

Sesssion 1: 4 hours on day 1 (28/08)

In this first session you 'll be introduced to the basic principles of arranging, get to know all building blocks used in arranging as well as learn fundamental compositional methods that can be the starting point for any kind of arrangement.

Topics covered in this session include:

-Building blocks of arrangement

-Instrument and sound types used

-Short overview synthesis techniques used and their functionality in arranging

-Format types in arranging

-Composition methods and arranging

Session 2: 4 hours on day 2 (29/08)

The second day of the workshop is you'll learn all about developing an arrangement from scratch, pitfalls to avoid and elements to take into consideration for creating a great arrangement and it's connection with the melody/harmony/rythm/frequency quadrangle. You'll also learn how to expand your knowledge and craft in arranging by systematically analysing and learning from your favourite tracks and compositions-Topics covered in this session include:

-Working with contours

--Energy contours

--Emotion contours

--Tension contours

--Expectation, anticipation, tension and release

-Arranging and harmony

-Arranging and melody

-Arranging and rythm

-Working with contrast

-Phrase and phrase coherence

-Most common used arranging tools and techniques



Laptop and an internet connection. This workshop can be followed using free software The workshop does not require any knowledge or previous experience with wavetable synthesis or sound synthesis in general. All techniques and principles will be explained right from the start.

Planning and duration of the workshop:


8 hours in total. This 2 day workshop runs from 28/08 till 29/08 from 14u00 till 18u00.

Cost of the workshop:


Cost of the workshop:

-78,32 €

Maximum number of participants:

A maximum off 11 participants can join this workshop.

About the teacher of this workshop


Teacher of this workshop is Valery Vermeulen. He's a Belgian electronic musician, mathematician, music producer , visiting professor at the Music Production department of the KASK-Conservatorium School of Art in Gent, guest lecturer the Master Artscience KABK Den Hague and researcher at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Antwerp University (BE). He holds a Phd in pure mathematics from Ghent University (BE) as well as a masters degree in Music Composition at the Royal Conservatory of Ghent (BE).

In his work Valery mainly focuses on he interaction between electronic music production, data science and theoretical physics. His installations and performances have been widely shown in Belgium as well as abroad.

More info on his background can be found via www.valeryvermeulen.net.


Enrollment additional info:


Once enrolled you’ll receive a link the day before the start of the workshop to a virtual class room where the workshop is held. This class room is accessible in a standard browser such as e.g. Google Chrome. On the day of the start of the workshop you’ll get access to the classroom as of 13u45.


-If you would like to have more info on the workshop please send an email to workshops@valeryvermeulen.net.

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The Center for Music, Coding and Sound Design is a Ghent (BE) based organisation dedicated to the cross over between music, sound and new (digital) technologies.

The mission of the center is to disseminate new approaches and techniques trough performative events such as talks and concerts, as well as in the educational activities trough workshops and masterclasses. In doing so we focus on topics such as analogue/digital sound synthesis techniques, digital modular synthesis (with software systems such as MaxMSP, Pure Data or Reaktor), composition and arranging techniques used in various genres of electronic music, (live) coding and algorave style music production.


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